Detect Auto Secures $748K in seed funding to Enhance Auto Repair with AI Technology

March 22, 2024
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Detect Auto Secures $748K in seed funding to Enhance Auto Repair with AI Technology

[Fargo, ND] — Detect Auto, an innovative technology startup revolutionizing auto repair shops and dealerships through artificial intelligence, proudly announces the closing of a $748,000 seed round. This investment will accelerate the company's mission to improve repair efficiency and accuracy across the automotive industry. The $748K seed round was led by gener8tor 1889, a North Dakota-based Venture Capital fund, with participation from Groove Capital and a select group of angel investors.

Jonathan Cabak, CEO of Detect Auto, expressed his enthusiasm about the recent funding round, stating, "We are thrilled to have the support of our investors, who share our vision for transforming the auto repair industry with AI technology. This funding will significantly boost our efforts to enhance repair efficiency, ultimately benefiting repair shops and dealerships nationwide. Our entire team is proud to work with such forward-thinking shops who strive to continuously improve the way they do business."

The investment will support key initiatives such as further development of Detect Auto's AI platform, which utilizes advanced computer vision technology to diagnose and improve auto repair processes. Detect Auto reduces turnaround times, increases billable hours, and enhances the technician experience for repairing vehicles by automating manual data entry and eliminating process bottlenecks.

“Jon and the Detect Auto team have an excellent combination of technical skill, unique vision and entrepreneurial talent,” said Ben Stanley, principal of gener8tor 1889. “They are applying cutting-edge technology in a way that does not interfere with manual labor, but enables repair shops to use data to make better decisions. Making auto repairs faster, less expensive and more accurate is something that will have a profound impact on car owners and mechanics nationwide. We are thrilled Detect Auto is building this startup in North Dakota and proud to be part of the company’s journey.”

Detect Auto raised this round of financing after completing the gener8tor North Dakota accelerator in June 2023. gener8tor North Dakota is a 12-week accelerator program for North Dakota startups that is designed to help startups achieve best-in-class revenue growth and secure seed funding. Once each year, gener8tor selects five startups from pool of applicants to participate in the accelerator. Each startup receives a concierge 12-week experience working 1:1 with gener8tor staff to accelerate growth, a $100K cash investment and access to gener8tor’s regional and national network of mentors, venture capital funds, angel investors, and corporate partners.

gener8tor’s instrumental role in Detect Auto's early-stage product development was highlighted by Cabak, who thanked the accelerator program for its invaluable support and mentorship.

"gener8tor's guidance has been pivotal to our initial success. Their belief in our potential and their commitment to nurturing startups like ours have been critical in reaching this milestone," he added.

Detect Auto invites auto repair shops, dealerships, and industry professionals to explore their AI platform and experience the benefits of improved efficiency and accuracy in auto repairs.

For media inquiries or further information, please contact:

Jonathan Cabak

CEO, Detect Auto

About Detect Auto: Detect Auto is at the forefront of integrating artificial intelligence in the automotive industry, offering an AI platform designed for auto repair shops and dealerships. With a focus on computer vision, Detect Auto aims to revolutionize repair processes, making them more efficient, accurate, and user-friendly.


LinkedIn: Detect Auto

About gener8tor 1889: gener8tor 1889 is a North Dakota-based venture capital fund focused on early-stage investments into startups that use unique combinations of technology & expertise to alter the status quo. Named after the year North Dakota achieved statehood, the fund invests exclusively in startups based within the state that embody its pioneering spirit.

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