Vehicle data made clear

At Cazana, we are focused on providing real time unbiased automotive data for every step of a vehicle's lifecycle.

With a fully distributed workforce, we're made up of both automotive and tech geeks working endlessly to translate data to help empower our clients make the right decisions.

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Our founding story

 

Cazana was founded in 2012 and was borne from a frustration in the accuracy of traditional vehicle valuation data. We wanted to better understand the data being used to calculate values, and identify how valuations were trending over time. We took a blank sheet of paper to the problem of vehicle valuations and started by aggregating classified ads to create a unique pricing index, powered by Machine Learning.


Today Cazana has over 60 full-time employees, data in over 40 countries globally and is a key UK valuation provider, powering millions of monthly vehicle transactions for customers in the automotive retail, lending, insurance, manufacturing and fleet sectors.

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Our vision
at Cazana


A fairer global automotive market.


What does this mean? Fairer means that we aren't just in this for our own benefit, or just to give our customers an edge. We believe that bad and biased information leads to bad outcomes. And we take pride in providing the automotive industry and our clients with transparent and complete data sets that prioritise honesty, reduce risk and uncertainty and enable new business models.

Senior Management Team

Tom Wood

CEO

Tom has been building technology companies for the past fifteen years. He's experienced in growing tech businesses from the ground up (Kudan, IPO Tokyo 2018) and via M&A having built the Clifton Cowley group of companies through acquisition. Passionate about cars from a young age, Tom originally trained as a software engineer, working for investment banks and tech consultancy before starting his entrepreneurial career.

Richard Lack

CRO

Before joining Cazana, Richard was GM Europe at Sisense and Managing Director, Europe for Gigya, the Customer Identity and Access Management platform which was acquired by SAP in 2017. Richard began his career in digital marketing with internet advertising pioneer DoubleClick, running AdServer and DART sales teams in Europe and the US.

Chris Varin

COO

Before joining Cazana, Chris was a repeat B2B SaaS founder in Los Angeles and before that was an M&A Analyst at Perella. He studied his BSE in Finance and operations at Wharton and graduated with a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the UCLA Anderson School of Management. Outside of the office, he is a huge fan of football, skiing, board games and escape rooms.

Martin Clode

Director of Engineering

Martin Clode is Cazana's Director of Engineering with years of experience working with big data companies, having started his career at DHI Group. Martin graduated from the University Of York with an Honours bachelors degree in Computer Science. He has built up the Data and Engineering teams at Cazana in both the UK and Romania. While not working, he enjoys a good BBQ and playing chess.

Ben Wilson

Chief Product Officer

Ben started his career as a graphic designer and graduated from Florida Atlantic University in 2010. After spending over 5 years working in senior design roles, he found he could bring this knowledge and experience to Cazana's products, ensuring our clients have ended up with simple and easy to use SaaS tools. Away from the business, Ben enjoys a good Netflix series and (in pre Covid times) a good gym session.

Our Investors

We are fortunate to be backed by some of the leading names in the venture capital and automotive funding landscape

Passion
Capital

Started in 2011, Passion Capital is a venture capital firm in London that works with over 66 early-stage tech startups.

Payman
Pouladdej

Payman Pouladdej is an individual investor in Cazana and was the first investor in Etsy and is an early investor in IMVU.

Charlotte
Street Capital

Charlotte Street Capital is an early stage venture capital firm that focuses on B2B software and services, B2C products and services, and new technology.

Origin
Capital

Origin Capital are a venture capital firm in London who primarily invest in early-stage unquoted businesses and smaller quoted companies.

Work at Cazana

The people are what truly makes Cazana special. We are continually growing – both in the UK and internationally – and we are always on the lookout for like-minded hard working people. If that sounds like you and you are interested in joining our exciting journey, please, view all open roles now.

Talk to our team today to see how we can help you and your business