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Find the areas where you have an advantage and move fast into delivering results. That’s what we do.
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MarketCheck USA Inc has entered into a strategic partnership with Hurricane Works, the consultancy company founded by the ex-CEO of Carsnip.com
The collaboration will bring MarketCheck’s data products, including used car market analysis, valuations, feed, API, and website tools, to the UK automotive market.
Since the start of the year Hurricane has already secured contracts with brokers, lenders, and data analysis companies in the UK Automotive sector.
This partnership leverages the automotive network and experience of Hurricane Works with the deep technical skills of MarketCheck in aggregating and analysing big data in the automotive space.
Over 50,000 companies close their doors every year because of late payment of invoices. On Linked In posts about late payments often create the most engagement and the stories told about how some clients treat paying their bills are often shocking.
In 2019, the most recent figures available showed that the average small business was owed £23,400 in late payments.
Companies should be charging late interest and fees
One thing that stood out when supporting larger companies was the number of meetings and just how badly managed and delivered they were (most of the time).
We came up with the concept of ‘Trustpilot for Meetings’ as a way of providing feedback and helping a business improve its practices and become more efficient with happier staff.
Called mScore™, the application analyses thousands of data points across an organisation’s calendars to help leaders and individuals understand how many meetings are taking place, the cost of the meeting and how good the meetings really are.
After initial setup, we passed the concept to a fantastic management team and remain minority shareholders.
With initial capital in 2011 of £2k and a concept to build, test and iterate a freemium B2B credit report product, Company Check became biggest source of free financial business data in the world. In 2015:
A small team of 5 superb and talented people delivered these numbers.
Exited via trade sale to Creditsafe in 2015.
Carsnip enabled automotive retailers to show all their available car stock with no listing fees and give consumers more choice by building the ‘Google for cars’.
At it’s peak. Carsnip listed 750k cars, twice the number Autotrader (UK) listings, from over 7500 dealers within 2 years and more than 50 of the top 100 automotive retailers were Carsnip clients including Cambria, Marshall Motor Group, Sytner and many more.
Exited to an investor sale to Oodle Finance in 2018.