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Getaround
IndustryCarsharing
Founded2009 (2009)
San Francisco, CA
FounderSam Zaid, Jessica Scorpio, and Elliot Kroo
HeadquartersSan Francisco, CA
Area served
Urban areas of Boston, Chicago, San Francisco Bay Area, New Jersey, Portland, and Washington D.C.
ServicesCarsharing
Number of employees
120[1]
Websitehttp://www.getaround.com/

Getaround is an online car sharing or peer-to-peer carsharing service that allows drivers to rent cars from private car owners, and owners to rent out their cars for payment.[2]

Getaround launched to the public in May 2011 at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference. The company operates in Boston, Chicago, New Jersey, Portland, the San Francisco Bay Area, Seattle, and Washington D.C.[3]

History[edit]

Getaround was founded in 2009 by Sam Zaid, Jessica Scorpio, and Elliot Kroo. In May 2011, Getaround won the TechCrunch Disrupt NYC competition.[4] In 2012, Getaround began serving Portland, Oregon with the aid of a $1.725 million grant from the Federal Highway Administration.[5]

In November 2016, Getaround reached an agreement with City CarShare to take over its fleet, parking spaces and member base.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Getaround". www.getaround.com. Retrieved 2017-11-08.
  2. ^ "Getaround Connects Car Owners and Renters with P2P Marketplace", Business Insider, June 7, 2011.
  3. ^ "Getaround Expands To Boston", Newswire, May 10, 2017.
  4. ^ DesMarais, Christina."Getaround Named 2011 TechCrunch Disrupt Winner", Technology Inc., May 26, 2011.
  5. ^ https://www.forbes.com/sites/tomiogeron/2011/12/13/getaround-brings-car-sharing-startup-to-oregon-with-federal-grant/
  6. ^ https://www.sfchronicle.com/business/article/City-CarShare-hands-over-on-demand-auto-rentals-10605179.php

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