YourMechanic is a privately-held startup company based in Mountain View, California. The company offers mobile car repair and maintenance services to car owners at their location (home or office). The company currently operates in more than 700 cities within 50+ major metro areas in the United States. Certified mechanics perform 500+ services.
The startup has raised $32 million to date, most recently with $24 million provided by SoftBank Capital, Lerer Hippeau Ventures, Data Point Capital, Andreessen Horowitz, SAIC, Verizon Ventures, American Family Insurance, PG Ventures, Promus Ventures, and Silicon Valley Bank.
Most mechanics are certified by National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) and a few are certified by similar organisations and/or have dealer or factory training. A new customer can review mechanics’ certifications throughout the booking process in addition to experience, work history, jobs completed for additional car owners, fees paid by additional car owners, and customers ratings and reviews. Mechanics undergo background cheques and additional screenings.
In 2011, Art Agrawal (CEO) and Dongyi Liao (CTO) founded YourMechanic.
In September 2012, the company raised $1.8 million in seed funding from venture firms and investors including Andreessen Horowitz, SV Angel, Crunch Fund, Promus Ventures, Greylock Partners, DFJ, Lerer Ventures, PG Ventures, Ashton Kutcher, Jawed Karim, Dave Gilboa, Justin Waldron, Joshua Schachter, Hector Hulian, Paige Craig, Mark Friedgan, Alex Goldstein, Sam Angus, Kevin Freedman, Jeremy Wenokur and Rob Wang.
In March 2016, the company announced $24 million in funding, bringing its total funding to $32 million.