Kalon invests in Carscan – An Investment That’s Driven to Change

An Investment That's Driven to Change

When Venture Capitalists come across an investment opportunity that is not disrupting a current market but creating a new one, they know they are onto something scalable. Kalon Venture Partners, the IDF and as of today an unnamed investor, all bought into the vision and have invested in this technology startup in the automotive industry. The start-up Carscan fundamentally disrupts the way industry stakeholders as well as consumers interact within the Automotive industry.

Carscan is an Augmented reality app embedded with Artificial Intelligence to give an immersive experience to create an accurate, reliable, agnostic, complete, and traceable digital record of a car. Carscan helps automotive ecosystems to buy, sell, rent, service, insure, finance and auction cars with great confidence by eliminating fraud, governance, and industry risks. The digital application allows anyone to assess and extract details of a car in less than a minute, expediting the insurance claim process from weeks to minutes, alleviating all the frustration and time wastage usually experienced.

Carscan, is a global first, car data application that allows you to capture and share accurate, reliable, agnostic, and traceable digital records of your car’s identity.

Carscan’s founders, Obins Choudhary and Chander Prakash identified a gap in the automotive industry which besides the buying and selling of cars has not been dis-intermediated. Although the Carscan technology has a range of other use cases, their immediate focus is on sell & buy, insurance, audit, auction and car rental related applications.

Obins Choudhary brings a wealth of experience primarily from building disruptive and innovative AI products for the banking, insurance, and automotive industries. Recently in an interview, he said, “Our innovative technology replaces traditional methods of the claims process, especially when one damages their vehicle. This leads to a reduction of fraud as well as savings for the insurer”.

Chander Prakash, a research scientist and full-stack developer who developed innovative banking and insurance products, said, “The consumer needs to feel free from the burden of the entire claims process, and Carscan does exactly that”.

Carscan is already working with a number of clients solving problems in insurance, audit, buy, sell, hire, etc. The technology has been developed in conjunction with one of the largest players in the automotive sector in South Africa.

With the partnership of these influential Venture Capital investors coupled with a company that has a large target addressable market in South Africa, Africa and across the globe, a highly experienced team, a strong culture of delivering excellence and a technology that is 10 X better than anything else in the market makes for an exciting venture to watch out for.

Two of South Africa’s leading venture capital investors who have shown an appetite to invest in market disruptors are:

Kalon Venture Partners one of South Africa’s leading Venture Capitalist funds set up to invest in disruptive digital technology. The fund invests in entrepreneurs solving African problems with the potential for global applications. Clive Butkow, CEO, believes, “Investing in technology is important to us, but what “clinches” the deal, is the people we invest in – A team who are obsessed over the product and their future vision”.

IDF Capital is a women led, pre-eminent advisor and entrepreneurial financier in Africa, with a dedicated focus on technology based businesses. Polo Leteka, Founder and Chairman says, “Our goal is to become catalysts of economic growth across Africa by supporting people on their entrepreneurial journey and investing in technology solutions that improve the lives of Africa’s people.”