Honk Launches On Demand Roadside Help Service, Raises $1.8M

Have a flat tire, locked yourself out of your car, or need a tow--but not a member of a roadside assistance service? Santa Monica-based Honk has launched a service for you, specifically to let you summon roadside help using your smartphone--without a membership. Honk, which launched this morning, said that it has launched nationwide to help connect drivers with more than 20,000 tow and roadside assistance drivers nationwide. Honk said it offers up roadside services for prices as low as $49, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week--and also claims to be 50 percent faster than services like AAA. Honk also revealed that it has raised $1.8M in seed funding for its service, from such angels as Aaron Batalion (LivingSocial), Ben Huh (The Cheezburger Network), Naval Ravikant (AngelList), Paige Craig, Jillian Manus, Mike Walsh, and Structure Capital, along with Double M Capital, Venture51, Expansion, and Karlin Ventures. Honk is led by serial entrepreneur Corey Brundage.