Carlypso

The Amazon.com for used cars

LOCATION San Carlos, CA

COMPANY SIZE Between 10 and 25

# OF ENGINEERS Between 5 and 10

FUNDING Private

REMOTE WORK OK? No

EXTENDED EXERCISE WINDOW? No

TAGS E-Commerce, Marketplaces, Mobile, Consumer Products, YC Summer 2014

What do we do?

Never visit a dealership again. By working with OEM's, fleets, and leasing companies, Carlypso delivers the highest quality preowned cars to your door for less.

Why join us?

1) Proven business model! ~$2M in revenue monthly and growing!
2) Founders have proven success in the domain - with experience at Carmax, Autonation, McLaren, Ford, Toyota, Openlane, and other auto retail and ecommerce giants
3) We're not some fantasy consumer app for sharing bum-photos. We sell real things to real people, and have a profitable business model.

Technical challenges

1) Data pipeline management (scraping, mySQL). We try to store hundreds of attributes about each vehicle transaction in order to forward predict prices. Of course given these are cars, all of these attributes are available through many different source with different attributes that require system level normalization.
2) Machine learning. Given we store all these attributes, we take this data and try to forward predict actual transaction prices in both the retail and wholesale markets.

Our press coverage

http://www.sfgate.com/business/article/Carlypso-Beepi-aim-to-ease-the-pain-of-used-car-6088442.php

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2015/12/23/top-10-depreciation-top-10/77796722/

Our Founders

Christopher Coleman

Founder    

https://www.linkedin.com/in/christopher-coleman-a316696

Our tech stack

  • Node.JS
  • mySQL

Our investors

  • Andy Rachleff
  • Y Combinator
  • Peterson Ventures