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carwow

Status: Funded

Oct 1st 2019 - Oct 6th 2019

Carwow is an online marketplace service that makes the car buying experience better. In 2018, the company became the 6th growing organization in Europe. It has also expanded into Spain and Germany by building a YouTube channel of 2.7 million subscribers. Initially, carwow focussed on the UK new car market; however, it has expanded into financing, leasing, and nearly-new cars. In Germany and the UK, the company is rated 9.6/10 on Trustpilot. More than 2m people see its editorial content every month and in August 2019, the company's YouTube channel received 55 million views. The business aims to invest in its growth & market expansion.

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  • 275%
    of goal

    £2,000,000
    target

    £178,946,540
    pre-money valuation

    1.11%
    equity available

    9,162
    investors

    £601
    pledge per investor

    07103079
    company number

    Active
    company status

    12/12/2009
    incorporated 11 years

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