Convenient, safe and affordable
Stasher is the perfect solution for temporary luggage storage, whenever and wherever you may need it. Whether you are waiting for your check-in, visiting a venue with a strict bag policy or catching a red-eye flight, there are many reasons you might need a place to leave your bags for a few hours. This is where Stasher comes in! With a few taps on your phone, you can find a place to store your bags around you and make the most of your day!
What is Stasher?
Stasher is the world's first luggage storage network. Acting as an agent, it connects you with hotels and stores that can keep your luggage safe while you enjoy your time in a city.
Why Use Stasher?
Trust is at the heart of what Stasher is about. It works with respected brands and vetted businesses. Their 4.8/5 review score is a testament to this and their customer support is multi award-winning. Each bag is also fully guaranteed up to £2,500.
The Lightbulb Moment 2015
How did it all start? People were always asking to store their stuff at Anthony's home near King's Cross. When a friend asked, Anthony replied "Sure, but I'm charging you for it". This joke was the lightbulb moment. On 21 September 2015, Jake and Ant, at the time roommates at Oxford, incorporated CityStasher Ltd (now Stasher).
Prototyping and Expansion 2016–2017
Ant and Jake worked on the prototype while finishing their studies. Over the summer, they sent a cold email to the CEO of Big Yellow Storage, James Gibson - he loved the vision and joined as their first investor. They turned the prototype into a fully functioning business.
The Venture Investment Years 2018–2020
Between 2017-2019, Stasher raised VC funding from Howzat Partners (Cheapflights, Trivago etc.), VentureFriends and investors from Hotels.com and Spotify. Their growth has seen them partner with companies including Hotels.com, Klook and Marriott, as well as brands like Premier Inn, Expedia and Accor. With 2020's $2.5m round, they planned to add more high calibre partners, grow the team and expand to 10,000+ cities. Stasher is currently present in every continent and over 400 cities.
Covid & Recovery 2020–2022
The coronavirus pandemic was, as you can imagine, a disaster for business. Having started 2020 on a high, Stasher went into hibernation. During the hiatus, the team kept busy with Treepoints.green, which is now a thriving social enterprise. With travel recovering, the Stasher team is now back in business, storing more bags than ever before! To work with them, reach out to any of the team below :)
The faces behind the scenes
Jacob Co-founder and CEO
Jacob and Anthony, friends from their time studying economics at Oxford together, co-founded the business in 2015. They were both recognised in 2020 on Europe’s Forbes 30 under 30 list. Jacob's interests include football (he is a long-suffering supporter of Charlton Athletic), fitness and game theory.
Anthony Co-founder and CCO
Ant's interests include eating and complaining about being hungry…. Always. Along with Jacob, Anthony was recognised in 2020 on Europe’s Forbes 30 under 30 list. The pair also run a podcast - The Morality of Everyday Things - which is in the top 2.5% of podcasts worldwide.
Oscar Commercial Director
Oscar runs Stasher's host and partnerships network. Prior to joining us he studied business & digital marketing and worked in sales before moving into business development. He's passionate about business, self-improvement and everything food related.
Luke Head of Engineering
Stasher Chess Champion, King of the North and hasn't seen sunlight in months. Occasionally known to break stuff. Works best when fueled with a chicken Parmo or two and the girliest alcoholic beverage you can find.
Megan Backend Developer
Megan joined Stasher in 2019 as our host community manager after graduating from King’s in Spanish and Portuguese and transitioned into software development during covid. Having lived in Brazil and Mexico, Megan can often be found daydreaming about her next trip, and failing that she’s at the pub!
Pedro Product Designer
Having transitioned from a background in law to the realm of design, Pedro is captivated by the pursuit of pixel-perfection and UX evangelization. He is obsessed with The Simpsons and classic movies and as a holder of a blue belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, he's skilled in the delicate art of folding clothes while people are still in them – a talent that that could be handy during refinements with developers or while delivering compelling demos to the team.
At his core, Pedro's mission is to enhance user experiences, alleviating any sense of "suckage." and If you wish to reach out to him, be sure to raise a flag that declares: "I am not my user, my user is not me.”
Mario Frontend Developer
Hailing from the ancient land of Egypt, Armed with his papyrus scroll and a cup of milk latte, Mario can be found brainstorming innovative solutions while gazing at the mesmerizing Nile River.
John Frontend Developer
John always dreamed of being a professor in an academy. But he needed to make a living so he became a Software Developer. Right now, his son is teaching him how to be a father first. You can find him measuring the water on the feeding bottle on his coding breaks.
Diane Frontend Developer
Diane is an introvert who found her way in the world of code and pixels. She likes keeping things simple, both in her work as a Front-end Developer and her personal life. She still claims to be a bookworm even though she has not read books in a long time.
Kristoffer Software Engineer
Throughout his career, Kris has been a Software Engineer focusing on mobile applications. He was in the Middle East when the pandemic struck which allowed him to upskill that bolstered his career even further. Wanderlust made his young heart venture back to the beautiful beaches and seas of the Philippines , because why not?
Iara Operations Manager
Iara is a Leeds College of Music graduate who joined Stasher as an Operations Associate, and is now managing Operations. She enjoys composing, singing, travel, any fighting game ever and talking about books for ridiculously long amounts of time.
Periklis Partnerships Manager
Periklis joined us in 2022 after he graduated with his master's degree in Marketing & Data analytics. He is passionate about innovation and finding ways to make things done. Travelling in remote nature locations and skiing are his favourite things.
Kelly Supply Manager
Kelly joined Stasher in 2022 to help grow our host network. She may not know what a trophy looks like, being a lifelong Tottenham fan, but she holds the record for the fastest Stashpoint sign-up in Stasher’s history. She enjoys roast dinners and eating celery at odd times, is triggered by tangerines, and in her spare time helps to organise Summer Soulstice festival.
Cris Business Dev Manager
Cris is a in-progress digital illustrator with a nomadic soul. He founded Airkeep.me, another luggage storage platform focused on the Latin American market. He met the Stasher’s team in 2020 and after a few years Airkeep was acquired, where Cris joined the Stasher team in 2022.
Javi Business Analyst
Javiera joined Stasher after working at Airkeep.me and during her studies in industrial engineering. She is currently working as a business dev analyst. Javi loves art and expressing herself through dance, dreams of becoming a high-level climber, and frequents tourism websites overthinking about her next trip.
Abi Business Analyst
Abi joined Stasher in 2022 bringing a Mexican touch to the company. She graduated in Tourism and considers herself a specialist in the Riviera Maya. She is passionate about pastries and has a small Alfajores shop. Abi enjoys crypto winter as a hobby.
Edmond Chief Strategy Officer
Edmond joined Stasher as a team mascot, but his tireless dedication to the cause has seen him rise the ranks to the executive team. During Covid, Edmond took some time off to recharge.
Rascal E Raccoon (aka Raz) Head of Waste Management
Raz joined Stasher in 2022, following the mysterious disappearance of Edmond, our former Chief Strategy Officer. Raz enjoys swordfighting, wearing fun hats, and plotting to take over the world. Rumours that Edmond has been seen running a solar farm in Mexico are as yet unconfirmed.