Rocket Internet’s Carspring Is A Marketplace For Pre-Owned Cars, from Tech Crunch.
Rocket Internet, the German ‘startup factory’ and e-commerce behemoth, is de-cloaking its latest venture today. Founded by two ex-McKinsey management consultants, Peter Baumgart and Maximilian Vollenbroich, Carspring is a marketplace for pre-owned cars.
The company, which is initially launching in London, connects sellers of pre-owned vehicles with prospective buyers. It promises to deliver your newly bought car right to your door, whilst also removing many of the other hassles typically associated with purchasing a used vehicle.
“The used car market is very peculiar and not very transparent to the general public. Selling or buying your car can be quite a hassle: time consuming research for the right model and the best offer, sleazy salesmen, the fear of buying a lemon,” explains Carspring co-founder Maximilian Vollenbroich.
“With Carspring we want to change all this and make buying and selling a car easy and convenient for everyone. Carspring is a modern online marketplace where buyers and sellers can deal their cars the easy way. In general, we see ourselves as matchmakers between sellers and buyers of used cars — not salespeople.”