CercaOfficina.it, a Milan, Italy-based platform that allows users to receive estimate of costs from geo-located mechanics, raised €1m in funding.
Backers included seven unnamed investors.
The company, which has raised €1.5m in total funding to date, intends to use the capital to consolidate its market position domestically.
Co-founded by Marco Brusamolino, Luca Maccarini and Romano Perticone, CercaOfficina.it enables car owners to ask cost estimates for services from mechanics including inspection, car body reparation, tire substitution, and methane system installation services.
Every estimate request is verified and and sent to vetted mechanics in any given area indicated by the user himself/herself. The mechanics, then, will provide clients details on services and costs.
Following this, the user can compare the the quotes, accept a given proposal and book the service.
To date, the company has delivered 15k quotes and generated over €600k for mechanics. It currently has a team of 20 in its sales, customer care, development and marketing teams.