So you’ve found us!
Or maybe our marketing team did such an awesome job that we found you.
Either way, we’re glad you’re here.
It's about time!
Welcome to MintList.
We’ve built this amazing tool that we’re excited to share with you, one that takes all the stress out of selling your car, and lets you do that all from the phone in your pocket, or purse.
So why did we do this? Aren’t there bigger issues to solve in the world these days? Why would a Life Scientist jump ship to make selling your car less stressful? If we’ve piqued your interest read on…
Meet our founders
Mehrsa Raeiszadeh| Co-founder, COO
Mehrsa Raeiszadeh, Ph. D is a Process Engineer by profession and an award-winning tech developer and operations manager. She has worked globally for life sciences and technology companies, racking up eleven academic prizes and seven International patents in the process. Raeiszadeh grew up in Iran where she won national swimming records. In her limited off time she enjoys snow-boarding and playing the drums.
Mike Wood is an automotive industry veteran with more than 30 years experience and $500 million in auto sales. He worked for large auto groups, and also started, built, and grew both a vehicle leasing company and an independent high-line auto dealership from the ground up. He was the first ever Canadian President of the US-based National Vehicle Leasing Association (nvla.org) in its 50+ year history. When he’s not on the road, he enjoys skiing, architecture, cooking and eating great meals.
The MintList story
TrafficDriven won 1st place in the New Ventures BC competition for MintList. Mike and Mehrsa are holding the trophy like champs.
I’ve always been driven and a perfectionist. I grew up in Iran, a daughter to two perfectionist parents. I was a competitive swimmer when I was young and I broke the national record at the age of 8. When I decide to do something, I just won’t stop until I win.
I always had a love for cars. From the age of 5 — no exaggeration — I knew every car, every detail. My dad tried to shut us up on long road trips by offering my brother and I ten cents to identify cars driving towards us, and I could name them in the dark, just from their headlights. It ended up being an expensive way for him to entertain us.
We met at a car race in Whistler in 2019. He had all the qualities I like in a person and a friend: he’s intelligent, honest and humble all at the same time. Then the next time I saw him some months later, he said “I have 30 pages of a business plan, I’m waiting for the market to catch up, will you read it and let me know what you think?”
He told me the idea and as soon as I heard it was about making car sales easier, I knew I wanted to work on this project. I had just finished selling my car, a really nice, relatively new import and the experience was just the worst. I felt like “I am the target market” and instantly knew I wanted to work with Mike. I was “in” before I even read the plan.
Even though I always loved cars, I always understood that the car buying experience is not the best. It’s the second most expensive purchase most people ever make and even if you love cars, everyone has a bad story to tell. Everyone likes a new car in their driveway, but hates the process to get it there. There had to be a better way, and fundamentally that boils down to treating people the way you’d like to be treated: properly. We decided to build a tech solution to solve this problem.
I already knew Mike had his hand on the pulse of the industry from our conversations. Once we had the concept clear, and he took off creating partnerships, it allowed me the room to focus on the operational and technology challenges which is where I’m best. I’m a process person so when someone like Mike has a great innovation, I can catch the ball and run with it.
I’ve always wanted to lead change, to be able to do things differently that impact people positively. Everyone has their passion and mine just happens to be cars, and now I see a way I can impact this industry that’s good for everyone and that’s exciting.
Creators. Doers. Believers.
In a perfect world, we’d have taken these photos in a fancy studio with a real photographer. But this is Covid, and we’re a start-up, so instead you get this. Just real-life pictures of our real life team. Clearly some of us have better cameras than others and don’t live alone with a cat.
Alberta Provincial Sales Rep
Sr. Frontend Developer
Media + Analytics
Full Stack Software Developer
Director, Strategy & Insights
Sr. Development Manager
Business Development Manager
Don’t take our word for it.
Here is what our customers have to say:
I decided selling our car the conventional way was taking too long. We were also getting unqualified buyers responding to our posts. So we signed up with MintList, followed their simple steps to capture photos of our car, and our car was sold the next morning. WOW. We were offered a great price from the morning auction and safely sold our car to a qualified buyer. The transaction completed a few days later as we exchanged the car and funds. Thank you MintList!
I was googling to determine what my 2016 Mini was worth and the MintList website came up. I completed the process, my car went to auction. The MintList team were able to sell my car at the price I expected. Craig did a super job of follow up through the whole process. I am totally impressed with MintList. I didn’t have to go through the process of advertising and meeting people for test drives. Definitely will use the service again. My car sold in 24 hours. Well done
We recently sold our SUV through MintList and were extremely surprised by the huge amount of support and assistance to get it sold for the highest price. This included far more than just completing the listing; they provided support with detailing the vehicle, having photos taken, as well as an inspection for potential buyers. They then actively marketed the SUV. From beginning to end it was a wonderfully supportive platform with real people behind it, I would highly recommend MintList to buy or sell a vehicle !
A FANTASTIC experience from start to finish, and I’m confident that I got the best price possible for my car. I appreciated that there were no test drives or tire-kickers wasting my time. The team were great to deal with; responsive, helpful and professional. Thanks MintList for making the process so painless.
Thank you very much for your all help and wonderful customer service. It was a very easy process and took only 10 min and I was good to go. I got more money than my dealer offered me. If anyone is thinking to sell their car, Mintlist is the place to come. I would highly recommend Mintlist.
I have listed 2 vehicles on Mintlist and they were great helping me and following up throughout both processes. They tried to get me the best deal possible the whole time. I ended up selling my Tacoma for the amount I wanted through Mintlist and they got me $13,000 more for my Tesla than the trade-in value Tesla offered me. I will definitely try to use Mintlist when I have another vehicle to sell! Thanks
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MintList in the news
MintList is an AI-powered car selling platform, created in 2020 by award-winning, Vancouver-based TrafficDriven Technologies.
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MintList Wins Gold Stevie®Award in 2022 Stevie Awards for Women in Business
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MintList Named “Car Buying App of the Year” By AutoTech Breakthrough
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