BodyShopBids, a Chicago, IL-based developer of a free online service that enables consumers to get auto repair estimates from local body shops, has closed a seed round of venture capital from Lightbank.
Founded in early 2011 by founder and CEO Brad Weisberg, start up provides a web and mobile platform to connect consumers who need auto body repairs with body shops through a bidding system. BodyShopBids’ technology allows users to upload photos of damage vehicles and receive custom quotes from local body shops for free.
The service is currently operational in the Chicagoland area with a network of over 160 body shops.
It is available on the web, and iPhone and Android stores.