- Comprehensive car care for the workplace company Zippity recently announced that it raised $3 million in seed funding led by Schooner Capital
Zippity — a company that brings comprehensive car care to the workplace — recently announced it raised $3 million in additional seed funding led by Schooner Capital — which joins BP Ventures and LaunchPad Ventures. BP Ventures and LaunchPad Ventures both also participated in the original seed round.
Ever since Zippity launched in 2017, the company formed partnerships with companies around the country to provide more than 70,000 employees access to comprehensive repair, diagnostic, and detailing services at their workplace.
“We’re gratified by the enthusiastic support we’ve received from customers and our corporate partners,” said Zippity Cars co-founder and CEO Edward Warren. “Customer growth and feedback make it clear that we’re bringing a fundamentally new level of convenience to people who commute to work by car. We’ve created the new standard in car care and these customers aren’t going to return to their old auto shops. We’re excited to partner with Schooner and our other investors to ramp up our offering and bring Zippity to more workplaces.”
Zippity essentially partners with companies at no cost to offer employees onsite car maintenance services. And once a company signs up, employees can book and manage their services at the Zippity website. The maintenance services are performed inside self-contained service vehicles, which allow Zippity to service vehicles year-round in all weather conditions without any impact on client sites. Zippity’s service vehicles are also outfitted to perform comprehensive mechanical and detailing services, including: brake and wheel work, oil changes, full tire services, battery replacements, filter and fluids replacements, diagnostic services, interior and exterior detailing, etc.
And Zippity works with major parts distributors to ensure reliable availability of high-quality parts on-the-go for all vehicle makes and models. Customers receive real-time updates about their service via email and SMS, review a digital Health Check report, and communicate directly with the service team to confirm services.
“Zippity’s model is unlike others that we’ve seen,” added Schooner Capital venture capital investor Orhan Gazelle. “Not only are they reinventing how corporate professionals are maintaining their cars, they are opening new possibilities for professional car mechanics who are interested in starting their own businesses. We’re excited about the scale and potential of this approach.”
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