Kukui Corporation, a Roseville, CA-based provider of a digital marketing solution for the automotive aftermarket industry, secured $27m in Series A funding.
The strategic growth investment came from Memphis-based SSM Partners. As part of the strategic growth investment, Jim Tallman, Executive Chairman of Innovative Interfaces and a former CEO with multiple companies, will be joining Kukui as Executive Chairman to support the management team as an advisor.
The company intends to use the funds to accelerate continued platform innovation, rapid market expansion, expanded customer services, and support accelerated growth in the automotive aftermarket industry.
Launched in 2011 and led by Todd Westerlund, CEO, Kukui has provided over 2,000 auto repair businesses worldwide with tools to manage their marketing, websites and customer retention needs.
The Kukui All in One Success Platform® empowers clients with quantitative data showing their return on investment, the number of new clients based on their POS system, statistics revealing their customer retention rate, and areas to improve their business through the tracking of phone calls, appointment forms, and feedback from customer reviews.