Tech Coktail Ballston BID Story - BuilDatAnalytics and Carsquare Win Big at Ballston LaunchPad Finale
Tech Coktail Ballston BID Story - BuilDatAnalytics and Carsquare Win Big at Ballston LaunchPad FinaleDec 5, 2013 - Ronald Barba At what was initially intended as a pitch competition to decide on the one company to win a $15,000 prize, the audience at the Ballston LaunchPad Challenge Finale was astonished to hear that two startups had been chosen as winners: BuilDatAnalytics and Carsquare.
Carsquare (formerly known as Carsquare and featured at Tech Cocktail’s DC Mixer & Startup Showcase in May) is a search platform that aggregates new, used, and leased vehicle listings from multiple auto sites. Basically, it’s a Kayak for auto listings, compiling data from online dealer sites and third-party car discovery search engines into one place. Carsquare is raising $2M in seed funding. Whether intentionally aiming at a car-themed statement, founder Khurrum Shakir says earnestly, “It’s been a long road, and I’m so thankful for [our] team and Ballston BID for getting us here.”