Hamilton-based GoWrench Auto has raised $525,000 for its mobile automotive maintenance service that sends fully-vetted and certified mechanics directly to the customer.
GoWrench is currently available in over 45 cities across Canada, predominantly in Ontario and British Columbia. Its key markets include Hamilton, Toronto, Ottawa, Kitchener-Waterloo, Vancouver, Burnaby, and Langley.
“GoWrench is shaking up the auto maintenance industry and this raise is a testament to how many people support our vision and crave a change in this space,” said Joshua Lombardo-Bottema, CEO and founder of GoWrench. “What started out as a spur-of-the-moment idea when my vehicle broke down has resulted in saving people time. With this funding, we’re incredibly excited to get the opportunity to offer our service to more consumers across Canada.”
The funding will be used by GoWrench to scale up operations, onboard mechanics, and develop its B2B and consumer-facing platform.
“Through the Market Readiness Program, OCE funds companies like GoWrench to assist with early-stage commercialization and growth,” said Dr. Tom Corr, president and CEO of Ontario Centres of Excellence. “The Customer Creation stream of the Market Readiness Program is designed to support companies looking to increase their customer base, and we are thrilled to see GoWrench do this by successfully disrupting in the automotive space.”
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