What do Tony Hsieh, The VegasTechFund, ff Venture Capital, and Quotidien Ventures all have in common? As of today, they have all funded Fred Cook’s startup, Moveline, in a Series A round to the tune of $3 million. This brings the total amount of funding Moveline has raised to $5.9 million, and it comes not too long after Cook relocated from New York City to Las Vegas.
“Our Series A represents a culmination of our efforts since bringing our company out to Vegas in August of 2013. Since landing here, we’ve been focused on improving our service offering to customers, and have brought a lot of process and structure to the company to allow us to grow and deliver a consistently awesome moving experience at scale,” says Moveline co-founder Kelly Eidson. “The funding gives us some extra wind behind our sails as we carry this momentum into the 2014 moving season, and allows us to bring Moveline to more people, and help everyone have a simple, friendly move.”
The concept of the company is simple, but very effective. Users take inventory of their belongings via a video call and then receive a quote from moving and storage companies. Moveline’s services are offered to anybody going through a move of 100 miles or greater in the US, Canada, Europe, New Zealand, Australia, or South Africa.
“To date, we’ve built a lot of product that makes it easy to shop for a moving company. With this funding, we’re able to carry that same approach into developing software that makes the whole moving experience more efficient and delightful, so we’ll be investing a great deal in R&D,” Eidson explains. “We'll also be investing in marketing as we expand to serve more of the moving industry, and will continue to hire amazing people and build the very best team possible to tackle the challenges ahead.”