Collaborative Consumption

February 19, 2014 1

Together, We’re #GoingPlaces

Getaround Growth - 2013

We have big news to share.  Actually, we have three pieces of news to share: we’ve grown over ten-fold in the past year, had 7x annual growth in revenue, and just signed a new insurance deal that enables us to expand carsharing nationwide. None of this would have been possible without you. We launched Getaround […]

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September 17, 2013 0

Partnering with the SFMTA to expand car sharing citywide

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We’re excited to announce that Getaround is partnering with the City of San Francisco to expand car sharing across the city. As part of this new initiative the City will be assigning up to 450 parking spots for Getaround cars in city-owned garages, surface lots and new reserved street parked spaces. With more than a […]

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January 14, 2013 1

Here's to 2013!

This time last year, several media outlets pronounced 2012 as the Year of Sharing. And over the course of the last 12 months, we have witnessed countless amazing developments and advancements from our peers in the sharing economy. Our team spent the year, hard at work, working to improve the Getaround product with the hopes […]

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November 30, 2012 0

Getaround & Exec: Operation Turkey Drop

We take the idea that “sharing is caring” pretty seriously. So when we heard that the San Francisco Food Bank was experiencing a serious turkey shortage leading up to the Thanksgiving holiday, we issued a challenge to Getaround users. For every Getaround car rented over the Thanksgiving holiday, Getaround would donate a turkey to charity. […]

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November 8, 2012 2

Drive with style… like 007

Here at Getaround, we love cool cars. When we heard about the new Bond movie, we knew a trip to the theater just wouldn’t cut it. So instead of watching 007, we thought… what if YOU could be 007? We can’t promise you the charm, the good looks or the wit, but we can 007 your […]

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September 11, 2012 4

"Here's to the crazy ones"

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again – the Getaround community is full of bold and brilliant individuals. Recently, it was brought to our attention that one of our star San Francisco owners was cooking up a big, crazy idea to make the world a better place. Sarah Kathleen Peck – an urban […]

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August 2, 2012 7

A Monster-Truck Sized (as in, very big) Day at Getaround

We’ve had a lot of big days at Getaround. From winning TechCrunch Disrupt last May to launching in Portland with $1.75 million in federal funding to landing insurance through Berkshire Hathaway—we’ve been lucky enough to have our fair share of celebrations. But today is different. It’s a huge day. One we’ve been anticipating eagerly—for quite […]

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June 20, 2012 0

Slow Food Picks Up Speed

I was in the mood for a burger, but the movie Food Inc. burned some frightening images of industrial food operations into my mind. Plus, all the recent talk of ammonia-treated, pink-slime filler had me even more concerned about the origin of what I am eating. What could I do? Use the interwebs! A wide […]

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May 1, 2012 8

How cool cars can save the planet…and billions of dollars?

By: Emily Struzik What makes a car really cool? According to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Berkeley Lab, a car’s color is what makes it cool—literally, when it comes to reducing carbon emissions. Cars of a lighter hue, such as white or silver, stay cooler because they reflect up to 60% of sunlight. On the other hand, […]

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April 5, 2012 4

Will the Airbnb of fitness please stand up?

Consider the irony: of all industries so beautifully disrupted by the sharing economy, why is there such little progress in the health and fitness niche? After all, the mantra is “be lean, healthy and nimble” — just like collaborative consumption. Yet, with all those billions spent on fad diets, gym memberships and experts advice, America consistently […]

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