With Comydo, couriers are no longer standing in front of a locked front door or ringing all available door bells. The Hamburg-based startup turns the parcel itself into a temporary key granting the postman access to the entrance hall of apartment buildings.
High-Tech Gründerfonds, Innovationsstarter Fonds Hamburg, and Anyon, a PropTech VC investor, have just invested a high six-figure into the startup. The investment in Comydo will help the Hamburg-based company to quickly build up a team in marketing and sales and accelerate product development.
Founded in 2017, Comydo uses the existing shipping labels and track & trace interfaces to open the door. All relevant carriers are hooked up and thus Comydo covers 95% of the B2C market. The property management in turn can open the door remotely to service providers by QR code or a single mouse click.
In addition, there are many other use cases in areas where fast, flexible access is required. Examples include 24/7 click & collect, access to co-working spaces, parking management or special customer areas such as washrooms. The authorization is generated “on demand” and made available to an ever-changing group of people via e-mail or receipt at the cash register. Comydo also offers an exciting approach for business applications. According to the founders, the digital ID badge on smartphones or watches is overdue.
Daniela Bach, Investment Manager HTGF stated: “There are already several providers in the area of access management, but no one so far has addressed the bottleneck of the front door opening for parcel deliveries in such a brilliantly simple way as Comydo. The team solves a major problem in Last Mile Delivery.”