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Q&A: James Hind, founder and CEO of Carwow on the importance of delegation and mentorship

james hind, carwow

At Tech City News, we’re always keen to shine a light on those who make up the UK’s thriving technology community.

This week, we spoke with James Hind, CEO and co-founder of Carwow, a platform for buying new cars from franchise dealers.

Hind shares his views on how to delegate tasks to employees and the significance of finding the right mentor.

Tech vertical: online car buying

Funding: £18.5m

Staff count: 100

Location: London

Founded: 2013

Q: When was the company founded, how many employees does it have and where is it based?

Carwow was founded in 2013 in London. We’ve just passed the 100 employee mark.

Q: Where did the idea come from?

I was flicking through Rotten Tomatoes one night deciding which film I should watch next and I spotted the opportunity to create a similar platform for cars; something which would aggregate reviews and help consumers decide which vehicle to buy. So, carwow actually started life as carbuzz back in 2010. We re-branded and launched carwow when we realised that it wasn’t enough to just help people with their decision-making process and that the ease-of-purchase was actually a much bigger problem to solve....