Who We Are

CARSOME is Southeast Asia’s largest integrated car e-commerce platform. With presence across Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and Singapore, we aim to digitalize the region’s used car industry by reshaping and elevating the car buying and selling experience.

CARSOME provides end-to-end solutions to consumers and used car dealers, from car inspection to ownership transfer to financing, promising a service that is trusted, convenient and efficient.

Vision

To create the most trusted vehicle ownership ecosystem powered by technology and data

Mission

To provide our customers with peace of mind through the entire lifecycle of their pre-owned vehicle ownership experience

Values

Customer first

We make decisions with our customers in mind and always prioritize value to our customers over short-term results

Yesterday’s best is today’s baseline

We emphasize on consistency, and systematic improvements that can be repeated and accumulated

Do more with less

We started with very limited resources and we take pride in delivering outsized results through smart execution and relentless innovation

Your problem is my problem

Our team is collaborative and works cross function and business units, centered around serving our single mission

Think big, start small

We are not afraid to make bold decisions and have outrageous ambitions, but we take iterative steps, experiment on every detail to optimize our investment

Stay grounded

We lead with humility through considerations, gratefulness and kindness to our employees, customers and the wider community

What We Do

Happy customer showing thumbs up from the frontseat of a car

We first started as a used car selling platform where we help customers sell their used cars through a trusted, convenient and fast process.

This simple process starts with booking an appointment online. Our extensive 175-point inspection process is free and takes only 30 minutes at a CARSOME Inspection Center.

Our highly-trained inspectors are well-equipped to provide a complete car condition report before an on-the-spot offer is given. Alternatively, customers can proceed with bidding where our network of dealers will have the chance to place a bid. After the sale is confirmed, all paperwork will be handled by us.

From car inspection, ownership transfer, to easy financing, selling a car becomes hassle-free. CARSOME eliminates the pain points in the traditional used car selling process, offering effective solutions to consumers and used car dealers.

Founders holding CARSOME buy car signage with a car wrapped in blue ribbon in between

In August 2020, we launched ‘The New Way of Buying Cars’, a brand-new service that offers consumers a seamless car buying experience.

Enter www.carsome.my, click on the Buy Car tab, and consumers can browse for their dream cars to fit their lifestyle. All CARSOME Certified cars have a 360-degree view of the car’s interior and exterior, a list of the current imperfections, a professional reconditioning report, as well as a fixed price with no hidden fees. Booking a test drive can be easily done anytime and anywhere on the website.

To give consumers quality assurance and peace of mind, all CARSOME Certified cars come with the CARSOME Promise, which includes a 5-day money-back guarantee, a professional 175-point car inspection, a 1-year warranty, and fixed price with no hidden fees.

CARSOME is currently in:

Malaysia | Indonesia | Thailand | Singapore

With 50+ CARSOME centers across 50+ cities

  • 8,000+ dealers
  • 4,400,000 total bids

Our Journey

  1. 2015
    • CARSOME was founded in Malaysia with US$350,000 seed funding.
  2. 2016
    • CARSOME Singapore commenced business.
    • Raised US$2million in Series A funding.
    • Passed the mark of 1,000 cars transacted annually.
  3. 2017
    • CARSOME expanded to Indonesia and Thailand.
    • Raised US$6million in Series A2 funding.
  4. 2018
    • Raised US$19 million in Series B and US$8 million in Series B2 funding.
    • Passed the mark of 10,000 cars transacted annually.
    • Awarded the ‘Startup of the Year’ by the Malaysian Rice Bowl Startup Awards.
  5. 2019
    • Established CARSOME Capital.
    • Raised US$50 million in Series C funding.
    • Passed the mark of 40,000 cars transacted annually.
  6. 2020
    • Launched ‘The New Way of Buying Cars’ in Malaysia.
    • Became the first platform to sell used cars on Shopee.
    • Celebrated 100,000th seller.
    • Raised US$30 million in Series D funding.
  7. 2021
    • Set up CARSOME Academy, which was subsequently appointed as JPK’s RPA Accredited Center.
    • Entered motorsports sponsorship through Thailand Super Series.
    • Set up Data Center of Excellence.
    • Launched ‘The New Way of Buying Cars’ (CARSOME Certified) in Indonesia and Thailand.
    • Acquired equity stake in PT Universal Collection (Indonesia).
    • Ranked in Top 50 of the Nikkei-FT-Statista High-Growth Companies Asia-Pacific 2021 list.
    • Raised US$200 million in Series D2 funding.
  8. 2022
    • Raised US$290 million in Series E financing.
    • Completed acquisition of ASX-listed iCar Asia.
    • Unveiled first CARSOME Certified Lab.

Ready to Start?

Whether it’s selling your used car or buying your next ride, we can do it all.
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