17. Stasher

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Founders: Jacob Wedderburn-Day and Anthony Collias
Founded: 2015
Website: www.stasher.com

Having previously featured at 91 in last year’s Startups 100, Stasher has this year climbed the list to the impressive position of 17.

Founded in 2015 by Jacob Wedderburn-Day and Anthony Collias, Stasher is a sharing economy solution to luggage storage. A simple idea to help make travel easier, Stasher now has over 1000 ‘Stashpoints’ in more than 250 cities across six continents.

Using a mobile app, travellers, day-trippers or anyone with baggage can drop their luggage off safely, and enjoy the city they’re in. Founded by three university friends and based in London, Stasher’s global journey has seen more than 450,000 bags ‘stashed’ so far.

Stasher has partnered with a network of both big and small businesses that provide space for safe storage. These businesses receive a share of revenue for every bag stashed at their location, while also benefiting from the increase in footfall that comes with it. Brick and mortar partners can earn an additional income stream of up to $30,000 per year, while the success of the venture has also led to key partnerships with big name brands like Marriott, Premier Inn and Expedia.

Of course, an essential part of the business model is trust, something that Stasher takes very seriously. In 2018, 2019 and 2020, the business earned the Platinum Trusted Award Service from Feefo, with a 4.8/5 customer experience rating from over 18,000+ reviews.

Having been the first business to step into the market, Stasher has achieved financial backing – as well as financial success – and is the only service in the market right now with an in-house product team and custom API.

Stasher’s success is simple – the founders identified a common problem, and they solved it. Expect to see more and more Stashpoints as this savvy startup continues its upward trajectory.

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