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Closed Date1/2014

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Offices

Los Angeles Headquarters
2118 Wilshire Blvd Suite 109
Santa Monica, CA, 90403
USA

People

CEO
CTO
Director of Marketing
Director of Business Development
Account Manager
Lead Designer & Front-end Developer
Writing and Content Intern
Account Management Intern

Funding

TOTAL $850k
FUNDING TOTAL $850k
Seed, 6/2012
AlphaLab
$25k
Seed, 4/2013
AutoScout24
T-Venture
Innovation Works
$850k

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AutoRef.com Closed down January, 2014

AutoRef.com

AutoRef’s mission is to bridge the gap between car dealerships and customers. We believe the entire process of shopping for a car should be easy, fast and enjoyable. We built this service because we think there is a better way.

AutoRef allows consumers to negotiate online for new and used vehicles. The service is completely free, and we work with over 5,000 dealerships nationwide.

Recent Milestones

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    Closed. (1/1/14)
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    AutoRef.com received $850k in Seed funding. (4/12/13)
    Posted 4/12/13 at 5:18pm via techcrunch.com
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    AutoRef.com added Patrick Jameson as Writing and Content Intern. (1/1/13)
    Posted 6/20/13 at 2:33am
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    AutoRef.com added Kevin Fernandez as Account Manager. (1/1/13)
    Posted 6/20/13 at 2:33am
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    AutoRef.com — Buying a car can be a long, demoralizing and costly process. It also can be simple. At least, that is the philosophy of AutoRef Inc., a startup in South Side's AlphaLab incubator that wants to reduce the time, money and general headache of buying a car (8/17/12)
    Posted 8/17/12 at 5:22am via post-gazette.com
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    AutoRef.com — Buying a car can be a long, demoralizing and costly process. It also can be simple. At least, that is the philosophy of AutoRef Inc., a startup in South Side's AlphaLab incubator that wants to reduce the time, money and general headache of buying a car (8/17/12)
    Posted 8/17/12 at 5:25am via post-gazette.com
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    AutoRef.com received $25k in Seed funding. (6/28/12)
    Posted 9/3/13 at 12:39pm
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    AutoRef.com — Accepted into AlphaLab startup incubator in Pittsburgh, PA (6/1/12)
    Posted 7/4/12 at 9:16am via bizjournals.com
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    AutoRef.com added Neil Howard as Director of Business Development. (1/1/12)
    Posted 6/20/13 at 2:33am
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    AutoRef.com added Craig Younkins as CTO. (1/30/11)
    Posted 4/22/12 at 3:40pm
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    AutoRef.com added Todd Medema as COO. (1/20/11)
    Posted 4/22/12 at 3:40pm
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    AutoRef.com added Michael Bailey as Director of Marketing. (1/1/11)
    Posted 6/20/13 at 2:33am
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    AutoRef.com added Dillon Grove as Lead Designer & Front-end Developer. (1/1/11)
    Posted 6/20/13 at 2:33am
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    AutoRef.com added Michael Pena as CEO. (12/28/10)
    Posted 4/22/12 at 3:40pm
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    AutoRef.com added Philip Bushee as Account Management Intern.
    Posted 6/20/13 at 2:33am

Videos

Above:

WPXI Interview AutoRef

Added: 7/23/13

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Sources

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  2. Like A CarWoo For Used Cars, AutoRef Raises $850K Seed Round (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  3. Pittsburgh Business Times (bizjournals.com) [edit]
    AutoRef allows car buyers to search and receive quotes online before stepping onto lots (post-gazette.com) [edit]
    AutoRef allows car buyers to search and receive quotes online before stepping onto lots (post-gazette.com) [edit]
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