Swipe three times, lease a car: Honcker expands its app-based car leasing service to Philly - Technical.ly Philly

Business

Mar. 30, 2018 12:46 pm

Swipe three times, lease a car: Honcker expands its app-based car leasing service to Philly

The Brooklyn-based startup looks to ride its $23 million Series A to 10 cities in the next year.
The company says it’s working with a network of over 20 Philly-area dealerships.

The company says it's working with a network of over 20 Philly-area dealerships.

(Image via YouTube)

Backed by a hefty $23 million Series A round, Brooklyn-based Honcker, makers of an app-based car leasing service, has expanded to the Philly area.

In truth, the company — founded by serial entrepreneur Nathan Hecht — had already been piloting its offering in Philadelphia since last summer. That was an early test, the founder told Technical.ly, but early demand from users and dealerships called for a bigger roll-out.

Honcker has five dealership groups signed up for the app, mostly in the suburbs: Langhorne, Pa.-based Reedman Toll, Downingtown, Pa.’s DiAmbrosio Group, O’Neil in Warminster, Pa., Keystone Volvo Cars in Berwyn, Pa., and Paoli Ford in (you guessed it) Paoli, Pa. All told, Hecht said, users can browse available rides in 20 dealerships from 12 auto brands in the Greater Philadelphia Region.

The company promises to let users lease a car in three swipes: one to browse from a list of available cars, one to choose and one to lease. Honcker can arrange for the car to come to you, saving users a shlep.

“The fact that it’s 2018 and we are only one of a handful of companies that have brought the transaction to the web,” Hecht told Technical.ly Brooklyn. “This is an industry that needs to go online.”

Hecht, 40, said the company aims to add one new city every 60 to 90 days. By next year, it aims to be live in 10 to 20 markets.

-30-
CONTRIBUTE TO THE
JOURNALISM FUND

Already a contributor? Sign in here
Connect with companies from the Technical.ly community
New call-to-action

Advertisement

Holiday parking hell at King of Prussia mall? There’s now an app for that

3 words that describe these startup founders’ experiences raising VC

JumpButton Studio’s Nicodemus Madehdou on developing a young game company in Philly

SPONSORED

Philly

How ShopRunner’s mentorship program is pushing its employees to think beyond their fields

Philadelphia

Guru Technologies

Senior Software Engineer, Back End

Apply Now

Philadelphia

Guru Technologies

Senior Data Scientist

Apply Now

Philadelphia

Guru Technologies

Lead Product Designer

Apply Now

Philadelphia is having its best year for VC deals since 2000

Why this ‘Shark Tank’ alum brought his second startup to Philly [Entrance Exam]

This real-time ratings app tells you ‘What’s the vibe?’ of local businesses

SPONSORED

Philly

How Relay is helping enterprise clients get proactive about customer engagement

King of Prussia, PA

Deacom

Technical Writer

Apply Now

Chesterbrook, PA

Deacom

Entry Level Software Developer

Apply Now

Philadelphia, PA

Macquarie

Technical Lead – Asset Management Software

Apply Now

Sign-up for daily news updates from Technical.ly Philadelphia

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!