1 Startup Under The Spotlight

Who started it? Founder, Ross Bailey

Ross Bailey a twenty-something entrepreneur at heart who left school at 16

What do they do? They list short-term space for pop-up bookings

Appear here is a way to book retail space as easily as you can a hotel room.  A platform for landlords to list their shops, market/festival stalls and gallery space so that businesses can get their ideas to the right markets.

Why was it started? Ross believes the face of retail is changing

Ross set up popup shop Rock and Rule in Carnaby Street ahead of the Diamond Jubilee in 2012 and spotted a gap in the market for popup space

Where do they operate? Nationwide

Currently, Appear here has UK sites but has sights set firmly on international markets, such as the US

What we love about them? Their business idea helps other startups

Not only is this idea ingenious but it is a godsend for other startups who want to try out their new ideas without making a big financial commitment.


Vital Statistics

  • Funding - £1m in 2013 and $7.5m in 2014
  • Over 1000 spaces available to book
  • Twitter Followers 14,000
  • Facebook Page Likes 2,800
  • Instagram Followers 2,500
  • Pinterest Followers 400