ClickMechanic, the U.K. startup expecting to be something like an ‘Uber for grease monkeys’ by offering a commercial center that lets you effectively and straightforwardly book a portable technician, has scored an unobtrusive seed round.
The London-based organization, established by Andrew Jervis and Felix Kenton, has raised £320,000 from blessed messenger speculators drove by previous Just Eat CEO Klaus Nyengaard .
This adds to £100,000 that the youthful startup and graduate of purported ‘pre-quickening agent’ Entrepreneur First (EF) had recently raised from different speculators, including previous Director of AutoTrader, James Bromley, and Imperial Innovations.
The last is the VC arm of Imperial College, the London college where Kenton procured his Masters in Information Systems Engineering.
Curiously, that is not where ClickMechanic’s scholarly ties end. The thought behind the startup has its foundations in Jervis’ Masters postulation while he was reading for a Masters in Enterprise at The University of Manchester, zeroing in on the car fix space.
In particular, his proposition took a gander at the plausibility of receiving an “total model” to mitigate the issues of question that are as of now found in the car fix industry.
Preceding that, Jervis ran a site selling ‘wheel manages’, making him all around set to comprehend and possibly tackle the issue. Subsequent to graduating, he collaborated with Kenton at EF in October 2012 and ClickMechanic was conceived.
“It’s all around archived that the car fix industry is laden with issues. An absence of straightforwardness, low quality work, and sat around taking vehicles to carports have all prompted a lot of doubt in the business,” Jervis tells TechCrunch.
“The UK fix industry has a bounty of fix information and a huge number of extraordinary portable mechanics; we considered ClickMechanic to be the most ideal method of uniting the mechanics in one believed network while utilizing information to additionally welcome trust to clients on the costs they pay.”
The ClickMechanic site not just allows you to find, get a statement and book a close by portable technician, who will go to your home or working environment, however the startup has likewise assembled a programmed citing framework to assist you with knowing whether you are being offered a serious cost. This uses information it’s authorized from producers.
“The organization has authorized great many industry standard maker work times to manufacture a moment, ongoing web based citing motor, the first of its sort in Europe, engaging clients to realize the amount they should be paying and guarantee they’re not getting ripped off,” claims Jervis. “No other car fix commercial centers have this element, with most rather extending to an offer for-employment opportunities model.”
The startup brings in cash by taking a 20 percent commission from any employment that is reserved by means of its foundation. To date it says 150,000 vehicle administration and fix cites have been sourced through the site.
ClickMechanic financial specialist Klaus Nyengaard remarks in an announcement: “I work a great deal with commercial centers and I was quickly dazzled with the intelligence of how ClickMechanic functions. They are a youthful group with loads of drive and another method of coordinating flexibly and request in the mechanics business. Precisely the sort of eager undertaking I like to work with.”
(Did he simply state bunches of drive?)
In the interim, beside Nyengaard, the rundown of heavenly attendant speculators participating in ClickMechanic’s most recent financing round incorporates:
Rasmus Wolff – Former CCO of Just Eat, CCO of GetYourGuide
Giorgio Ponticelli – Former Group Business Development Director of Just Eat, MD of New Markets at Wahanda
Lopo Champalimaud – Founder and CEO of Wahanda
Simon Lambert – CTO of Wahanda
Chris Wood – CCO of Wahanda
Leigh Phillipson – Sales Director of Wahanda
Simon Schnieders – Former Head of SEO at Zoopla
Andy Wilson – Former Head of Growth of GetYourGuide
Ian Hooper – Former Vice President of Seamless