App/tech business of the week ~ Storekat

22/04/2016 - 09:30

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Storekat is an online aggregator of storage facilities, connecting self-storage providers with self-storage customers.

NEW SECTOR: Kevin Forcier says online searches for self-storage is growing rapidly. Photo: Attila Csaszar

What? ~ Storekat is an online aggregator of storage facilities, connecting self-storage providers with self-storage customers.

Facility operators can also screen their prospective tenants, use their own contracts, and set their own billing. Storekat won the Curtin Accelerate program 2016 and will pitch at Google next month.

Where? ~ www.storekat.com

Who? ~ Co-founders Kevin Forcier and Daniel Borenstein

Quotation ~ "We are here to help the 95 percent of the self storage industry that cannot effectively market online, get into the online market place; online searches for self storage spaces is growing 25 percent year-on-year." - Kevin Forcier

$ ~ The founders have invested into the business and are looking to build inventory. The company has experienced early sales and is seeking growth.

The industry in Australia turns over $800 million a year, whereas the US market has over $US28 billion in annual turnover.

Storekat is aiming to establish in the US and has already set up a Delaware C-Corporation, a US merchant account and can trade in nine different currencies.

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Storekat launched in February 2016 and is ranked #2 in the BNiQ Startups list

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