Home set-up service Just Move In has announced a huge fund-raise of £4m.
The service boasts Hamptons, Openrent, and Pickfords amongst and says it makes moving in and out of a home easier — whether you’re renting or buying — via a platform to manage activities, from setting up the broadband and informing the council of the new address, to recommending removals and storage companies.
Movers are supported by ‘Move Specialists’, who can assist with any questions that might arise during the process.
Just Move In is building technology to automate as much of the move-in/out administration as possible, streamlining the registration and payment process with dozens of suppliers.
Its Home Setup Service is free to anyone referred to Just Move In via one of its corporate partners, and optional upgrades are available during the registration process. The company plans to launch a direct-to-consumer proposition in late 2022.
One key investor - Andrew Gale, founder of Longbrook Ventures - says: “Just Move In is providing an innovative, frictionless solution to an extremely cumbersome problem that all movers face. I am confident that with this team’s passion and hunger, they will build on the impressive traction already achieved to date and deliver an exceptional outcome for all.”
Just Move In co-founder Ross Nichols adds: "Moving home is one of the most stressful things you’ll ever do, and on average, we each move home 11 times during the course of our lives. Just Move In exists to make moving home hassle-free.”
Where possible, Just Move In partners with ethical businesses and works exclusively with green energy companies, including Octopus Energy.
Just Move In co-founder Tom Old says: “We believe in the three Ps principle - people, planet and prosperity. We are proud to be part of the growing community of B Corps across the world, which are proving that for-profit companies can be a force for good and that business leaders can work together to build a more inclusive and sustainable economy.”