On December 9, to celebrate Getaround’s first day as a publicly traded company (NYSE: GETR), members of our executive team had the honor of ringing the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange. It was a milestone moment 13 years in the making, made possible by our resilient team, trusted investors, and dedicated community of hosts and guests. Thank you all for believing in Getaround’s vision for a carsharing future.
Festivities kicked off with a cocktail hour Thursday night, where several long-standing Getaround hosts had the chance to connect in-person and celebrate their successes on the platform so far.
Listing day began with breakfast in the NYSE Board Room, with investors, invited hosts, and members of our team. CEO Sam Zaid spoke of his appreciation for those in attendance and everyone who helped Getaround reach the milestone of becoming a publicly traded company.
Prior to ringing the opening bell, Getaround founders Sam Zaid, Elliot Kroo, and Jessica Scorpio each marked the occasion by practicing with a gavel on the NYSE trading floor.
The big moment arrived at 9:30am ET, when members of our executive team — with several investors and invited Getaround hosts looking on — officially kicked off the day of trading by ringing the opening bell.
On NYSE Floor Talk with Judy Shaw, Sam discussed how going public presents a new opportunity for Getaround to empower more people to carshare around the world. Click here to watch the full interview.
After a whirlwind day on the NYSE trading floor, our team celebrated together in the heart of Manhattan near our digital billboard in Times Square.
Closer to our San Francisco headquarters, drivers on the 101 Freeway near Redwood City, California may notice that a billboard along their commutes gives a nod to Getaround's new status as a publicly traded company.
You can find more behind-the-scenes footage in our Instagram Story highlight titled “NYSE Listing Day”. And if you’re considering joining the future of carsharing as either a guest or host, there’s never been a better time to getaround.