Motorway started in 2017 with a big vision: build a better car market for everyone. A market inspired by truth, transparency and fairness.
Buying or selling cars has always been hard: it’s tricky to know if you’re getting a good deal, the process is complicated and can end in frustration. Motorway is changing that.
We build smart technology to help sellers compare offers in a few simple taps, and enable dealers to purchase the best used car stock directly from sellers. By removing the traditional steps in between we help everyone get the right deal, quickly.
Motorway is a team of over 100 people located across three offices and remotely around the world. Our team includes world-class talent in engineering, product design, operations, sales and marketing.
We are always looking for talented, driven individuals to join the team. You can read more about working at Motorway and our open positions on our careers page.
Motorway is backed by some of Europe’s leading technology and marketplace investors, including the entrepreneurs and venture capital firms behind Spotify, Transferwise, FarFetch and Momondo. Our lead investors are:
Marchmont Ventures is focused on investing in scale-up opportunities, working closely with founders to share their experience and passion for developing high-growth, disruptive enterprises.Find out more
LocalGlobe is a leading venture capital firm focusing on seed and impact investments. LocalGlobe has invested in numerous early stage European tech companies including Zoopla, TransferWise, Citymapper, and Moo.Find out more
The story so far
Motorway is founded by experienced technology entrepreneurs Alex Buttle, Harry Jones and Tom Leathes. Our first office is in a disused hospital in Camden Town where we build and launch the Motorway website.
We raise £2.75m in seed funding to scale our price comparison technology and partner with some of the UK's biggest online car buyers.
We launch our Premium Service, adding car dealerships to our buying network to find sellers even better prices for their cars.
We launch TruePrice to bring transparency to the car selling process.
We launch the new Motorway brand, developed in collaboration with Koto.
We raise an £11m Series A investment round from Marchmont and LocalGlobe to fuel Motorway’s growth and launch Motorway Pro - a new platform for professional car dealers to buy premium stock directly from private sellers.
Motorway wins Highly Commended for the Used Car Product of the Year award at the Car Dealer Used Car Awards 2019.
Our Kiev development hub launches, increasing the capability of our engineering team and adding our third location alongside London and Brighton. We also launch a national radio ad campaign, featuring the actor Neil Morrissey, to support our existing TV campaign.
Averaging one sale enquiry every 15 seconds, we complete our 50,000th sale on the Motorway site. The team scale up to 75 people across our 3 offices.
We experience unprecedented growth after the Covid 19 lockdown, launching a new contact-free transport service and announce transactions of over £1m a day.
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Motorway for dealers
Looking for stock? Motorway Pro is the new way to buy privately-owned used vehicles - all online and without the middlemen.
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