OUR STORY

Wagonex is a start-up born out of the frustration with owning cars and no longer wanting to own them. Some of our team are old enough to have owned many and others are young enough to never want to own one. We asked ourselves, why do we continuously borrow large sums of money in a long-term commitment and pay interest to buy cars that depreciate the second you drive them away? "We need to build the Netflix for Cars" and the idea for Wagonex was born.

A simple idea with an elegant solution that one price covers everything but fuel. Behind the scenes is a complex technology stack and many partners of all shapes and sizes that go towards providing a seamless service to our customers. We feel that cars should no longer be a burden but a service!

Based in Shoreditch, East London, we began our existence within a venture agency and have had to grow up very quickly. Our tech team has considerable experience in V.C. backed businesses. The data driven marketing team have a proven track record. Our team of experts and advisors covers automotive, insurance, technology, e-commerce, marketing, finance & regulation.

We have come a long way in a short space of time. Being able to have a car for a month at a time and switching whenever you choose is incredible. The ability to have an SUV for the winter and convertible for the summer was our goal and now a reality. Our team is very excited by the potential Wagonex has to make a difference in a huge market that is in need of dramatic change. Please take a look, if you haven’t already, sign up to the platform and we look forward to keeping you posted with updates and news.

Our Team

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Toby is the driving force behind Wagonex, fueled by 25 years of frustration with car ownership. With a long history in finance, risk management and latterly technology he brings a wealth of business acumen having founded and managed several companies.

When he can be dragged away from his computer you might find him on competing in a half-ironman triathlon somewhere in the UK.

#Justaddfuel
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Toby Kernon - CEO & Founder
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Joakim joined Wagonex at the beginning of 2018 and rapidly became a key team member. Formerly of Tesla and having managed part of their early fleet into the UK he is a wealth of knowledge surrounding anything EV. Being from Norway caring for the environment has been drilled in from an early age and we expect our fleet of EV’s to reflect his influence.

When not driving the growth of our fleet he is very likely to be at the nearest craft ale tasting…

#EV
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Joakim Thomter - Head of Growth
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“Goal oriented and learning driven CTO solving problems one conflict at a time”

Commercially minded CTO’s are rare and Pawel is one of them.

#Leanandmean
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Pawel Kamiski - CTO ucreate.it & Advisor
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Our product manager Francis has a background in digital service design. His eclectic approach to product management enabled him to bring a range of products to market in both the corporate and startup environments.

When he is not in the office you will find him in the gym where he will be lifting most of the weights simultaneously.

#Godofproduct
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Francis Labiran - Senior Product Manager- ucreate.it
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Where do we begin? An asset to any founder and business and a great bloke to have in your corner. Probably best to take a look trough LinkedIn and search Google for “The Grumpy Entrepreneur”

#Legend
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David Murray-Hundley - Advisor & Investor
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Karima was appointed to our advisory board early in 2018 bringing a wealth of industry sector experience as well as a technical background. She graduated as a Computer Scientist and began her career at EDS working with GM Financial. Later roles have included Client Services Director at White Clarke Group, CIO at Mercedes Benz UK with a stint at Daimler AG in Stuttgart

When not feeding her love of cars both in and out of the office you are likely to find her in the gym.

#Whatwillshebedrivingnext
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Karima Haji - Advisor
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Carl has had a long and distinguished career in automotive predominantly with BMW Group (Electric Vehicles: General Manager - BMW Group, responsible for BMW's EV division + BMW's Mobility Services proposition; BMW DriveNow, BMW ChargeNow and similar consumer offers). What Carl doesn’t know about car clubs, car-sharing, cars-as-a-service, dealer groups and E.V.’s is not worth knowing.

He joined our advisory panel in 2017 and has seen the business develop dramatically.

#carguy
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Carl Sanderson - Advisor & Business Development
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Barry was appointed to the advisory board from the incorporation of Wagonex. Entrepreneur, founder, business owner, chartered accountant, investor and tax specialist. A key member of our board and a great asset to our business.

A man in considerable demand and with any spare moment he’ll be on the golf course!

#GOLF…VW?
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Barry Kernon - Board Advisor