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  • Thrilled to announce Getaround’s $300M Series D today. Alongside the strong support from both SoftBank and previous investors, we look forward to leading the growth of next-generation carsharing.

    Getaround Gets $300 Million From SoftBank To Grow Its Airbnb-For-Cars Business

    Meet the newest member of SoftBank's mobility mafia: peer-to-peer car rental service Getaround. On Tuesday, Getaround announced that it had raised $300 million as its Series D funding round from SoftBank, bringing its total funding to $400 million. The San Francisco-based startup is joining the ranks of SoftBank's other transportation bets like ride-hailing companies Uber, Didi and Grab.

  • It’s official! Getaround is available in #Philly - you can now instantly rent and drive great cars shared by people nearby.

    Rent your neighbor's car: Venture-backed Getaround launches in Philly - Philly

    San Francisco-based Getaround has two pretty simple pitches at the buzzy intersection of cars and tech: Do you own a car? Rent it to strangers via the Getaround app and make money. Do you want a car? Get on the app and rent other people's idle cars by the hour.

  • Check out the video of our CEO Sam Zaid on stage for Fortune Magazine Brainstorm Tech International conference with Chinese bike-sharing giant Mobike. You'll want to know where carsharing and bikesharing are headed.

    A Chinese Bike-Sharing Giant Is Considering a Move into Car-Sharing

    Mobike CEO Davis Wang says the Chinese bicycle-sharing giant with some 200 million users worldwide is eyeing four-wheeled expansion.

  • Getaround co-founder, Jessica Scorpio, has a sitdown with Forbes to give a Getaround update and HQ tour. To her surprise, she was also set up with a mentorship meeting with Slack's VP of Product.

    Jessica Scorpio's Surprise Sit-Down With Slack's April Underwood - Undercover Mentors

    Jessica Scorpio founded Getaround, a mobile app that lets car owners rent their vehicles to others for hourly rates tackling the problem of car overpopulation. Forbes set up a surprise meeting for her with Slack's VP of Product, April Underwood.

  • Announcing the Getaround app for Samsung Gear S3. Now you can unlock your next adventure with a tap of your watch. Learn more at:

    Samsung Gear S3

    Getaround and Samsung have teamed up to give you a seamless carsharing experience, all through your Gear S3.

  • Getaround is live in Boston, and this Boston Globe reporter took the app, and three cars, for a test drive. Check out his hilarious account of living his automotive fantasies one Getaround at a time.

    Sort of fast and marginally furious: One man's quest to live out his automotive fantasies - The Boston Globe

    When you live life like I do - full-throttle, pedal-to-the-metal, one hand on the steering wheel, the other flippin' the bird - you need a car that can keep up. And lately, my old Hyundai just hasn't been cutting it. First, it was the headlights that couldn't seem to stay lit.

  • Our CMO Jessica Scorpio chats with Toyota Connected CEO Zack Hicks about the future of urban mobility.


    ToyotaConnected's Zack Hicks, Getaround's Jessica Scorpio, and The Wall Street Journal's Steven Rosenbush: Getaround and Toyota have been testing a peer-to-peer car-sharing service that uses smartphones instead of keys to let drivers access vehicles. It's just another step to make cars more connected, and leaders from both companies detail how it can propel even greater strides in urban mobility.

  • Heading to #DisruptNY? Join us on May 17th to hear our CMO and Founder, Jessica Scorpio, talk about the future of carsharing.

    Disrupt NY 2017

    TechCrunch Disrupt is the world's leading authority in debuting revolutionary startups, introducing game-changing technologies, and discussing what's top of mind for the tech industry's key innovators. Disrupt gathers the best and brightest entrepreneurs, investors, hackers, and tech fans for on-stage interviews, the Startup Battlefield competition, a 24-hour Hackathon, Startup Alley, Hardware Alley, and After Parties.

  • We're excited to announce that we've officially launched in Boston! Now you can find, rent and unlock cars nearby, all from your phone:

    Getaround officially rolls into Boston

    Attention, Boston: The future of carsharing has officially arrived in New England. Today we're proud to announce that we're bringing our game-changing, on-demand service to the very city where carsharing got its start. With a strong community and an overabundance of personal vehicles, Boston is perfectly positioned to benefit from all Getaround has to offer.

  • “By turning any vehicle on the road today into a connected car on Getaround, we have created the only marketplace to instantly share cars." Sam Zaid.

    Getaround Raises $45 Million To Expand Airbnb-For-Cars Model

    Billions of dollars have been put into ride-sharing startups like Uber and Lyft. Car-sharing isn't quite as sexy, but the space is getting more money too. San Francisco-based startup Getaround, which allows users to rent cars from other users by the hour or day, announced on Thursday that it has raised $45 million in its new Series C round.

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