The idea that started all
LugLoc was born trying to solve a very old problem: Lost Luggage. Nicolas Keglevich, LugLoc's Founder, is the Founder of Assist-Card, a travel insurance and assistance company that he started in 1971 and grew to have presence in over 200 countries providing real-time assistance to travelers with different needs, from medical assistance to lost luggage. And this last part was the one that frustrated him the most as there was no way to know in real time where luggage was, and Airlines did not have a solution for the problem except trying their best to figure out where the bag was last scanned. So Nicolas set out to solve this problem, creating LugLoc.
The World's First Luggage Tracker
LugLoc's development began in 2012 but it wasn't until early 2015 when it was ready to scale. That year LugLoc signed agreements with top-tier luggage brands like Samsonite and Delsey for creating the first "smart luggage" that would be able to tell you where your luggage was in real time. LugLoc also was praised by the press all over the world, with outlets like CNN naming it a "groundbreaking travel accessory" or NBC who said it was "the best travel hack". The value proposition was so strong that even Big Box Retailers like Bed, Bath & Beyond carry LugLoc amongst their travel accessories.
From 2015 to 2018, LugLoc and the team learned a lot about how tracking technology works and especially how users want to interact with tracking devices. So we set out to create a more robust and broader scoped solution: GEGO.