Bumper raises £26.1m in investment from Series A extension round
Car repairs payment platform Bumper has raised £26.1m in investment from its Series A extension round, with automotive giants and venture capitals Autotech Ventures, InMotion Ventures (the investment arm of Jaguar Land Rover), ITOCHU, and Revo Capital investing in the automotive fintech start-up.
As part of the Series A extension round, a new debt facility was agreed with Secure Trust Bank Commercial Finance worth £20m, with the additional investment coming in the form of equity through Autotech Ventures, InMotion Ventures, ITOCHU, and Revo Capital. The extension round ends just over one year after Bumper’s Series A round raised £10.5m in June 2021, bringing the total investment to £36.6m.
Bumper is a digital payment platform for vehicle repairs and services, enabling owners to pay online, in-store or spread their costs over monthly instalments interest-free.
Bumper enables over 4,000 partnered dealerships and garages across the UK, Republic of Ireland, Spain, and Germany to sell a larger proportion of identified repair work, reducing workshop downtime, with no risks or liabilities, while also boosting customer loyalty.
James Jackson, CEO of Bumper, commented: “Bumper’s rapid growth trajectory has been incredibly exciting, and the new round of investment from our amazing partners means that we can continue this growth trajectory and pursue our lofty goals to expand further across Europe.
“As the cost-of-living crisis tightens, it’s never been more important to offer affordable and convenient payment options giving driver peace of mind when getting their vehicles repaired.”
Cenk Bayrakdar, Managing Director and Founding Partner at Revo Capital, commented: “Bumper’s impressive growth and history achieving success through its comprehensive fintech solution for car repairs has well-positioned Bumper to accelerate its international growth.
“James and his team continue to prove Bumper’s strength and effectiveness in this space, and we are excited to join them on the next leg of their journey and support Bumper’s R&D initiatives in Türkiye.”