The investment which will be used to fuel ClickMechanic’s growth, make new hires and accelerate product innovation.
Since launching in 2012, ClickMechanic has had users generate over 150,000 car service and repair quotes through the site and since early 2014 the company’s growth has been between 20-40% month-on-month. The investment is more than three times the £90,000 secured through previous investment.
Commenting on the investment, Klaus Nyengaard, former CEO of Just Eat, current Chairman of Wahanda, and the lead investor of the raise said: “I work a lot with marketplaces and I was immediately impressed with the smartness of how ClickMechanic works. They are a young team with lots of drive and a new way of matching supply and demand in the mechanics industry. Exactly the kind of ambitious project I like to work with.”
The founders have already been putting the investment to good use, making some notable new hires including Peter Kerr, International Sales Manager of Just Eat, and Jake Mellett, Head of Search and Partnerships in the Beauty Division at the Hut Group.
Andrew Jervis, Co-Founder of ClickMechanic added: “It’s well documented that the automotive repair industry suffers from a lack of transparency which has created a large amount of consumer mistrust. We’ve been working tirelessly over the past few years to bring vetted, qualified mechanics together in one network while using manufacturer-approved data to ensure users can trust the prices they pay. To be approached by some of Europe’s top business executives with funding shows we are leading the way at solving these problems for consumers.”
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 the technology commercialisation company Imperial Innovations