Just In Time For SXSW, Getaround Car Rental Marketplace Launches In Austin

Getaround, a car rental community that only launched in May 2011 and subsequently won TC Disrupt NY, is ready to get you where you need to be in time for SXSW.

The app that lets you rent a car by the hour, day or week, and comes fully loaded with insurance, 24-hour roadside assistance, and a Getaround car-kit has broken ground in some new territories, including (yep, you guessed it) Austin, Texas.

The app received a $3.4 million seed round in September, with participation from Netflix founder Marc Randolph, Powerset founder Barney Pell, WordPress’ Matt Mullenweg, Redpoint Ventures, General Catalyst, Michael Arrington‘s Crunchfund and others. At that point Getaround was only available in the Bay Area, but has since gone on to disrupt the Portland area and San Diego.

You see, Getaround isn’t rushing the service into any market without being sure that there’s enough demand, variety and inventory. Luckily for all of you venturing out to SXSW this week, Getaround will be ready for you.

The company says that market-by-market expansion is imminent in the next couple of months.