Tech Pitch: AirSorted
A "hassle-free Airbnb", AirSorted is the latest start-up to capitalise on the rapidly growing sharing economy...
Founders: James Jenkins-Yates and Herman Satkauskas
Background: Finance and Technology
Based in: Shoreditch, London
Very simply, what does your tech start-up do?
AirSorted makes Airbnb hassle-free by taking the stress out of managing properties on the sharing platform, so you don’t have to. We arrange cleaners, laundry and check-ins and everything else involved in managing an Airbnb property listing and we also squeeze more out of the property by optimising the listing.
Most importantly, we ensure guests have a great stay!
Tell us why there’s a need – what do you disrupt?
People want flexibility and to earn money to help pay for their holidays or their travelling; especially with property prices so high and rents going through the roof. However, they simply don’t have the time to manage all the hassles involved. We sort the hassles, they get the extra money!
Are you funded?
We are funded by Pi Labs which is Europe’s first property accelerator. This investment comes from the crowd on Seedrs, which has investors such as James Caan and Spire Ventures.
What were you doing before starting?
Jenkins-Yates worked on Wall Street and in the City before turning his attention to the growing technology industry. He learnt to code at Makers Academy and from there he learnt about Airbnb and the sharing economy. It was obvious to him that Airbnb wasn’t as easy as it could be, so AirSorted was born.
What’s the best thing about where you’re based?
We’ew based in Second Home, located in Shoreditch. We are lucky enough to be surrounded by several property tech start-ups, who we can bounce ideas off and discuss the future of the industry with.