CAKNOW is a Title III - Regulation Crowdfunding Campaign and is actively accepting investments.
$200.40 minimum investment


Service App for Fast & Easy Car Repairs

Small OPO
Pasadena, CA
Consumer Internet
Accepting International Investment
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Hassle-Free Auto Repairs at the Tap of an App

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At CAKNOW, we want to make car repairs as quick and easy as shopping online. No need to waste time searching for the right local mechanic, no need to fear getting overcharged, and no need to wait around for your car parts to come in--CAKNOW is an app built to ease the stress of fixing cars by reimagining the business of getting them fixed.

CAKNOW is a free, real-time, auto service bidding app designed for all car owners. With just a tap on your mobile device, CAKNOW instantly connects you with a list of local auto specialists who bid for your business. You then select the service, availability, and price that's best for you! 

CAKNOW also provides participating auto shops access to an online stock of same-day delivery auto parts to cut down on repair times. Once your car has been fixed, payment is then finalized through the app in the same way you would when using Lyft or Uber.

We created CAKNOW because we value our time, and so do our investors. In 2016, we raised $1.02 million in angel funding to develop the app, and to conduct market research. As of now, CAKNOW has over 2,500 pre-registered mechanics in the cities of Burbank, Glendale and Pasadena. In September of last year, we launched our Beta version, and are now ready to take the next steps to complete the app, enhance our marketing, and expand our reach. 

CAKNOW's convenience and speed is where the power of our product lies, but we also know there are additional benefits to our app. The bidding process doesn't let auto shops see, hear or trace potential customers, making any fear of pricing biases disappear. Our app also provides diagnostic tools and online communities/forums to help car owners learn more about their cars and the real cost of items and services. By empowering drivers and supporting independent auto shops, together we can revolutionize(renew or advance) the auto industry itself.

$1.20/share of Class B Common Stock│When you invest you are betting the company’s future value will exceed $12.1M.


$500 — If you invest $500, you will receive a Water Bottle.

$1,000 — If you invest $1,000, you will receive an additional 10% OFF on your first service request.

$10,000 — If you invest $10,000, you will receive a Water Bottle, additional 10% OFF on your first service request and a Free Oil Change for 2 years for one car.

*All perks occur after the offering is completed.

CAKNOW aims to offer fast, trouble-free car services and auto parts delivery through one game-changing app

Our Driving Force

The concept for CAKNOW came from our founder and CEO, Vance Xiang, a 20-year veteran of the auto service industry. Vance had grown frustrated with the process of locating reliable and affordable automotive repair shops. To make a change, he knew a new system for conducting auto service business was necessary to bring some much needed trust between auto shops and customers.

In 2016, Vance formed a team of start-up and software design experts to create CAKNOW, the first of its kind mobile and website application that connects automotive service shops and customers on a real-time estimating basis. He raised $1.02 million in angel funding to develop the app, and to conduct market research on users and auto shops. Since then, we launched a Beta version of the app, and have pre-registered over 2,000 mechanics in the cities of Burbank, Glendale, and Pasadena. 

The CAKNOW Solution

CAKNOW is positioning itself to be the #1 app drivers use to discover local, reliable auto specialists at the price that's right for them. With the app, users can look up instant estimates, check/write ratings/reviews, book appointments, communicate with shop providers, and even pay for services! 

We also want to be THE app auto shops use to find and retain customers. With free advertising, and an online auto parts store with same day delivery to help speed repairs, CAKNOW is aiming to improve auto shop services so they can improve their business.

What CAKNOW Does For Consumers

  • Real Time Quotes: Instantly receive quotes on your mobile device from competing auto mechanics in your area, so you know what services can and should cost. 
  • Certified Business: All auto shops that register with CAKNOW must be certified, so you know you're getting high-quality care for your vehicle.
  • Easy Operation: No need to bother looking for a phone number or be left waiting for a call, just tap open the CAKNOW app and begin your search.
  • Reduce 75% of Repair Service Waiting: All CAKNOW connected shops have access to our online auto parts store. Our parts are available and ready to be delivered the same day they are ordered, so you don't have to wait.  
  • Car Diagnostics & Forums: Get to know your car model's known problems and fixes before going to a shop. With CAKNOW's diagnostics tool, you can enter your car trouble and learn what might be causing it. You can also connect with other users through our community forums dedicated to every car, make and model.

What CAKNOW Does For Businesses

  • Free advertising: Unlike Yelp, you won't have to pay extra to get better placement. All CAKNOW registered businesses get equal opportunity and exposure with our database of users. 
  • Flexible Arrangement: Use our service for clients when you want. You get to choose what jobs to bid on and you get to offer the availability you have according to YOUR schedule.
  • Working Efficiency & Customer Satisfaction: With less time on the phone with potential customers that don't always come through, you can finish the jobs you have at hand while knowing more work is on the way. We also provide an online auto shop with same day delivery so you can complete auto services in a fraction of the time.
  • Easy Operation: We take care of everything (but the fixing) from beginning to end. Notifications come to your phone or iPad for available jobs in your area as they happen. With just a touch of your screen you can name your price and your availability. If selected, users pay for their service through our app, so you can be sure you will be paid with no hassles.
  • Reduce Auto Parts Purchasing & Shipping Cost: CAKNOW service providers receive discounts on auto parts and shipping. 

How it Works in 4 Easy Steps

1. Submit a Request

Download our app, add the vehicle that you want serviced, then pick and submit the service you need through the app.

2. Compare & Accept a Quote

Filter shops by location and quotes. Check shop reviews and select the quote that fits your scheduling and budget needs.

3. Make an Appointment

Once you select a shop, schedule your appointment. CAKNOW works hard to find a time that works for you.

4. Pay

If you are satisfied with your service, simply complete payment using the credit card entered at the start of signing in. 

Blind Bidding = Unbiased Pricing

Many women and drivers with no automobile knowledge are afraid of being overcharged by mechanics due to personal biases. In 2013, researchers at Northwestern University found that women are often charged more for auto repairs, unless they make it clear in advance that they know what the going rate for a repair is. Because CAKNOW's bidding process does not reveal user sex or name, and it automatically provides bids from competing shops, you can be sure that the quote you get is the same as anyone else would receive.

Game-Changing Service for Independent Auto Shops

It's difficult for independent auto repair shops to grow their businesses and compete with nationwide chains.

  • Smaller shops have less, if any, money for advertising to acquire new customers.
  • Shop owners and mechanics use up a lot of time speaking with potential customers who decide not to use their services.
  • Ordering needed parts to complete jobs can be expensive and extend the time needed to complete jobs due to slow shipping.
  • It requires paying for a whole other person or department to stay on top of the business of finding new customers.

CAKNOW will give these smaller businesses the boost they need through:

  • Equal opportunity and exposure to CAKNOW's database of users at no cost.
  • Instant notification of new service requests in their area from committed users who have already entered their credit card information (like Priceline).
  • Service professionals are in complete control of which jobs they take on.
  • Access to online auto parts with unmatched same-day delivery.

Free & Equal Opportunity & Exposure

Instant Bid Notifications

Secure Payment System

Online Auto Parts with Fast Delivery

Why Choose Us?

Only CAKNOW Provides Instant Quotes

Other companies know the value in creating a system to connect drivers with mechanics, but only ours provides an app with the ability to give instant quotes from competing shops. 

  • RepairPal is limited to the East Coast and has no app
  • Your Mechanic is a web based provider of remote auto repair services, but has no app
  • OpenBay is an online marketplace with an app, but uses a call center instead of its app to finalize the process; wasting time for users as they wait to get a call to complete their booking.

The Automotive Industry & Aftermarket Opportunities 

The global automotive aftermarket industry is expected to reach $722.8 billion by 2020. (’s consumers are keeping their vehicles longer and are more aware of the importance of preventive maintenance and scheduled servicing to maximize the lifetime value of their vehicles. This rising demand for aftermarket parts and services is spurring new growth and revenue opportunities for a wide range of businesses operating in the automotive aftermarket industry.

Auto Maintenance is an Ongoing Business

The automotive industry is an enormous, diverse set of manufacturing and service businesses that bring cars and trucks to market, keep them in working order, paint, clean, fix, and even trash them when it’s time. While there are many business opportunities at the auto dealership level, it’s generally after cars are sold that ongoing and diverse revenue streams come into play (automotive aftermarket): maintenance and general repair, specialty shops performing transmission work, repeatable oil change service, collision and more. With more than one car for every American over 16 years of age, service stations and parts retailers stand to benefit greatly.(

Older Cars Require Regular Maintenance

New Cars Require Service to Stay Like New

Our Free App Pays

Our revenue will not come from the CAKNOW app itself, but instead from the services it provides. 

  1. Every transaction will be charged a 10% commission rate, which is included in the price and paid by the user. 
  2. Business advertising for complimentary auto services will be offered at various rates.
  3. Our online auto parts and delivery feature will function as any other online shop, with revenue made through product & service pricing.
  4. In the future we see CAKNOW providing financial services for repairs as well as becoming an auto insurance provider. 

Our Future

CAKNOW has begun serving the Los Angeles/Orange County markets with outstanding sales and service. We will grow into all cities in California, then gradually attain national market penetration. As our reach extends, we also want to extend our services to include partnerships with independent auto shops, provide financial services, partner with customer review sites like Yelp to give our users more feedback on businesses, and provide auto insurance with rates that reflect your CAKNOW logged maintenance habits.

In the Press

Groundbreaking New App CAKNOW Helps Automotive Service Professionals Affordably Add Profitable Local Customers
November 17, 2017

In the highly competitive vehicle repair industry, automotive service professionals spend an excessive amount of time speaking with prospective customers and inspecting their vehicles, only to have them take their business elsewhere. What’s more, smaller service shops do not have the budget to...

Groundbreaking App CAKNOW Helps Consumers Quickly & Easily Get Reliable and Affordable Car Repair Services
September 6, 2017

One of the most stressful experiences that car owners face is choosing the right repair shop — because the wrong decision can lead to paying hundreds or thousands of dollars too much, and waiting days instead of hours to get their car safely back on the road. Fortunately, that’s no longer a scary...

Offering Summary

Maximum 89,166* shares of Class B Common Stock ($106,999.20)

*Maximum subject to adjustment for bonus shares. See 10% Bonus below

Minimum 8,333 shares of Class B Common Stock ($9,999.60)

CAKNOW Technology Inc.

Corporate Address
3452 East Foothill Blvd.
Suite 720
Pasadena, California 91107

Description of Business
CAKNOW Technology Inc. provides an app and web platform that connects customers to auto mechanics.

Type of Security Offered
Class B Common Stock (non-voting)
Purchase Price of Security Offered

Minimum Investment Amount (per investor)
$200.40 (167 shares)


$500 — If you invest $500, you will receive a Water Bottle.

$1,000 — If you invest $1,000, you will receive an additional 10% OFF on your first service request.

$10,000 — If you invest $10,000, you will receive a Water Bottle, additional 10% OFF on your first service request and a Free Oil Change for 2 years for one car.

*All perks occur after the offering is completed.

The 10% Bonus for StartEngine Shareholders

CAKNOW Technology Inc. will offer 10% additional bonus shares for all investments that are committed by StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. shareholders (with ≥ $1,000 invested in the StartEngine Reg A+ campaign) within 24 hours of this offering going live.

StartEngine shareholders who have invested $1,000+ in the StartEngine Reg A+ campaign will receive a 10% bonus on this offering within a 24-hour window of their campaign launch date.  This means you will receive a bonus for any shares you purchase.  For example, if you buy 100 shares of Class B Common Stock at $1.20 / share, you will receive 10 Class B Common Stock bonus shares, meaning you'll own 110 shares for $120.   Fractional shares will not be distributed and share bonuses will be determined by rounding down to the nearest whole share.

This 10% Bonus is only valid for one year from the time StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. investors receive their countersigned StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. subscription agreement.

Irregular Use of Proceeds

The Company does not expect to incur any irregular use of proceeds.

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Most recent fiscal year-end:
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Total Assets
$228,801.00 USD
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Cash And Cash Equivalents
$226,656.00 USD
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Accounts Receivable
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Short Term Debt
$0.00 USD
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Long Term Debt
$0.00 USD
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Revenues And Sales
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Costs Of Goods Sold
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Taxes Paid
$0.00 USD
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Net Income
-$572,677.00 USD
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A crowdfunding investment involves risk. You should not invest any funds in this offering unless you can afford to lose your entire investment. In making an investment decision, investors must rely on their own examination of the issuer and the terms of the offering, including the merits and risks involved. These securities have not been recommended or approved by any federal or state securities commission or regulatory authority. Furthermore, these authorities have not passed upon the accuracy or adequacy of this document. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission does not pass upon the merits of any securities offered or the terms of the offering, nor does it pass upon the accuracy or completeness of any offering document or literature. These securities are offered under an exemption from registration; however, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has not made an independent determination that these securities are exempt from registration.


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