The founders of Germany-based leasing specialist LeasingMarkt are handing over the platform’s operational duties to parent company AutoScout24 at the end of 2023 in order to “dedicate themselves to other startups and investments.”
Robin Tschöpe, Chris Tschöpe, Thomas Behrens, Marcel Gleis, Philipp Wittenbrink and Daniel Hagemeier will remain associated with the company as shareholders and advisors.
“It’s been almost 12 years since we decided to start LeasingMarkt, and it fills me with pride to see what has become of it. Extrapolated, one in ten vehicles on Germany’s roads will initially be requested via LeasingMarkt.de,” wrote Tschöpe in a LinkedIn post. The rest of the founders expressed similar sentiments.
Chief operating officer Martin Teichmann, who has been in the role since the beginning of 2023, will be promoted to sole CEO in January. He will report to Michael Luhnen, head of sales at the AutoScout24 Group.
Launched in 2012, LeasingMarkt is one of the largest marketplaces for car leasing in Germany, attracting more than 2 million monthly visits, according to SimilarWeb.
In 2020, AutoScout24 Group acquired a majority stake in LeasingMarkt, which also has operations in Switzerland, Austria and the Netherlands.