Amsterdam-based moving platform ScanMovers raises €750k in seed funding

ScanMovers

Amsterdam-based ScanMovers is a platform that helps you arrange your move. It has received a new investment of €750k from angel investors, which it will use to develop an app to make moving stress free. The largest moving platform in the Benelux, ScanMovers has now raised a total of €1.25 million.

ScanMovers was founded at the end of 2016 by Maurits Koopman and Boyan Nijpels and has been live since 2017. The platform provides insight into the prices, reviews, and different service levels of movers.

Next year, the startup will also launch a new sharing platform for workers and trucks. With movers, orders and a fleet accessible in the cloud, it will be possible to operate more flexibly. In theory, a freelancer could even start a moving company on their own, with access to a flexible fleet and workforce.

Boyan Nijpels, founder of ScanMovers, said: “We solve a concrete problem: the price differences between movers are enormous, but more expensive movers are not always better. We will use this investment to help the moving sector to innovate even further and to make moving easier for everybody. This new group of investors shares our vision that this removal sector can be organised more efficiently by using the same principles from the sharing economy. This flexibility benefits both the mover and the end consumer.” 

Nijpels added: “Moving is in the top three of the most stressful life experiences. As a result, you do not always have an eye for everything that needs to be prepared. Our app to be released next year will take the consumer and mover through all the steps that need to be taken. This makes every move run smoothly: no one forgets the parking permit for the moving van or arranging an external lift. This saves the consumer and mover a lot of worries, frustration and time.”