QUICK PITCH: Roadiy is a mobile marketplace that connects car owners to trusted mechanics for car maintenance and service.
THE BUSINESS: Roadiy facilitates the whole service process by streamlining the process that consumers have to take in order to find a reputable and trustworthy auto mechanics for service. With Roadiy consumers can select the service they need, choose a reputable Roadiy service provider, and pay all from their smartphones.
THE “AHA” MOMENT: We’ve determined that the biggest problem for car owners is initially finding a trustworthy source for any automotive services. They currently search online or read Yelp reviews, however often times these reviews are biased and inaccurate. Roadiy takes away all the hard work by centralizing access to all automotive related services, but starting with auto maintenance.
HOW DOES IT MAKE MONEY? Since our model is a Marketplace, we have the chicken and the egg problem. Our revenue model comes from taking a percentage commission from each transaction that takes place through the Roadiy platform.
BUSINESS IT COULD DISRUPT: Roadiy could potentially destroy the automotive service industry and generally the automotive industry.
MARKET SIZE: As of 2015, the automotive service history reach the staggering $120 billion.
LIKELY COMPETITORS: YourMechanic, OpenBay, and RepairPal are some competitors in our space.
PARTNERSHIP AND COLLABORATIONS: We are currently partnering with a few established corporations.
WHO ARE YOUR ROLE MODELS? Bill Gates and Warren Buffett.
WHAT’S THE BEST THING OF BEING AN ENTREPRENEUR? The ability to work on something that you are actually passionate about, where you enjoy every day because you are doing what you love.
WHAT’S THE BEST ADVICE ANYONE HAS EVER GIVEN YOU? It wasn’t specifically given to me, but it truly resonates with me. “You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will do somehow connect your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever.”-Steve Jobs.
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO OTHERS? What we can or cannot do, what we consider possible or impossible, is rarely function of our true capability. It is more likely a function of our beliefs about who we are.” – Tony Robbins
HOW HAS MANOS HELPED YOU GROW? Manos reminded us of how far we have gotten, and how far we will go.
MANAGEMENT TEAM: Bill Holden-CEO, Roland Saenz-CTO