Washington Business Journal - 'Kayak-for-Cars' Startup Wins $15K, moves to ballston, rebrands as Carsquare

December 9, 2013

Car-search startup CarsquareAutos is changing its name to Carsquare and moving its headquarters to Arlington after winning a pitch competition judged by Aneesh Chopra, Ted Leonsis and others.

The startup is most easily described as "Kayak for cars," aggregating listings from sites like Cars.com and eBay. Founder Khurrum Shakir said Carsquare now sweeps up roughly 70 percent of online automotive inventory, having recently added Detroit Trading Co. and classifieds search engine Oodle Inc. (which powers Facebook Marketplace) to its list of sources.
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