New Funding Raised To Support Our Mission to bring Transparent Pricing to the Car Repair Sector.
Today, we’re super-excited to announce that we’ve secured 6-figure funding from a fantastic group of investors to fuel our growth as a business. We’ve grown very rapidly in the past year thanks to our wonderful team and the ever-growing band of mobile mechanics that deliver great service up and down the UK. For us to continue on that path we’ve reached out to some amazing people, including Klaus Nyengaard – former CEO of JustEat and another 8 investors, to provide financial backing and strategic advice. A full list of our of new investors is at the bottom of this post.
The investment has also enabled us to bring in new team members, including Peter Kerr, former International Sales Manager of Just Eat, and Jake Mellett, former Head of Search and Partnerships in the Beauty Division at the Hut Group.
Investment To Fuel Our Mission
So why have raised this money? ClickMechanic begins its story back in 2012 when Andrew and Felix met. Since then the two of them have worked tirelessly to build the business and develop a marketplace which brings vetted, qualified mechanics together in one network while using manufacturer-approved data to ensure users can trust the prices they pay. Many of you reading this now will know from first-hand experience how ClickMechanic has saved you money on your car repair. Or perhaps you’re one of the mobile mechanics that has come on board and are now receiving an ever-growing line of work from us.
We’re growing at a rate of 20%-40% a month thanks to what we believe is a service that no one else is offering and a trusty team of mobile mechanics working hard to fix cars and clean up the sometimes negative impression that many people have of mechanics and car repair costs. For us to continue improving the platform and offer great customer service we felt it was the right time to seek additional investment. It’s as simple as that really.
A Big Thank You to All Involved
It goes without saying that we couldn’t have done this without the continued support of our customers. We’re eternally grateful for all of the support and as we grow we hope that by ending the frustration of poor service and vague pricing we’ll make a long-lasting difference to the car repair industry.
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Angel investors from the second funding round include:
• Klaus Nyengaard – Former CEO of JustEat, Current Chariman of Wahanda, ClickMechanic Lead Angel
• Rasmus Wolff – Former CCO of JustEat
• Giorgio Ponticelli – Managing Director of New Markets at Wahanda
• Lopo Champalimaud – Founder and CEO of Wahanda
• Leigh Phillipson – Sales Director of Wahanda
• Simon Schnieders – Former Head of SEO at Zoopla
• Andy Wilson – Head of Growth at GetYourGuide
• Chris Wood – CCO of Wahanda
• Ian Hooper – Former Vice President of Seemless
Former angel investors from the first funding round include James Bromley, current COO of SwiftKey; Robin Carter, former FD of The Ministry of Justice; and Imperial Innovations, the venture arm of Imperial College.