Getaround early investor sues car-sharing startup for $1.79 million

Getaround is getting around the courthouse. One of the car-sharing startup’s early investors, Geoffrey Shmigelsky, is suing the company, alleging fraud and unfair conduct. “Our client supp

Getaround co-founder Jessica Scorpio leaves day-to-day role

Since launching Getaround at TechCrunch Disrupt New York in 2011, the car-sharing startup has expanded to more than 90 cities and, more recently, raised a massive $325 million round of funding led by

Getaround to expand Uber partnership to four more cities

Getaround, the peer-to-peer car-sharing service that first launched at TechCrunch Disrupt NY in 2011, is expanding a partnership with Uber that gives users access to rideshare-ready vehicles. The

GM is going to allow Ford vehicles and other competitors on its Maven car-sharing platform

GM’s car-sharing subsidiary Maven is undergoing another expansion. This time, it’s not just to a new city. Maven plans to open up its new peer-to-peer car rental service to allow owners to

Uber changes its disaster response playbook

Uber is taking a page out of the federal government’s disaster response handbook. The ride-hailing company is centralizing how it responds to disasters, whether it’s flooding in North Caro

Getaround raises $300 million Series D round led by SoftBank

SoftBank has landed on its next target. Getaround, the peer-to-peer car rental startup that first launched at TechCrunch Disrupt NY in 2011, has raised a $300 series D round led by SoftBank with parti

Uber gets into car rentals and public transit

Uber is officially a multi-modal transportation platform. On the heels of its acquisition of bike-share startup JUMP, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi today announced Uber Bike‘s expansion into Washin

GM said to pilot peer-to-peer car sharing through its Maven brand

Automaker General Motors is said to be planning a new peer-to-peer car rental service, similar to existing offerings by Daimler -backed Turo and startup Getaround, to debut as early as this summer acc

DriveShare will let you rent out your classic ’57 Chevy

Say you have a ’57 Chevy. Sky blue and white. It’s a beauty. But it sits in your garage most of the year. That’s where DriveShare comes in. Backed by Hagerty, the collectible car ins

Getaround raises $45M from Toyota and others to build more partnerships

Car sharing service Getaround has raised $45 million in Series C funding, led by a new investor Braemar Energy Ventures, and with participation from Toyota Motor Corp and China’s SAIC Motor. The

Uber and Getaround to offer $5 hourly short-term car rentals for drivers

Uber is teaming up with Getaround to provide an easier way for drivers without cars to provide rides through the service. Starting in San Francisco, a new pilot will allow Uber drivers to use the Geta

Done with Uber? Here are some alternatives

I have to admit I’m pretty reliant on Uber . With a sub par public transportation system, the ridesharing app makes it significantly easier to find my way around San Francisco. Apart from the

Toyota partners with Getaround on car-sharing

Carmakers continue to look at the future of transportation and invest in alternatives to individual ownership: Toyota is the latest to make a bet on a mobility model espoused by a startup, with a stra

Are we experiencing transportation’s Instagram moment?

Electrification, sharing and autonomous drive are reshaping the future of transportation, with huge implications for the ecosystem and the world.

How the ‘wonks’ of public policy and the ‘geeks’ of tech can get together

Technology innovates and disrupts, while public policy regulates and controls -- at least according to conventional wisdom. The skirmish between Apple and the FBI is a prime example: Apple is refusing

Getaround’s Revenue Has Doubled To “Tens Of Millions” In The Last Six Months

Getaround, the peer-to-peer car rental startup that launched on the Disrupt NY stage in 2011, recently hit revenues in the tens of millions of dollars, Jessica Scorpio told TechCrunch. And in the last

YC-Backed Outbound Helps Businesses Message Customers Over Both Email And Mobile

With the shift to mobile devices, businesses today have a need to reach their customers wherever they are – and that includes marketing to their customers outside of email alone. A Y Combinator

Getaround Gets $24M In Strategic Funding To Bring Peer-To-Peer Car Rentals To New Markets

After several years of building its business in San Francisco, peer-to-peer car rental startup <a target="_blank" href="">Getaround</a> is ready to make its marketplace availab

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 <a target="_blank" href="">pretty sweet deal</a> on new leases of cars that its membe

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
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