3atlana has announced a six-figure investment by Ghabbour Auto, one of Egypt’s largest automotive firms, to bolster their AI capacities. 3atlana was founded to improve access to car services for drivers, including maintenance, roadside assistance, and a connection to nearby service providers.
3atlana’s app allows users to benefit from door-to-door services and can send a mechanic and mobile car center to the user if needed. Spare parts can be bought and the company offers a three-month guarantee. 3atlana also offers a pre-purchase inspection service for those looking to buy a car.
The company was founded in 2020 by Sherif El Adham, Ahmed Hassan, and Amr Hesham. “We are very proud to continue growing our company with support from one of the biggest automotive companies in Egypt,” said El Adham, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer at 3atlana. “This round of funding comes at an ideal time as we’re looking to further advance our technology, and continue expanding locally as well as regionally across the Middle East.” The company will use the funding to improve its use of AI.
Carlogik, a Dubai-based autotech startup, recently announced a USD 270,000 pre-Seed round funded by angel investors. Founded in 2022 by Ali Omari and Wael Sasso, the startup seeks to streamline the regional aftermarket vehicle market. The funds will be used to expand further across the UAE, develop its marketing efforts and broaden its product offerings.
CarLogik’s website is a repair and service marketplace that appeals to both owners and garages. The startup seeks to close the “trust gap” between service providers and owners, helping owners to find trustworthy mechanics through transparent practices and pricing.
Owners can find a top-rated workshop and book services or repairs online. Once the customer enters their vehicle’s details, the site will detail and select the services required based on the manufacturer’s recommendations before selecting a range of service centers based on live prices, specialization, availability, and rating.
Garages will be able to secure an online presence, advertise their services, take bookings, approve jobs, issue quotes and accept digital payments.
CarLogik and 3atlana entering a growing market
As demonstrated by CarLogik and 3atlana, demand for used cars is considerable across much of Africa. Earlier in the year, auto-tech startup Sylndr closed a successful round. The company aims to create a safe marketplace for the trade of used vehicles.