Fixed, a Y Combinator Summer 2014 participant that helps people fight parking tickets, has closed a $1.2 million Seed funding round. Investors include Y Combinator, Merus Capital, and Angel investors Scott Banister, John Kobs, Mark Randolph, Matt Humphries, Eric Wu, and David King. The San Francisco-based startup currently offers its service as an iOS app where a user uploads an image of the ticket, and then Fixed “advocates” look for potential errors with the issuing of the ticket and write a letter to the city (currently only available in San Francisco) on the user’s behalf. The company says customers receive notice within two-to-four weeks on whether or not the ticket was dismissed.
Fixed was founded late last year by David Hegarty and CTO DJ Burdick. The team says they have signed up 35,000 users to this point, and are processing more than one percent of the parking tickets issued in the City of San Francisco.