[Techtaffy Newsdesk]

Chicago-based startup BodyShopBids, an online and mobile platform that enables consumers to solicit custom auto repair estimates by uploading a photo, has secured $1 million in series A financing led by OCA Ventures. New World Ventures and Lightbank also participated in the round. Jim Dugan, managing partner of OCA Ventures, and Jeff Maters, vice president of New World Ventures, will join BodyShopBids’ Board of Directors.

BodyShopBids launched in June 2011 and received $250,000 in seed funding from investment firm Lightbank in September that year.