What is it: Urbane is an app that gives you access to different services. In the app users can find local salons, masseuses, spas, naprapaths, yoga studios and more. It makes searching for services and booking appointments easier.
How it works: In Urbane services are divided into different categories and it will suggest the best options for the user.
The app’s suggestions are based on the user’s location and their budget. After selecting a local business the user can also
After selecting a local business, the app allows users to set an appointment and for some services, users could also pay through the app. Currently, the app only features local businesses in Stockholm.
Best for: Urbane is great for people who are searching for services in Stockholm and for business who would like to promote their services.
Value Offering: Urbane likes to call itself as a one-stop shop, not just because they have different services in one platform but also because the app helps users with everything. The app has a calendar feature which shows the user all the appointments they’ve booked and it reminds the user of their booking. Users can also follow their favorite businesses on the app and they can also use Urbane to communicate with their service provider through their messaging feature.
Hype Level: André Lorenz Stock along with investor and philanthropist Georg Westin are the founders of Urbane. The app was launched in May 2018, they have more than 1500 downloads and over 850 service providers.
They are currently seeking new funding and is hoping to it to grow their team, further development of the app and to expand in other major cities in Sweden.