Jannik Lawaetz is the founder and CEO of LuggageHero, a growing network of affordable luggage-storage sites. He launched the service in 2016, inspired by a personal need to conveniently store luggage while traveling in cities. He started in his hometown of Copenhagen, and rapidly expanded to London and New York City. In 2019, Lawaetz led the further expansion of LuggageHero into an additional 23 cities in Europe and North America, with 15 more to launch by early 2020.
A graduate of Copenhagen Business School and a serial entrepreneur, Lawaetz previously helped launch several Danish tech startups, including an event platform for triathletes and a fitness and nutrition portal. He also has many years of expertise working with website software and telecommunications.
If you’re near the little mermaid (Pier47) at the beginning of the month, you might find Lawaetz and his team swimming in the harbor. They take a monthly plunge there each time they exceed sales goals, which lately has been every month.