79. LOVESPACE

“Cloud storage for your physical things,” allowing customers to order storage direct from their door

Founder: Brett Akker
Founded: June 2011 (launched August 2012)
Website: www.lovespace.co.uk

With all the talk of saving space by moving your local digital files on to remote servers via the cloud, it’s a wonder nobody has thought of applying the same principle to physical goods – that is, until now. LOVESPACE’s unique service provides by-the-box goods storage which is collected, free of charge, direct from your door. With prices starting from £1.95 per month per box, it’s no wonder the young service is seeing rapid uptake amongst UK residents for whom space is at a premium – LOVESPACE has served more than 1,000 customers with 6,000 boxes to date.

The business has also launched an innovative partnership with Mothercare, which allows expecting mothers to defer delivery of their purchases until the baby arrives. With £400,000 investment and experienced entrepreneur Brett Akker behind the business (Akker founded the largest car-sharing club in Europe – Streetcar – which he sold to Zipcar in 2010 to focus on LOVESPACE) and a plan for international expansion into cities such as New York, Berlin and San Francisco, it looks like LOVESPACE will be collecting serious revenues alongside their boxes soon.

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