No more empty vans on the road

How do you help founders with little technical knowledge or seed capital to make their online start-up a success?

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B renger (transl. 'Bringer') connects transport requests and unused space in delivery vans that plan to come your way anyway. Not only does this make the transport of furniture and other large items cheap and easy, it could also reduce Dutch CO2 emissions by 0.5%. By challenging their business case, helping to secure funding and building a user-friendly platform, we helped the founders to become the innovator of the Dutch transport market.

Wat we hebben gedaan

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From a business plan to a start-up strategy

Early 2016 we met Derk van der Have and Wisse Koedam. These ambitious young entrepreneurs had a great idea for a tech start-up but were lacking the required technical knowledge. Larger seed capital would also considerably increase their chances of a good start. Therefore we decided to start with a pitch deck sprint. In a number of sessions we helped sharpen their ideas, validate the business case and build a roadmap towards launch.

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Supply and demand and more

We started working in sprints on a platform that brings together demand (for the transport of furniture) and supply (of empty vans). But as supply and demand aren't balanced in all parts of the Netherlands we help ensure national coverage by continuously optimizing location-based pricing. Additionally, an intelligent mailing system informs couriers about orders based on the routes they frequently take.

More than meets the eye

Ongoing user research helped us to continuously improve clients' and shippers' experience. But under the hood, the platform also streamlines internal processes. A management and support dashboard for instance, helps Brenger process payments and ensure a high level of service.

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On the road to technical independence

In less than 2.5 years Derk and Wisse raised almost 2 million euros while we developed the platform to its current level. But as Brenger is getting mature, it's time for them to become fully independent. We fully support them in this process, not just by simply transferring our work and knowledge but also by recruiting and setting up their in-house development team.

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Cheap, easy and sustainable

Deploying over 500 verified couriers, Brenger has become the official transport partner of Marktplaats (a local eBay subsidiary), BVA Auctions and Troostwijk Auctions. With an average rating of 8.7, users are loving the service. But the biggest gain may be for us all: already Brenger has saved over 1.1 million kg of CO2 emission. And counting.