Mecho Autotech was co-founded by Olusegun Owoade and Ayoola Akinkunmi, and it was officially launched in April 2021. Owoade explained that him and his team had been onboarding and vetting mechanics across Nigeria since 2019 ahead of their official launch.
Mecho is an on-demand auto repair and maintenance platform for individuals and businesses. It can be succinctly described as “a marketplace for auto repair and maintenance” in that it allows anyone to order for the repair and maintenance of their vehicles at any time and location.
“Mecho is a car technician matching platform that helps car owners maintain and repair [their] vehicles with ease”, Owoade said. “We hope to solve the problem and close the gap between car owners and quality repair services and maintenance”.
The fresh funding will accelerate the growth of Mecho Autotech, Owoade added. Mecho has 35 team members and boasts of having the largest network of certified technicians in Nigeria with 7,000+ verified technicians across 25 states.
Since its launch eight months ago, Mecho has brokered strategic partnerships. Notable among the partnerships are the ones with Shuttlers, Tangerine Life, and DriveMe.
Under the terms of the agreement with Shuttlers, Mecho would provide the bus-sharing startup with vehicle compliance, safety checks, vehicle repairs, and maintenance financing. Shuttlers would also get access to Mecho’s network of certified technicians across the country.
Through the partnership with Mecho, Tangerine Life is able to offer one-month free car insurance and maintenance. And the partnership with DriveMe — a full-service fleet management solution, Mecho said it’s a perfect milestone in achieving its goals and providing reliable service to clients.
Earlier in July 2021, Mecho was announced as one of the nine African startups in Y Combinator‘s Summer 2021 cohort. The other startups are Amenli (Egypt), Chari (Morocco), Floatpays (South Africa), Freterium (Morocco), Lemonade Finance (Nigeria), Odiggo (Egypt), ShipBlu (Egypt), and Suplias (Nigeria).