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Acquired byCarShop
Price£350k
Date9/2011

General Information

Websiteautoquake.com
Blogblog.autoquake.com
Twitter@autoquake
CategoryeCommerce
Phone+44 0844 800 9406
Emailmarketing@autoqua...
Employees100
Founded8/2005
DescriptionUK's largest online used car retailer

Offices

London, GBR
Winchester House
259-269 Old Marylebone Road
London, NW1 5RA, GBR

People

CEO
CFO
VP Supply & Logistics
VP Retail Operations
VP Ecommerce
VP Customer Contact and Car Operations
Board Director
Board Director
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Funding

TOTAL $53.6M
FUNDING TOTAL $53.6M
Series A, 7/2006
$6M
Series B, 4/2008
Highland Capital Partners
£6M
Series B, 5/2008
Highland Capital Partners
Accel Partners
$11.9M
Series C, 4/2009
Highland Capital Partners
£4M
Venture Round, 3/2010
Accel Partners
Highland Capital Partners
£6M
Venture Round, 3/2010
Accel Partners
Highland Capital Partners
Kreos Capital
£6M
DEBT
Debt, 3/2010
Kreos Capital

Competitors

Tags

Autoquake

Autoquake.com is an e-commerce company that remarkets used cars on behalf of UK corporate fleet and leasing companies direct to consumers.

Autoquake.com is the UK’s leading online used car retailer and offers consumers the ability to browse and buy cars online through its website www.autoquake.com. Cars are offered at low prices with no sales people involved in the buying process. Each car goes through a 141 point inspection, is described with 40+ high resolution pictures and comes with a 7 day money back guarantee. The website provides all the information required for the customer to make an informed purchase decision from the comfort of their home. Autoquake.com also provides transparent, hassle free finance and optional home delivery.

Autoquake.com sells cars on behalf of large fleet and leasing companies. The ex-company cars are taken directly from the UK fleet operators, prepared to retail condition and sold via the Autoquake.com website. Because Autoquake.com takes out a step in the value chain, it can provide higher returns for fleets whilst still saving consumers money. Autoquake.com does this using sophisticated internet marketing tools and pricing and yield management technology adopted from other industries such as the travel industry. The company is funded by leading venture capital companies Accel Partners and Highland Capital Partners.

Recent Milestones

  • Handshake
    Autoquake was acquired by CarShop for £350k. (9/1/11)
    Posted 10/20/13 at 6:16am via am-online.com
  • Check
    Autoquake added Mark Brophy as VP Ecommerce. (6/16/10)
    Posted 6/16/10 at 7:19pm
  • Check
    Autoquake added Alan Burns as CFO. (6/16/10)
    Posted 6/16/10 at 7:19pm
  • Check
    Autoquake added Karl Marriott as VP Customer Contact and Car Operations. (6/16/10)
    Posted 6/16/10 at 7:19pm
  • Check
    Autoquake — Announced Mark Brophy from Expedia as VP Ecommerce Announced Alan Burns from Expedia as CFO Announced Karl Marriott from Expedia as VP Customer Contact and Car Operations (6/16/10)
    Posted 6/16/10 at 4:12am via responsesource.com
  • Dollar
    Autoquake received $8.97M (£6M) in Venture Round funding. (3/9/10)
    Posted 3/10/10 at 1:57am via techcrunch.com
  • Dollar
    Autoquake received () in Debt funding. (3/8/10)
    Posted 3/8/10 at 9:22am via sourcewire.com
  • Dollar
    Autoquake received $9.08M (£6M) in Venture Round funding. (3/8/10)
    Posted 3/8/10 at 9:22am via sourcewire.com
  • Check
    Autoquake — Autoquake.com received £6M in venture capital and debt financing. (3/8/10)
    Posted 3/8/10 at 3:43am via sourcewire.com
  • Check
    Autoquake added Dermot Halpin as CEO. (11/24/09)
    Posted 11/25/09 at 10:02am
  • Check
    Autoquake added Troy Kaser as CTO. (9/28/09)
    Posted 11/5/09 at 11:59am
  • Dollar
    Autoquake received $5.76M (£4M) in Series C funding. (4/1/09)
    Posted 6/2/09 at 3:20am via co.uk
  • Dollar
    Autoquake received $11.9M in Series B funding. (5/11/08)
    Posted 5/28/09 at 2:33am
  • Dollar
    Autoquake received $11.9M (£6M) in Series B funding. (4/1/08)
    Posted 6/2/09 at 3:20am via co.uk
  • Dollar
    Autoquake received $6M in Series A funding. (7/1/06)
    Posted 6/2/09 at 3:20am via co.uk
  • Check
    Autoquake added Fredrik Skantze as Cofounder and CMO. (9/1/05)
    Posted 5/28/09 at 2:35am

Videos

Screenshots

Autoquake screenshot
Above: Homepage
Uploaded: 5/28/09

Sources

  1. The Car Shop acquires Autoquake assets (am-online.com) [edit]
  2. Beckham car firm wins $6m (business.timesonline.co.uk) [edit]
  3. Online retailer Autoquake raises £6m to fund international expansion (autoindustry.co.uk) [edit]
  4. Capital Funding Report [edit]
  5. Accel backs online car retailer Autoquake (telegraph.co.uk) [edit]
  6. Autoquake.com secures additional £6m investment (sourcewire.com) [edit]
  7. Autoquake.com secures additional £6m investment (sourcewire.com) [edit]
  8. Autoquake Gets Another £6m Investment From Its Backers (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  9. Autoquake.com secures additional £6m investment (sourcewire.com) [edit]
    Autoquake strengthens its team with key new appointments (responsesource.com) [edit]
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