About Us .
At Movemate, our mission is to make moving as simple as ordering a pizza. We believe our customers should be able to get a transparent quote for a quality moving service in less than 5 minutes. Our vision is to create a platform where people can easily provide and receive moving services.
Hi! I’m JP, the technical co-founder of MoveMate, alongside Lucas Francioli, the business brain of MoveMate. Lucas and I met at a startup weekend in Montreal in November 2018. He had already been working on a successful moving business during the summer, and was starting to explore the idea of leveraging technology to create a platform for moving needs. I was immediately interested in his vision and offered to help him during the weekend. We quickly realized that we were working well together and after winning a spot in the Founder Institute, we decided to work to make this vision a reality. We have officially launched the first version of our website in April 2019.
One of the first thing we’ve learnt when building the business is how painful moving is for people. Almost everyone we talked to had a frustrating story about moving. Sometimes we would hear about the guy from Kijiji arriving 3 hours late (or not at all), other times we would hear about the incredible journey of getting a fridge on the 3rd floor of a Montreal apartment with no help. After hearing so many moves gone sour, we started to realize how much of a hassle this was for people, and this is what is motivating us every day to work towards providing the best moving experience for our clients. When we look at how other industries like travel, transportation and food ordering have evolved, we have no choice but to wonder why it’s still so painful to book a move.
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