Zippity Gains Funding For Workplace Car Service Expansion

Zippity, a workplace amenity for full-service car maintenance, recently secured $2.60 million in funding from A3Ventures, BP Ventures and LaunchPad Ventures. The money will be used to expand the company’s U.S. footprint.

Since launching in 2017, Zippity has formed partnerships with companies across New England to provide employees with access to repair, maintenance, diagnostic and detailing services at their workplaces.

New cities will be announced next year. The company plans to initially expand along the East Coast and potentially into Texas in the first quarter of 2019.

A3Ventures is the innovation lab and capital investment engine of AAA Northern California, Nevada & Utah (AAA NCNU).

BP Ventures invests in private, high-growth, potentially game-changing technology companies. BP Ventures principal Shaun Healey will take an observer seat on Zippity’s board.

Launchpad is a Boston-based venture investment group focused on seed and early-stage investments in technology-oriented companies. Barry Coffman will represent Launchpad on Zippity’s board, and Catherine Popper will be a board observer.

Zippity partners with companies (Timberland, Ocean Spray, Staples, Oracle and Mercer, for example) at no cost. Once a company selects a monthly service schedule, employees can book, manage and pay for their services online.

Available services — including brake and wheel work, Castrol oil changes, tire rotations, battery replacements, filter and fluid replacements, and diagnostic services — are performed on-site inside a self-contained mobile service trailer. Zippity technicians are company employees.

“As automotive service delivery is rapidly evolving to better meet the needs of car owners, the workplace has become a critical service hub,” Zippity CEO Edward Warren said.

Thus far, the company has performed over 10,000 car maintenance services using this method.