本周，美国汽车乐天堂娱乐创企AutoFi宣布完成1000万美元A轮融资。本次融资由Crosslink Capital、Lerer Hippeau Ventures和福特汽车信贷共同参透。去年5月，AutoFi还曾获得1700万美元融资，由Crosslink领投。
US motor finance firm AutoFi has raised $10m in a Series A funding round. The round includes existing investors Crosslink Capital, Lerer Hippeau Ventures and Ford Motor Credit Company. AutoFi raised $17m in May of last year, in a round led by Crosslink.
The new money will be used to allow AutoFi to expand internationally and to broaden its solution with new manufacturers and automotive lenders. AutoFi is a fintech firm that is attempting to change the way that cars are bought and sold – both in dealerships with mobile devices and via websites. The platform allows auto dealers to connect car buyers with lenders online in a quick and transparent way.
AutoFi has recently added auto-leasing to its core business of enabling dealers to offer online purchase and financing options for new and used cars.
AutoFi struck a landmark partnership with Ford Motor Credit Company earlier this year. Today the business announces another strategic partnership, this time with Tricor Automotive Group, with a view to expanding into Canada in 2018. Tricor is Canada’s largest automotive group, with over 200 dealerships spread across every major automotive brand.