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  • Getaround Strikes Deal To Offer Discounted Leases For Smart Cars Listed On Its Rental Platform

    Getaround Strikes Deal To Offer Discounted Leases For Smart Cars Listed On Its Rental Platform

    Getaround, in conjunction with a Smart car dealership in San Francisco, is offering a pretty sweet deal on new leases of cars that its members intend to rent out to others. As part of the partnership, the dealership will waive the down payment on three-year leases of new Smart Pure models if the car is put on Getaround. Read More

  • Getaround Launches A New iPhone App To Simplify Peer-To-Peer Car Rentals

    Getaround Launches A New iPhone App To Simplify Peer-To-Peer Car Rentals

    Peer-to-peer car rental startup (and TechCrunch Disrupt winner) Getaround is built around the idea of helping customers to make use of cars they own, which are sitting around not being driven most of the time. Also, to help those without cars to quickly and easily gain access to one that’s sitting around and actually use it. Read More

  • Getaround Raises $13.9M Series A Led By Menlo Ventures, Launches Getaway For Managed Car Rentals

    Getaround Raises $13.9M Series A Led By Menlo Ventures, Launches Getaway For Managed Car Rentals

    Peer-to-peer car sharing service — and former TechCrunch Disrupt winner — Getaround just raised $13.9 million in new funding to expand into new markets and improve its product. It’s also rolling out a new product called Getaway that will let users who never use their cars to rent them out for months at a time, with Getaround managing rentals and handling all… Read More

  • RelayRides Teams Up With OnStar, Makes Car Sharing Easier For Millions Of GM Owners

    RelayRides Teams Up With OnStar, Makes Car Sharing Easier For Millions Of GM Owners

    Car sharing is suddenly a hot topic and a number of startups like Getaround, Wheelz and JustShareIt are trying to capture a slice of this nascent market. Detroit-based RelayRides just leapfrogged quite a few of these by partnering with General Motor’s OnStar service. Using OnStar’s proprietary API, which will become available to other developers later this summer, the… Read More

  • Hail A Fellow Human, Not A Taxi With “SideCar” – The New P2P Uber

    Hail A Fellow Human, Not A Taxi With “SideCar” – The New P2P Uber

    You need a ride, someone else has a car and could use the cash, SideCar is the app that will bring you together. New instant peer-to-peer rideshare-finding app SideCar turns anyone into a taxi / Uber driver, and it’s supposedly legal because you technically volunteer to pay at the end. Today it emerges from beta for iOS and Android in its first city, San Francisco. Punch in your location… Read More

  • Getaround Wants To Get You To TechCrunch Disrupt

    Getaround Wants To Get You To TechCrunch Disrupt

    Getaround was the big winner at TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2011. Since then, the startup has continued to lead and dominate the car sharing space. This year, Getaround will be back in New York to help us hand off the massive Disrupt Cup to another deserving company yet to be discovered. Not only will they be there during the conference, but Getaround is co-hosting an awesome after party with us… Read More

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

    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)… Read More

  • P2P Car Sharing Startup Getaround Gets $1.7 Million Grant For Portland Launch

    P2P Car Sharing Startup Getaround Gets $1.7 Million Grant For Portland Launch

    Getaround, the peer-to-peer car sharing company that won this year’s TechCrunch Disrupt NYC startup competition, this morning announced that it is poised to make its debut in the greater Portland metropolitan area by February of 2012, following an initial launch at Portland State University on the 1st of January. To facilitate the launch, Getaround was selected by the Federal Highway… Read More

  • What Are The Best Startups Of 2011? #Crunchies

    What Are The Best Startups Of 2011? #Crunchies

    As open nominations for the 5th annual Crunchies awards enters its final week (nominate here until Dec 13), it’s time to figure out which are the best startups and products of 2011. The Crunchies, which we co-host along with GigaOm and VentureBeat, has 20 categories spanning but the most anticipated awards, the ones we save for last, are Best Overall Startup and Best New Startup of… Read More

  • Airbnb Is Thinking About Partnering With Car-Sharing Services

    Airbnb Is Thinking About Partnering With Car-Sharing Services

    Airbnb, a marketplace that allows people to rent their homes and apartments via the web, is considering entering the car-sharing space. In a survey sent to us by an Airbnb host, the startup is asking hosts if they would rent out their cars along with their residences. As shown in the screenshots below, Airbnb asks if owners allowed a guest to use a car during a stay, and if owners would rent… Read More

  • The Power Of Online-To-Offline Is Moving Beyond Local Commerce

    The Power Of Online-To-Offline Is Moving Beyond Local Commerce

    While the idea of ‘online to offline’ for purchasing is proving to be powerful in the local commerce world, the trend of linking the physical world to the web is producing a number of startups that are innovating beyond just purchasing from local merchants or finding a product nearby. Many of the most interesting startups that have emerged over the past year or so are making our… Read More