In this month's wrap, we have several exciting updates!
Our first investment raise
We are super excited to let you all know that Mutu has raised its first round of private investment which will enable us to grow our platform across New Zealand. For the last 6 months, most of our activity has been focussed on Christchurch. This funding will help us build a nationwide Mutu community. Thank you for joining us on the journey so far - we couldn’t have done it without you!
A new team member!
We have hired an amazing new Senior Developer to assist our Lead Developer, Brandon. Welcome to the team, Idrish!
Our brand new ambassador programme
We are now looking to grow our community throughout New Zealand and we need your help! We are looking for Mutu ambassadors in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin. If you're passionate about sustainability and you want to enable collaboration and sharing within your community, then we want to hear from you. Reply to this email if you're interested, and we'll share further details!
Keep reading to find out what items Mutu users want to rent, a request for your snow gear, and for news on further developments of the Mutu app.
Toby and the Mutu team.
An update on our "Request Item" feature
Our latest "Request Item" feature is proving to be very popular already. Here are some of the items Mutu users are looking to rent across the country:
✅ A bait launcher in Christchurch
✅ A wood chipper in Whangarei
✅ A piano trolley in Nelson
✅ A sewing machine in Wellington
✅ A kid's bike seat in Tauranga
✅ A jack stand in Hamilton
✅ A fishing kontiki in New Plymouth
✅ A plate compactor in Hamilton
If you have any of these items, list them on the Mutu app and help a fellow Mutu user rent the things they need.
If you're looking for a specific item, you can request it on the Mutu app's home screen by clicking the "+" icon and then the “Request an item” button. Once your request has been made we will notify you when the item you are looking for has been added!
Upcoming feature releases
We are continuously working on new features that will make your Mutu experience even better. The next feature we plan to launch is highly requested! It is the ability to ask questions via Mutu chat before renting an item. We love it when you get in touch with us to share your feedback, so if there are any features you would like to see on the Mutu app, please let us know!!
List your snow gear!
Ski season is still a few months away, but it'll be here before we know it.
Renting out your snow gear on Mutu (when you're not on the slopes, of course) is the perfect way to fund your own ski trips this season. List your skis, snowboards, helmets, boots, gloves, jackets and goggles and help a fellow Mutu user experience the upcoming ski season.
If you're looking to get out on the slopes this season but don't own the gear you need, Mutu offers a great way to experience the snow, without the hefty costs associated with buying equipment.
Mutu in the media
Share your Mutu journey on Seven Sharp!
We have loved telling our story via the media and we are excited that Seven Sharp is keen to do a story on Mutu! They are looking to hear more about some of the motivations behind why people use and love our platform, so if you are interested in sharing your story, please let us know by replying to this email.