Ever bump into something and think ‘I’m going to solve this for everyone in the world’? It’s what happened to Derk Roodhuyzen de Vries. When he backed his mothers Volkswagen into a pole in 2014, he got the idea for Fixico. The marketplace for car repairs has just rolled out in its seventh country and is growing rapidly. Roodhuyzen de Vries: “It’s been the best damage I’ve ever caused.”
Marketplace for car repairs
The business that emerged from the dent in his mother’s Golf is an online marketplace where people can find repair shops for their car. Fixico makes it easy to compare prices or sort by quality. All one needs to do is upload some photos, to receive several quotes from relevant car repair specialists. At the same time it helps repair shops to find customers.