Alex Chesterman, the founder of Zoopla, has recently been revealed he is a key investor in an unusual new business start-up, his 12th so far.
Zebra Fuels offers vehicle owners a new service that enables their car, van, lorry or bus to be filled up while they are parked up.
Founders Reda Bennis and Romain Saint Guilhem (pictured, LtoR, below) have raised $2.5 million from several new investors including Brent Hoberman, founder of Lastminute.com, and Saul Klein, a co-founder founder of Lovefilm with Alex Chesterman. The duo says they hope to make petrol stations “obsolete”.
After signing up to the Zebra Fuel app, customers then pick a time and date to have their car filled up and leave their vehicle parked at a specified location with its fuel cap open.
The company, which currently only operates in central London and offers just diesel, is hoping to use the extra cash to expand to a London-wide service and offer both petrol deliveries and electric car charging.
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