86. Tuxebo

A marketplace for equipment rental, Tuxebo is the brainchild of Colin, a former stockbroker and qualified barrister

Founders: Colin Beattie, Manvir Kenth, Joachim Krebs
Website: www.tuxebo.co.uk

A marketplace for equipment rental, Tuxebo is the brainchild of Colin, a former stockbroker and qualified barrister, who had previously started an online website which sold machinery. So many requests came in for rentals he thought he could make a separate business out of it. In one month this year, Tuxebo, which has already secured Silicon Valley backing, had almost 1000 rental companies sign up to its service. The next 12 months will see the company move through various rental verticals such as cranes and diggers, and a US launch is also in the pipeline.

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