CHICAGO, IL, Nov 17, 2015 (Marketwired via COMTEX) — DRIVIN is pleased to announce Eric Lefkofsky, Groupon Chairman and Co-founder, has joined its Board of Directors, effective immediately. DRIVIN is a start-up revolutionizing the used-car industry by bringing data and technology together to help dealers source and acquire the right cars for their lots.
Eric Lefkofsky is also a Co-founder and investor in DRIVIN through Lightbank, a venture capital firm that specializes in investments in disruptive technology companies that he established with business partner Brad Keywell. “DRIVIN is leveraging extensive data and analysis to disrupt the used-car industry,” said Eric Lefkofsky. “I am thrilled to join the DRIVIN board to help advance their mission of delivering greater transparency and insights to dealers.”
DRIVIN is capitalizing on the growing trend toward used-car purchases, as the cost for new vehicles has increased dramatically over the last decade. Merging advanced expertise and key statistical insights, DRIVIN is the first of its kind to supply unique information and methods to its dealers when trading used cars. The model adopted by the company focuses on data-driven technology, personalized customer service and an understanding of car-industry market trends that allows for optimal strategies to help dealers more efficiently buy or sell vehicles.
DRIVIN is revolutionizing the used car industry by bringing data and technology together in a first-of-its-kind, high-touch fashion to help dealers acquire the right 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, front-line ready vehicles and connect them with dealers all across the country. Launched in 2015, DRIVIN is powered by CarCo Technologies.
About Eric Lefkofsky
Eric Lefkofsky is Chairman and Co-founder of Groupon. He is also a Co-founder of Lightbank, InnerWorkings, Echo Global Logistics, Mediaocean, and Uptake. Eric Lefkofsky is a Trustee of Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, The Art Institute of Chicago, Steppenwolf Theater, The Museum of Science and Industry and World Business Chicago. He is also an adjunct professor at the University of Chicago. Eric Lefkofsky graduated from the University of Michigan and received his Juris Doctor at University of Michigan Law School. For more information on Eric Lefkofsky, visit: http://www.lefkofsky.com/
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