We saw a common problem with the personal automobile.

Car owners invest huge amounts of time and money into an asset they barely use. Cars are driven only 8% of the time, while potential drivers walk past block after block of underutilized cars. We are here to connect the dots… to help people get around.
Getaround is a social car sharing service.

We enable car owners to safely rent out their underutilized cars to a community of trusted drivers. People in need of a car can rent one by the hour using the Getaround website or iPhone app.
Imagine a world with fewer cars, without traffic jams, and with less pollution.

We are a team of successful entrepreneurs, hackers, and business people passionate about using mobile technology to create sustainable transportation solutions. We want to empower people to travel more efficiently and cause a shift from personal to shared transport.

Financials

Date Type Amount Investors Valuation
09/01/11 Seed 3.4M CrunchFund, Redpoint Ventures Unknown
08/01/12 Series A 13.9M Shervin Pishevar, Ashton Kutcher, Marissa Mayer, Innovation Endeavors Unknown

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