Melbourne startup, One Key Access, has raised $1 million in a pre-Seed spherical because it seems to resolve the issue of parcel theft for deliveries to residences.
The startup, co-based by former Australia Post staff Chanel Costabir and Raymond Ngai, emerged out of the Antler program final yr.
Antler, which made the preliminary funding within the startup, has once more backed the pre-Seed spherical together with LauchVic’s new Alice Anderson fund, which backs feminine founders, with strategic Angel buyers additionally backing the elevate.
One Key Access launched in Melbourne this month, and the funding is earmarked to develop their staff and broaden to different states.
The startup sees itself as straddling LogisticsTech and PropTech to provide authorised couriers with safe entry to buildings and parcel storage to assist the last-mile supply trade. One Key Access connects couriers to entry management techniques and parcel lockers by way of its cloud platform.
Costabir, the startup’s CEO, stated that with greater than 82% of Australian households buying on-line, parcel theft is on the rise.
“Our goal at One Key Access is to enable frictionless 24/7 deliveries. We believe we can best achieve this by being the connector between the delivery drivers and the entire smart delivery ecosystem,” she stated.
A common digital key grants authorised entry to buildings and parcel lockers.
“We have created an agnostic solution that streamlines the process for a courier to gain authorised entry into buildings and then easily deliver into a parcel locker or mail room,” Costabir stated.
“The delivery experience today is less than ideal. Delivery drivers aren’t able to securely deliver to apartment residents when they aren’t home, residents are having to travel to alternative locations to collect their parcels and building managers are dealing with parcels being stolen from the foyer. With One Key Access, all of this friction is removed.”
One Key Access is already working with numerous supply firms together with main couriers Australia Post, Aramex, Couriers Please and DHL.
Antler Venture Partner Laura Faulconer stated they had been happy to again a staff that’s “worked at the absolute coalface” of an issue.
“By knowing what hasn’t worked in the past, and a finger on the pulse of what the market need is, One Key Access has carved out an exciting niche that will streamline last mile logistics,” she stated.
LaunchVic CEO Dr Kate Cornick praised One Key Access as a Victorian startup on the rise.
“We are proud to be investing in One Key Access via LaunchVic’s Alice Anderson Fund to help solve a common pain point for thousands of Australian online shoppers,” she stated.
“Chanel and Raymond bring their deep commercial experience to this issue and the capital they have secured will help them refine their product offer and propel their long-term growth – something LaunchVic is focused on ensuring right across all aspects of the Victorian startup sector.”