#FutureFriday with TrustedCars: Buying a car just with a click

21 Sep 2018

#FutureFriday with TrustedCars: Buying a car just with a click

In our #FutureFriday series, we regularly introduce start-ups who want to change the future with their ideas. Simon Toprak, founder and CEO of TrustedCars, talks about how his company is changing the way people buy cars.

Titel: Simon Toprak

In a nutshell: What does TrustedCars do?

TrustedCars is an online shop for new and used cars. As of the first quarter of 2019, users will also be able to rent cars for short periods of time via our new "FLEX" app.

What about TrustedCars is trend-setting?

We make the purchase of new and used cars simple, transparent and risk-free. With just a few clicks, the user can purchase his car via our online platform. Our new product, the "FLEX" app, transforms car dealers into mobility service providers by renting out their unsold cars. This opens up a new target group for us: we address all those who use a car but don't want to own it. Our all-inclusive offer makes it even more convenient for them, they don't have to worry about anything.

How exactly does it work?

All vehicles on TrustedCars are tested and certified by TÜV experts. That way customers know exactly what they are buying. They also benefit from a 12-month premium guarantee and a 14-day money-back guarantee. As the icing on the cake, we deliver the car already registered to the front door. 

TrustedCars is a company founded in Frankfurt and is also based here – what do you particularly appreciate about this location?

Frankfurt and the Rhine-Main area are very well suited as a location for start-ups. The area offers numerous relevant events, trade fairs and start-up prizes, from which we have already benefited.

How do you think the Frankfurt/Rhine-Main start-up region needs to change in order to attract even more start-ups and investors?

The lack of inexpensive and flexible working space is likely to discourage some start-ups and founders from locating in Frankfurt. However, some co-working offices now offer at least the flexibility that many start-ups appreciate. 

How do you plan to attract future talent to TrustedCars and thus bring them to Frankfurt?

We are increasingly looking for interns at the many universities in the Rhine-Main region. By offering a good atmosphere in the team and opportunities for professional advancement, we hope to inspire them to join our staff.

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