HTGF and Bayern Kapital invest in tiramizoo

0, an online marketplace for fully automatic booking of local courier and delivery services, recently closed a Seed Financing round with High Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) and Bayern Kapital. The German startup aims to create the first world-wide platform where private & business customers can find, book and pay couriers as well as track deliveries in real time online. In addition to price, other selection criteria such as delivery time or most environmentally friendly courier will be offered. The technology is entirely web-based and marks a radical departure from the decentralized structures that are somehow typical for the courier industry. tiramizoo wants to bring this industry online and facilitate access to courier services.

Michael Löhr, managing director and founder of tiramizoo stated in relation to the concept: „First of all, we make it possible that couriers can be booked online fast and easy and provide users with an internet rating system to evaluate the service. Secondly, customers can find the nearest available courier via online map or follow their current delivery by GPS in real time. Thirdly, we reach new customers with our platform and thereby generate additional trips for couriers. With our marketplace, couriers can attract more attention and make their service more accessible“.

tiramizoo expects (or hopes for) an increasing demand for courier and delivery services particularly from local retailers, restaurants and private customers. The startup also offers a solution for local e-commerce businesses for fast and direct delivery of goods to private customers.

tiramizoo GmbH was founded in November 2010 with support of the ESA Business Incubation Centres (BIC) Oberpfaffenhofen. The ESA BIC provides tiramizoo with access to latest satellite navigation technology and co-operation with its technology network.

The participation of HTGF, Bayern Kapital and other investors makes the implementation of the concept and its rapid internationalization possible. tiramizoo has just been launched simultaneously in Germany and Canada. After successful testing the concept the marketplace will be developed further for Europe and North America.