Karfu is raising £300,000 – Crowdfunding
- Deadline: 11th April 2023
- Target: £300,000
Karfu’s aim is to be the Moneysupermarket for Mobility, designed to help consumers compare the lifetime financial cost and environmental impact of different vehicles from cars to scooters, showcasing finance, leasing, subscription, sharing and rental options all in one place. Save money, time and the planet!
4 years of research has shown that with so many new access choices (from ownership to usership) and vehicle types (from electric cars to electric scooters), people are now confused about what is right for them. We believe comparing has become a slow, manual, complex and frustrating process.
Our ambition is to provide every vehicle and mobility product and service in one place, to guide people to the right choice very quickly to reduce their research effort, help them find ways to save money on their vehicles as well as showcase more sustainable vehicles.
We do this through uniquely (according to our research) comparing a vehicle’s financial & environmental ‘Total Cost of Use’ over periods of time (from a day to a number of years) across different ways to access them including finance, leasing, subscription, sharing & rental.
We’re not just crowdfunding to launch – we want to give you equity & build a community of money saving, sustainable mobility experts.
We have big ambitions. The global mobility market is projected to reach $26.6 trillion by 2030, and so we’ve trademarked Karfu in the EU, with the USA pending.
– Built and tested 4 prototypes with 500 beta users
– Signed 17 MoUs & 8 commercial agreements with mobility brands
– £840k raised from experienced angels
– Achieved FCA AR status
– Certified by B-Corporation & The Planet Mark
Interested in the topic of low carbon transport?
Cambridge Cleantech hold a Low Carbon Vehicle Special Interest Group.
This Special Interest Group supports the reduction of carbon emissions from road transport through the adoption of low carbon vehicles and fuels; and other strategies for reducing transport carbon emissions such as shifting towards cycling and reducing traffic congestion through intelligent transport systems. View more here.