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  • Uber and GM partner to offer drivers car sharing through Maven

    Uber and GM partner to offer drivers car sharing through Maven

    Uber has announced that it will be teaming up with GM’s car-sharing company, Maven, allowing drivers to rent GM vehicles on a weekly basis in a 90-day pilot program to see how the arrangement works. This is separate from, but similar to, GM’s Express Drive program, wherein the carmaker makes vehicles available to Lyft drivers on an all-in short-term rental basis when they lack… Read More

  • Maven expands car-sharing network to L.A.

    Maven expands car-sharing network to L.A.

    GM’s Maven car-sharing service is adding yet another city to the list of places where it’s available: Los Angeles. The addition of L.A. comes quick on the heels of its recent expansion into San Francisco, which means there are now two California markets on board. Maven is GM’s in-house alternative to offerings like Zipcar and Enterprise CarShare. The program will host an… Read More

  • GM’s car sharing company Maven hits the streets of San Francisco

    GM’s car sharing company Maven hits the streets of San Francisco

    Maven, a car sharing company out of General Motors, is driving its way into San Francisco today. The announcement made late Thursday evening is one part of a continued roll-out in several cities throughout the U.S., which started at the beginning of this year. It’s city based car sharing service called Maven City is now available in nine cities throughout the nation, joining Lyft’s… Read More

  • GM’s Maven starts offering one-way car sharing

    GM’s Maven starts offering one-way car sharing

    GM’s Maven has begun rolling out one-way car sharing for its members in Ann Arbor and Detroit, letting users pick up vehicles and use them to get between Ann Arbor and the University of Michigan, and between Detroit and the Detroit Metro airport. The one-way service is a big advantage for car-sharing services, as it means users don’t have to worry about planning their return… Read More

  • Cruise founder Kyle Vogt on why he joined forces with GM

    Cruise founder Kyle Vogt on why he joined forces with GM

    General Motors snapped up Silicon Valley-based Cruise Automation for more than $1 billion earlier this year with plans to plant its self-driving tech inside its own car brands. It was a fine move for GM, which has been aligning itself with several automotive ventures over the past year — including a partnership with Lyft, acquiring assets from the now defunct rideshare competitor Sidecar… Read More

  • GM Unveils Maven, Its Big New Play In Car-Sharing Services

    GM Unveils Maven, Its Big New Play In Car-Sharing Services

    General Motors has taken the wraps off its latest move to put itself into the next generation of transportation. Today the company launched Maven, a new program that brings together the company’s various efforts in car-sharing services, along with a team of 40 from within the car technology industry and people brought in from Google, Zipcar and Sidecar to develop more sharing… Read More

  • Maven Launches The First Telemedicine Platform Made For Women With $2.2 Million In Seed

    Maven Launches The First Telemedicine Platform Made For Women With $2.2 Million In Seed

    Maven, a telemedicine app that caters to the healthcare needs of women, launched out of beta today with $2.2 million in seed funding. Investors include Great Oaks Venture Capital, BoxGroup, F Cubed, and several angels including WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg, former Gilt Groupe and AOL exec Susan Lyne, and Gerson founder Thomas Lehrman. Maven founder Kate Ryder was working as a VC at… Read More

  • Yahoo Kills Maven: From Acquisition To Deadpool In 17 Months (Updated)

    At the beginning of last year, Yahoo made a fairly large acquisition with the purchase of online video distribution and advertising platform provider Maven Networks. Under the terms of the agreement, which we reported as a rumor the same day the papers were signed, the company acquired the startup for approximately $160 million. At the time, the press release touted the acquisition to lead to… Read More