PiggyBee is ready for take-off

At the end of 2010, I came back from South Africa with the idea that everyone could become a carrier. An initial version of PiggyBee was launched in 2012 and, this year, a few thousand miles later, the community will soon exceed 10,000 members.

To both sustain and further accelerate this growth, the startup recently got a €50,000 investment from WING. WING is a Belgian investment fund specialized in financing digital startups.

This primer cash injection will finance a series of new features in the platform, and will enable us to conduct some hypothesis-testing. The goal is to quickly multiply the number of offers posted on the site in order to achieve a day-by-day increase in package deliveries by travelers.

Looking beyond this piece of good news, the most-important thing is our users, without whom nothing would be possible. If you’ve not yet joined the community, it’s time you sign up here – it’s free! Also, personal recommendations are our biggest source of new people, so please do tell your friends and family about the project and share this article.

Entrepreneur and traveler, David Vuylsteke is the founder and CEO of PiggyBee, a startup that connects people who want to move items across the world with travelers who can help.