The leading investor in the round was Abner, the company said in a statement. The investment is in the form of a convertible loan. For Avenir, this is the second investment round with CARL – in 2017 the company has already invested $ 1 million in a startup. According to SPARK-Interfax, as of June 16, 2021, the founder of the project, entrepreneur Vitaly Malykhin, owned more than 75% of Karl Rus LLC. ”, To the“ Abner ”fund – more than 24%. Malykhin confirmed to Vedomosti that the deal was completed. Among the startup’s investors, the message named Yandex’s director for new products, Dmitry Stepanov (previously headed the Yandex.Food service), as well as Oleg Shadrin, Anton Volkov and Alexander Karpovich, who previously invested in the Miro remote work platform.
The startup was launched by Malykhin in 2016. The company offers manufacturers and car dealers to digitize the sale of cars, reducing its cost, and consumers – to buy a car through a mobile application. CARL allows you to choose a car according to more than 40 parameters, reserve a car, order a test drive anywhere in the city along a convenient route (on a trip, a potential buyer is accompanied by its own product consultant) and pay for the purchase without visiting a dealership. CARL claims that the service is synchronized with the warehouses of dealers and importers, and the car is paid for through its payment system, which minimizes acquiring costs. In this case, the client concludes a contract for the purchase and sale of a car with a car dealer.