Top Investors back MOVEME.COM a New Online Service to simplify Moving Home

Entrepreneurs Mark Cunningham and Keith McNeilly have attracted a team of top investors to back their new home moving web service – Moveme.com.

Backers include Brent Hoberman, founder of lastminute.com, leading venture firm Advent Venture Partners and top seed investors, The Accelerator Group. The company has also hired online consumer services specialists including Charles Wasdell, ex-UK marketing director for Monster.co.uk.

 

Moveme.com is a simple online service which will enable millions of people moving home to save significant time; by informing users what they need to do and when, and how they can save money with its exclusive partner discounts, including removal companies, utilities, etc.  The service is accessed through a simple online planner (MovePlanner™) which is automatically tailored to the user’s specific needs.

 

Keith McNeilly, Moveme.com co-founder, said: “We identified a gap in the market and are confident it will provide home movers with the perfect aid when moving home.  We are delighted our confidence in the venture is being mirrored through the investment backing of such heavy hitters in the marketplace.

 

“Moving home is a very stressful time for anyone, simply because it is the biggest purchase anyone is likely to make in their lifetime, and combined with the sheer amount of information people now have to take in and the many different deadlines they have to meet, home movers were crying out for a service such as Moveme.com.”

 

In the UK alone, 6 million people move home every year and almost every one of them would agree that the planning process is extremely complex and time consuming.  The whole experience can now be streamlined by supplying Moveme.com with just three pieces of information; Where from? Where to? and When?  Moveme.com then automatically provides access to its exclusive data, records, forms, letters and services that are essential to facilitate a house move.

 

Keith added: “Our dream was to create a simple and tailored online service that takes the thinking and subsequent stresses out of moving.  Moveme.com’s easy-to-use timeline and reminders will make every move a whole lot easier.”

 

Frédéric Court, Partner at Advent Ventures sees the launch as a major step forward in the supply of house moving services:  “We have seen how consumers have embraced the Internet to help them deal with their personal life, from online property searches, to financial comparison websites.  We believe that Moveme.com will become the automatic choice when dealing with a home move.  Alongside its simple MovePlanner™, Moveme.com is building a whole new marketplace for home services, with a clear objective of helping consumers save time and money.”

 

ENDS

 

About Advent Ventures: Advent Ventures is one of the most experienced technology venture capital firms in Europe. Established in 1981 it invests in both the Information and Communications Technology (“ICT”) and Life Sciences sectors.  Advent Ventures has over £500 million under management from institutional investors across Europe and the USA. ICT investments include Ubiquisys (fixed-mobile convergence technology), Snell & Wilcox (digital media), Echovox (mobile media solutions), Cartesis (business performance management software) and Qype (local review website).  For further information, see www.adventventures.com

 

About Accelerator Group: The Accelerator Group backs early stage technology companies focusing on consumer applications. Accelerator provides seed capital and active advice and mentoring to Entrepreneurs.  Amongst the companies which have been backed by Accelerator are: LoveFilm (On-line DVD Rentals, Koodos ( Luxury brands at a discount) ,  Moo – (on-demand printing for the web),  Imagini (discover your VisualDNA).

 

About Moveme.com: Moveme.com is a company specialised in designing solutions to help people manage their home move. Moveme.com (www.moveme.com) has designed a free online specialist consumer service which contains absolutely everything you need to move home. Moveme’s personalised online planner (the MovePlanner™), a simple to use tool that takes the pain out of moving home, telling users everything that needs to be done, in the correct order. In addition to helping people save time, Moveme enables its users to save money by accessing directly exclusive discounts and offers with many relevant service providers, such as removal companies, utilities, etc.

 

Moveme.com is located in London, UK, and backed by consumer Internet specialists including Advent Venture Partners, The Accelerator Group and Brent Hoberman.  For further information, see www.moveme.com

 

For further information contact:

Keith McNeilly – Moveme.com, 0208 545 2681, keith.mcneilly@moveme.com

Frédéric Court – Advent Ventures, 0207 932 2100, frederic.court@adventventures.com

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