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Competitive Benchmarking of Select Startups in the Global Automotive Aftermarket, 2016

Competitive Benchmarking of Select Startups in the Global Automotive Aftermarket, 2016

The global automotive startup ecosystem is witnessing rapid growth. Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) are continuously scouting, investing, and acquiring startups that will be relevant to their businesses in the long term.

Frost & Sullivan segments the start-up ecosystem into Electric Vehicle Infrastructure, Telematics, In-Vehicle Technologies and ePlatforms. The report focuses on key funding patterns, OEM interests, partnerships and product capabilities. The study also focuses on business strategy and future investment avenues.

Service aggregators and app-based start-ups—part of ePlatform—have greater penetration, scalability and recurring revenue stream compared to Telematics and in-vehicle technology startups. Service aggregators received $130 million in funding, while electric vehicle infrastructure accrued $380 million in 2016.

For the ePlatform segment, distribution channel and channel enablers such as garages, mechanics and retailers are the key to deploying last-mile service to the consumer and providing a well-rounded service. While telematics-based aftermarket solutions depend on retail and auto repair shops for their market penetration. In-vehicle technologies are relatively in their nascent stage and are expected to grow once their prototypes are market ready. Government policies, safety regulations and real world behavior are the deterrents of this segment.

The report also sheds light upon product benchmarking and distribution channel benchmarking across segments. Regional technology trends and growth potential for the next 5 years are some of the highlights covered as part of the benchmarking.

The base year for this analysis is 2016, and the forecast period is 2016 to 2023. Funding is provided in US dollars. The study concentrates on key global regions falling under developed markets such as North America and Europe and emerging markets such as India, and China.

Key Questions This Study Will Answer
1. What is the spectrum of OEM interest, funding and investor numbers in the start-ups?
2. What are the product technologies and future investment avenues for the start-ups in the aftermarket?
3. What are the potential revenue hotspots where new entrants can invest in the near future?
4. What are the key service channels and partnerships in the aftermarket supply chain?
5. What are the potential legislations and regulations that could float or sink the start-ups in an economy?

Frost & Sullivan has determined that the service aggregators segment is likely to be the highest growth segment in developed and emerging markets, with a few companies already worthy of immediate acquisition or several companies on the cusp of significant growth or game-changing innovation.


  • Executive Summary
    • Key Findings
    • Key Start-up Avenues
    • List of Notable Start-ups in the Aftermarket Ecosystem
    • Key Companies Selection Criteria
    • Key Criteria-List of Start-ups for detailed Profile
    • List of Benchmarked Start-ups
    • Global Aftermarket Start-up Ecosystem-Regional Growth Drivers
    • Global Aftermarket Start-up Ecosystem-Growth Driver Analysis
    • Analysis of Key Sources of Funding of Select Aftermarket Start-ups
    • Aftermarket Start-up Ecosystem-Segment Success & Risk Analysis
    • Case Study
    • Key Aftermarket Start-ups Spotlight
      • Table Competitive Profiling of Top Aftermarket Start-ups: Key Aftermarket Start-ups Spotlight, Global, 2013-2023
    • Key Findings and Future Outlook
  • Research Scope, Objectives, Background, and Methodology
    • Research Scope
    • Research Aims and Objectives
    • Key Questions This Study Will Answer
    • Research Background
    • Research Methodology
  • Definitions and Segmentation
    • Market Definitions
    • Vehicle Segmentation
    • Segment Definition
    • Technology Overview
    • List of Select Start-ups in the Aftermarket Ecosystem
  • Overview of Aftermarket Start-ups
    • Aftermarket Start-ups-Business Model Types
    • Aftermarket Start-ups-Valuation & Funding
      • Table Competitive Profiling of Top Aftermarket Start-ups: Aftermarket Start-ups-Valuation & Funding, Global, 2013-2023
    • Global Aftermarket Start-up Segment-Growth Potential Mapping
    • Aftermarket Start-ups to Watch
      • Table Competitive Profiling of Top Aftermarket Start-ups: Key Aftermarket Start-ups to Watch, Global, 2013-2023
  • ePlatforms
    • Index of Key Aftermarket ePlatform Start-up Ecosystem
    • WhoCanFixMyCar.com-Company Overview
    • WhoCanFixMyCar.com-Business Strategy
    • Sparesbox-Company Overview
    • Sparesbox-Business Strategy
    • Shift Mobility-Company Overview
    • Shift Mobility-Business Strategy
    • Go Tire-Company Overview
    • Go Tire-Business Strategy
    • Your Mechanic-Company Overview
    • Your Mechanic-Business Strategy
    • Openbay-Company Overview
    • Openbay-Business Strategy
    • Click Mechanic-Company Overview
    • Click Mechanic-Business Strategy
    • Tuhu-Company Overview
    • Tuhu-Business Strategy
    • Jazzmyride-Company Overview
    • Jazzmyride-Business Strategy
    • Carworkz-Company Overview
    • Carworkz-Business Strategy
    • Business Model-Pricing and Channel Strategy
    • Product Benchmarking
  • Telematics
    • Index of Key Aftermarket Telematics Start-up Ecosystem
    • Vinli-Company Overview
    • Vinli-Business Strategy
    • Nauto-Company Overview
    • Nauto-Business Strategy
    • Mojio-Company Overview
    • Mojio-Business Strategy
    • PACE Telematics-Company Overview
    • PACE Telematics-Business Strategy
    • Zubie-Company Overview
    • Zubie-Business Strategy
    • Business Model-Pricing and Channel Strategy
      • Table Competitive Profiling of Top Aftermarket Start-ups: Business Model-Pricing and Channel Strategy, Global, 2013-2023
    • Product Benchmarking
  • In-Vehicle Technology
    • Index of Key Aftermarket In-Vehicle Technology Start-up Ecosystem
    • WayRay-Element & Navion-Company Overview
    • WayRay-Element & Navion-Business Strategy
    • Navdy-Company Overview
    • Navdy-Business Strategy
    • Carrobot C2-Company Overview
    • Carrobot C2-Business Strategy
    • Exploride-Company Overview
    • Exploride-Business Strategy
    • Business Model-Pricing and Channel Strategy
      • Table Competitive Profiling of Top Aftermarket Start-ups: Business Model-Pricing and Channel Strategy, Global, 2013-2023
    • Product Benchmarking
  • Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Start-up
    • Index of Key Aftermarket Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Start-up Ecosystem
    • Evatran-Plugless Power-Company Overview
    • Evatran-Plugless Power-Strategy
    • Business Overview
    • Evercharge-SmartPower-Company Overview
    • Evercharge-SmartPower-Strategy
    • Business Overview
    • Boston-Power Swing-Company Overview
    • Boston-Power Swing-Strategy
    • Business Overview
    • Business Model-Pricing and Channel Strategy
      • Table Competitive Profiling of Top Aftermarket Start-ups: Business Model-Pricing and Channel Strategy, Global, 2013-2023
    • Product Benchmarking
      • Table Competitive Profiling of Top Aftermarket Start-ups: Product Benchmarking, Global, 2013-2023
  • Growth Opportunities and Companies to Action
    • Growth Opportunity-Establish O2O Service Network and Improve OEM Funding Interests
    • Strategic Imperatives for Success and Growth
  • Conclusions and Future Outlook
    • Key Conclusions and Future Outlook
    • The Last Word-3 Big Predictions
  • Appendix
    • Abbreviations and Acronyms Used
    • 2017 Research Plan

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