We had already developed the concept for a platform for classic car fans for our clients. We just had to put it into action, up to the point of creating a spin-off company. As the interim start-up team, we took on all the necessary tasks: after nine months, we were able to present not just a complete product but also a 15-person team of future employees.
The development of the promising yet informal and analogue classic car market
Classic cars are sought-after investments. But manufacturers have very little access to the market, as transactions are usually carried out informally or via third parties. After we had developed the concept for a marketplace, including a business model, based on the results of a two-month market analysis,
„TLGG handed over to us as founders a sound and well-prepared case study and a stable initial version of the product. With this as the foundation, we were able to further develop Gapless into the success it is today.“ Jan Karnath, co-founder of Gapless
Ready to launch with a product and a team within nine months
It took nine months to move from development of the business idea to handing over to the team. During this time, we launched a functioning iOS app in the App Store within eight weeks. Visits to six trade shows served as research and client acquisition opportunities in order to continually refine the client offering right up to the (current) design. At the time we handed it over, the team consisted of 15 people, including product owners, brand/product designers, developers (front-end, back-end, blockchain) and a CEO. Since the official launch, the new venture has gained investors.