A revolutionary mobile auction platform for wholesale: Launch NY’s Entrepreneur of the Week

February 25, 2015



A revolutionary mobile auction platform for wholesale.

ACV Auctions ACV Auctions is a wholesale mobile marketplace that connects franchise auto dealers and independent auto dealers allowing them to buy and sell trade-ins and aged inventory in real time. The App removes all the inefficiencies and logistics commonly associated with physical car auctions. It also provides an unprecedented level of transparency and removes all the guess-work from valuating wholesale inventory. Using ACV Auctions, sellers get instant offers from real buyers, and buyers gain access to the inventory they really want as soon as it becomes available.


Who is ACV Auctions?

Joe Nieman Founder & CEO

Joe NiemanJoe started buying and selling cars when he was 14 and continued all through high school and college. After graduating from University at Buffalo, he started his own dealership. He grew it from a two bay garage into a 13,000sq ft facility selling 500+ units/yr with $5mm in annual sales. He also did consulting at franchise dealerships helping them with their used car operations. Realizing that both franchise dealers and independent dealers struggle with the wholesale process, Joe set his sights on creating a win-win solution that would improve business for everyone involved.


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