Polish Car Scanner grabs $2M for the US market expansion

Krakow-based startup Car Scanner, a mobile tester of the vehicle condition, has raised a $2 million seed investment for international expansion. The round was led by the fund ffVC Tech & Gaming, with participation from FundingBox DeepTech Fund, POMERANGELS, and Techstars, MamStartup writes.

  • Founded in 2018 by Sławomir Potasz, the startup develops robots that use autonomous navigation and AI to inspect every inch of the car and report all found data. According to Car Scanner, its product is useful for car dealers, auctions, and car rental companies.
  • In February 2021, Car Scanner closed a $120,000 pre-seed round from Techstars, Crunchbase states.
  • The leading investor ffVC Tech & Gaming fund is an NYC-based venture capital firm mainly focuses on tech startups. Its most recent investment took place in November this year — $30 million for Stocktwits.
  • The proceeds will be spent on expansion to the US market, further development of the platform, and growing the team.

“Our robots are developed and produced by a team of almost 30 engineers in Krakow. The team is now also expanding on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean to service over 40 million used cars sold annually in the US market,” says Slawomir Potasz about the startup’s further plans.