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Carro Announces Series C Funding and Unicorn Status, Stirring Car Marketplace Competition

Strictly competing with Carsome with similar business model and close to "unicorn" status

The used car marketplace platform Carro today (15/6) announced Series C funding worth $360 million or equivalent to 5.1 trillion Rupiah. The round was led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2, participated by a number of investors including East Ventures. Carro claims to have reached "unicorn" status with this investment round, aka reaching a valuation of more than $1 billion.

This funding continues the previous ones the company secured for the last few years. In 2020, Carro received debt funding from a number of investors, following the series B round which was closed in the first quarter of 2019. From the seed investment in 2015 to 2020, Carro managed to reach a valuation of around $291 million.

The investors involved include Alpha JWC Ventures, B Capital Group, NCore Ventures, Golden Gate Ventures, Endeavor Catalyst, Mitsubishi Corp, and a number of others. SoftBank Group had previously invested in Carro in 2016 through SoftBank Ventures Asia.

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