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Shepper, a London based startup that carries out on-demand inspections of assets globally using a network of crowd sourced people, has raised $5.4m.
Founded by Ben Prouty, Carl August Ameln and Jan Vanhoutte, serial entrepreneurs previously behind Streetcar and LOVESPACE, the company has received backing from Aviva Ventures, Idekapital Fund 1 and angel investors. Funds raised will support the company’s product development and growth globally.
Shepper is an on-demand inspection and basic task service that connects you to the things you value. Shepper leverages its worldwide network of background-checked individuals to help businesses gather and validate information, inspect property and assets, and perform basic tasks. Brands simply upload a job e.g. a property condition report to the platform and Shepper’s global community responds within seconds. The brand then receives a full report on the job including photographs, videos and commentary all captured via smartphone.
The company is already working with the likes of L’Oreal, JCDecaux, Hostmaker and JustPark and has completed inspections as far away as New York and Sydney. The investment from Aviva Ventures comes as Shepper is running an ongoing insurance usecase pilot with Aviva who also back the the Founders Factory fintech accelerator programme, of which Shepper is a graduate.
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