CHICAGO, June 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — DRIVIN, a premier service for automotive dealers that utilizes data to help sell, source, acquire, and deliver quality used vehicles for its dealer partners, announced that it was recently awarded Best New Startup at the 2016 Moxie Awards, hosted by Built In Chicago. The Moxie Awards, now in its fifth year, honors Chicago’s most innovative digital tech companies and celebrated the year’s innovation, success and hard work by recognizing leaders across multiple categories within the industry.
“We’re honored to be selected as the Best New Startup in Chicago,” said Kayne Grau, CEO and co-founder of DRIVIN. “The growth and talent happening in Chicago right now is truly staggering, and we could not be more proud to be recognized alongside the city’s top digital technology companies and innovative leaders. This recognition is a direct reflection of the hard work and determination of our team over the last year as we continue to disrupt an industry in need of change and provide real value to our dealer partners.”
In addition to winning for Best New Startup, CEO Kayne Grau was selected as a finalist for the CEO of the Year Award. These recognitions highlight the rapid growth DRIVIN has experienced over the last year. In addition to growing to 75 employees in just 10 months, DRIVIN now operates nationwide, with dedicated sales executives in five markets. Transactional value has also grown by 1,037% year-over-year with continued positive momentum.
At the 2016 Moxie Awards, more than 7,000 nominees were narrowed down to 70 finalists, spread across 14 categories. The 14 winners were then selected by a combination of public voting and a panel of leaders within the technology community. Nominees were judged on their growth, innovation and ability to promote entrepreneurship and technology in Chicago.
For more information on DRIVIN, please visit http://www.drivindealer.com.
DRIVIN is redefining the used vehicle industry by bringing data and technology together in a first-of-its-kind, high-touch fashion to help automotive dealers sell and acquire the right used cars, at the right price, right now. Combining highly personalized service with cutting edge technology and local market analytics, DRIVIN casts a nationwide net to find and vet quality, whole-sale priced vehicles, and connect them with dealers all across the country. Launched in 2015, DRIVIN is powered by CarCo Technologies.