From car-sharing services and alternative financing options to dealership enablement software, startups in the auto commerce space are changing the way cars are sold, leased, and financed.
Despite the rise of new mobility services and autonomous vehicles, auto commerce is still making a strong showing.
This year, auto commerce deal and funding activity is expected to surpass 2016 levels, with new sales platforms abroad driving much of the deal activity.
Chinese companies feature prominently in the space, with a number of large funding rounds going to startups working in China’s auto commerce space.
Using CB Insights data, we surfaced 70 auto commerce companies that are simplifying the processes around buying, selling, and trading cars and fleets.
In addition to the purchase and financing of cars and fleets online, we define auto commerce to include car-sharing, on-demand, and short-term rental business models that provide an alternative to consumers purchasing cars. We exclude ride-hailing startups, transportation network companies, and auto insurance companies.
This market map includes private, active companies only and is not meant to be exhaustive of companies in the space. Categories are not mutually exclusive.
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