Gorilla Capital alumni Founder Sebastian Frick has been nominated amongst the 35 “Young talent in Finnish business life” by Talouselämä.

Goril­la Capi­tal alum­ni Foun­der Sebas­tian Frick has being nomi­na­ted amongst the 35 “Young talent in Fin­nish busi­ness life” by Talouselämä.

Sneak peak to camel Foun­der’s mind­set - free trans­la­tion from Sebas­tian’s quo­tes in Talouselämä:

Iden­ti­fying inef­ficiencies is my favo­ri­te hob­by”, says Auto­vex CEO Sebas­tian Frick.

In the sum­mer of 2017, Frick, who was emplo­yed in busi­ness deve­lop­ment in the auto­mo­ti­ve industry after gra­dua­ting from Han­ken, and rea­lized how hard it was to sell his own car. He launc­hed his own ser­vice in the spring of the fol­lowing year.

Auto­vex is a com­pe­ti­tion ser­vice of car dea­lers­hips for con­su­mers sel­ling their cars & a purc­ha­sing tool for car dealerships.

In the tra­di­tio­nal mar­ketplace, you place an ad and wait for a call. Our softwa­re, on the other hand, acti­ve­ly con­nects buyers and sellers.”

For the first year and a half, Frick wor­ked alo­ne and deve­lo­ped the ser­vice with the help of an out­sourced coding func­tion. Now the com­pa­ny emplo­ys 30 people.

In 2022, 12,000 cars were sold through Auto­vex, and at the end of the same year Schibs­ted beca­me the main owner of the com­pa­ny. Auto­vex con­ti­nues as a sepa­ra­te com­pa­ny and aims for inter­na­tio­nal growth under Frick’s lea­ders­hip.

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