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Series D | Alive

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$250M | 1 yr ago

About Tekion

Tekion provides a cloud platform that offers automotive retail technology. Tekion services car dealerships across the United States.

Headquarters Location

5934 Gibraltar Drive

Pleasanton, California, 94588,

United States


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CB Insights Intelligence Analysts have mentioned Tekion in 1 CB Insights research brief, most recently on Oct 8, 2021.

Expert Collections containing Tekion

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Tekion is included in 3 Expert Collections, including Store management tech (In-store retail tech).


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Tekion Patents

Tekion has filed 1 patent.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • Data management
  • Machine learning
  • Wireless networking
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Latest Tekion News

Tesla former CIO's auto tech startup Tekion targets $1 billion ARR by 2027

Nov 17, 2022

Tesla former CIO's auto tech startup Tekion targets $1 billion ARR by 2027 SECTIONS By Rate Story Synopsis ETtech US-based automotive technology platform Tekion , founded by former Tesla top executive Jay Vijayan , hopes to surpass $1 billion in revenue by 2027 and grow faster than its current clip of 150% as American vehicle brands and dealers look to unify the purchase experience and build efficiencies amid a looming recession. Vijayan's six-year-old startup, which sells software in the automotive space, entered the unicorn club – or privately held companies with a valuation of $1 billion or more - in October 2020 following a $150 million funding round from a clutch of venture capitalists. It reached a valuation of $3.5 billion in its latest round in October 2021, in which Alkeon Capital, carmaker Hyundai, and a raft of American car dealerships participated. Car manufacturers, retailers, and automotive partners like financiers and insurance retailers buy Tekion’s Software as a Service (SaaS) products. So far, dealers have sold over 440,000 cars via Tekion’s technology platform. “We have been growing our business at a rate of 2.5x (150%) year-on-year and have set a target of $1 billion in revenue by 2027," Vijayan , the chief executive of Tekion, told ET. Discover the stories of your interest The company aims to be the top player in North America, he said, talking about a market with a “known addressable market size” of $30 billion. Vijayan said Tekion was 'manifesting its own lane' in a way - the platform offers software for car brands, retailers and partners in an end-to-end fashion that its scope is just getting discovered, meaning the addressable market should be much bigger for Tekion. As of now, it has kept its focus on North America (US + Canada), UK and France, and hopes to expand to other European markets soon. Tekion's customer mix is split 65:35 between automotive retailers and enterprise customers (Original Equipment Manufacturers and other large business groups), with a "high level of stickiness" to the platform. For SaaS platforms, customer churn has been a niggling concern as buyers jump from one provider to another for varied reasons, but Tekion bucks that trend because of high dependability, particularly on key operational aspects such as the buying experience, Vijayan said. Tekion’s India teams in Bengaluru and Chennai account for 1,600 of its 2,000-plus total headcount, with plans under way to hire 400 people through this year and 2023. As the US slips into a recession, Vijayan is predicting the economy to turn around 12-24 months from now, with the likelihood of more pain across markets and economy - and the repercussions across corporates in terms of spending and jobs cuts - growing deeper before they plateau out. The hammering received by Nasdaq indices - reflective of the tech sector – as opposed to others such as the S&P index means technology stocks have already borne the brunt of the slowdown, meaning their market recovery would be ahead of other segments. Vijayan has had stints at American tech majors Oracle and VMware before Tesla, where he led crucial roles in application development and similar areas. He described working with serial entrepreneur and Tesla Inc co-founder Elon Musk as an “intense experience” with a tough first year as he got acclimatized to the mandate, management style, and the “lofty goals” set by Musk. Vijayan, as chief information officer, executed a series of interventions that built Tesla's digital and information systems, including the famed over-the-air software updates for Tesla cars. He said Musk adopts a “hands-off” approach after establishment of trust, and that the current furore over the way he manages Twitter could be because critics have decided to go after his management style with a “magnifying glass”. Wednesday, 16 Nov, 2022 The government will allow transfer of data and its storage in “trusted geographies” in the revised draft of the data protection Bill, doing away with the data localisation requirement proposed in the earlier version, people privy to the matter told ET. The government will define which geographies are “trusted” from time to time. Read More News on

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Tekion Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was Tekion founded?

    Tekion was founded in 2016.

  • Where is Tekion's headquarters?

    Tekion's headquarters is located at 5934 Gibraltar Drive, Pleasanton.

  • What is Tekion's latest funding round?

    Tekion's latest funding round is Series D.

  • How much did Tekion raise?

    Tekion raised a total of $400M.

  • Who are the investors of Tekion?

    Investors of Tekion include Index Ventures, Advent International, Hyundai Motor Company, Alkeon Capital Management, Durable Capital Partners and 11 more.

  • Who are Tekion's competitors?

    Competitors of Tekion include CDK Global and 3 more.

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