TechCrunch Disrupt Battlefield finalist Getaround is already disrupting the current car sharing industry, only a day after its launch. As we wrote yesterday, GetAround is a car rental market place where you can rent a car by the day, hour or week through a smartphone app. Getaround’s all inclusive package, which includes insurance, 24 hour roadside assistance, a Getaround car-kit, iPhone app and a web app makes it easy for people to conveniently car share any where.
Today, the company’s founder said that currently the startup has signed up 1,600 cars for sharing since its launch yesterday. That’s 20 percent of car-sharing giant Zipcar’s fleet of 8,000 cars. Impressive for a bootstrapped startup that has only been open to the public for a matter of hours.
Here’s Getaround’s Finalist Presentation: