Your weekly dose of auto industry news and conversation with top executives, specifically tailored for the used-car side of the business.
Orbee Auto Co-Founder Atul Patel
In the "about" section of its website, Orbee Auto describes itself as a company that is "on a mission to streamline and automate automotive dealership digital marketing." Atul Patel, who is Orbee's co-founder and chief operating officer, joins the show to discuss the inspiration behind the company, its efforts with industry associations to help train dealers and the next steps Orbee plans to take.
One View of the Canadian Retail Car Market
Sam LaPointe, who is director of sales in Canada at CarGurus, joins the show to discuss some of the challenges and opportunities facing car dealers in Canada, the country's used-car market, digital retail in Canada and more.
Tyler Hall of Drivably
Drivably chief executive officer Tyler Hall is back on the show to talk about the company's investment from Porsche Ventures, Drivably's growth in the past year, its expansion plans and why the private-party market is such an important area for dealers to tap into.
Autosled Co-Founders Dan & Dave Sperau
In this episode, we connect with Dan and Dave Sperau, two brothers who co-founded Autosled, a company that aims to make vehicle logistics/transportation more efficient and simpler through technology.
They talk about their family's background in automotive, what inspired them to launch Autosled and disintermediation in the ancillary services piece of automotive. Plus, they each share what they enjoy most about working with their brother.
Becca Polak of CarLotz
Becca Polak returns to the show to talk about her new role as chief commercial officer and general counsel at CarLotz, what stood out to her about the company and more. Plus, she talks about her experience serving on the board of the 2022 Indy College Football Playoffs.
Digital Disintermediation in Car Warranties
We catch up with Alejandro Cabrera and Mauricio Cuevas, co-founders of Uproar.car, a tech startup aiming to disintermediate the auto warranty market through online subscriptions.
The business partners, who met while working at Microsoft, explain how the service works, the growth of digital solutions in the ancillary space of automotive and more.