2012 Web & Mobile Netherlands STARTUP
Peerby is the world’s only peer-to-peer goods borrowing platform that actively creates supply by asking around through Facebook, e-mail and push notification. Peerby asks neighbors if they are willing to lend out their stuff, and willing neighbors are connected through a chat. Within minutes, they are ready to pick up a product right around the corner. By providing user ratings, pickup and return reminders, guarantees and product insurance Peerby offers a safe, fun and effortless experience.
In September 2012, Peerby won the amount of $125k (€100k) as the runner-up of The Postcode Lottery Green Challenge 2012 – an international competition for sustainable entrepreneurship.
In March 2012 and October 2011 they raised $70k and $40k in seed funding respectively from undisclosed investors.