We love car dealers!
Wow, that’s a cathartic statement from some technologists. About time someone admitted it right?
Why do we love car dealers?
2/3rds of FRIKINtech’s founders were car dealers. And we weren’t the kind who failed out of the dealership to become vendors. We left lucrative times at our dealer groups to seek a larger vision of helping the greater car retail industry.
What’s up with the gorilla?
He’s been on top of dealerships for decades with his birds-eye view, watching. It is time for him to show dealers a better way.
FRIKINtech, LLC was established by founders Jack Mazurkiewicz, Tom Harsha, and Alex Snyder. Casey Sullivan started as employee #1 and honorary founder.
1st seed funding round and transition to C-Corp. Establishment of Board with Jim Crook as Chairman, Rick Gibbs, Tom Harsha, Jack Mazurkiewicz, and Alex Snyder
The first dealership goes live on illumiQUOTE lead response engine. Thank you Swope Automotive Group!
Brian Tucker is the man.
Introduced Automation and adopted the "no login" principle.
Introduced payments and retailing from afar within dealer websites to help keep dealers in touch with customers during quarantines.
BDCiQ introduced to help dealers respond to Internet leads
100th client launched!
Rick Gibbs becomes Chairman of the FRIKIN Board
Founder, Tom Harsha, joins full-time as COO
Jordan Robare joins the company as CFO
INSURANCEiQ for CRM development with Polly and Liberty Mutual.
SERVICEiQ launched to help dealers acquire used vehicles from their service drive.
1 millionth dealership service repair order processed!
EQUITYiQ launched to mine dealership sold databases to generate more 1st party leads
EQUITYiQ adds QR-coded direct mail to prove true attribution of mail
1 millionth automated text message delivered