Vallie, a London, UK-based on-demand valet parking service, raised $750k in seed funding.
The round was led by Saatchi Invest with participation from the London Co-Investment Fund and the CEO of the Met Group Danny Kessler and his partner, Michael Jacobs.
The company intends to use the funds to further develop the platform and expand into new markets in the UK and mainland Europe
Co-founded by Nash Islam and Robin Doble in 2015, Vallie is an on-demand personal valet parking service that allows customers to drop their car anywhere in Central London, where it is collected by a driver and parked for £5 per hour or £25 a day.
Users book a collection time and place using the app. Upon arrival, they hand over the car and keys to a designated Vallie driver, who then parks it at a secure location. The car can then be returned to any chosen destination within 15 minutes.
The service can also be offered as a company benefit to employees who need to drive into the office especially where a designated parking spot is either in short supply or prohibitively expensive.
Additional concierge services include car washes, fuel refills, electric charging, MOT checks, tyre pressure checks, etc.