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March 22, 2021

Car Share Boston, An Alternative to Personal Vehicle Ownership, Expanded in the City

A successful pilot program has resulted in the expansion from 40 car-share parking spaces up to 250 on local streets and in municipal lots throughout Boston.

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March 5, 2021

Getaround Launches Power Host™ Program for Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners

With Car Sharing Going Mainstream, Getaround Offers Comprehensive Tools and Support for Those Looking to Grow Their Fleets

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March 4, 2021

Getaround Appoints Karim Bousta as Chief Executive Officer, Sam Zaid as Executive Chairman

Getaround,the world’s largest connected car sharing marketplace, has appointed Karim Bousta as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO), who previously served as the company’s President and Chief Operating Officer (COO). He succeeds Getaround Founder and longtime CEO, Sam Zaid, who has assumed a new role as ExecutiveChairman, working alongside Bousta.

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October 14, 2020

Getaround Raises $140 Million Series E Financing

Investment comes as company's revenue rebounds from initial decline and experiences significant growth amid continuing pandemic. Company to strengthen leadership position and target profitability with new funding. Four executive hires support growth and demonstrate company commitment to culture and diversity.

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April 24, 2019

Getaround Becomes Global Carsharing Leader With $300 Million Acquisition Of European Platform Drivy

  • Combines strengths of both companies to form a leading global transportation and mobility company spanning North America and Europe
  • Broadens Getaround's presence into 170 European cities
  • Accelerates Getaround's mission to empower people to carshare everywhere
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August 21, 2018

Getaround, the Global Leader in Carsharing, Announces, $300M Funding Round Led by Softbank

Getaround's Series D financing will enable it to scale its patented keyless carsharing model and expand the company's industry-leading partnerships

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April 20, 2017

Getaround Announces $45M in Financing

Leader in carsharing to expand footprint and advance its technology and connected car platform enabling people everywhere to share cars

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April 6, 2017

Getaround Brings Car Sharing to New Jersey

Car-sharing leader provides car owners with opportunity to earn money by renting out their cars to people in the community

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March 6, 2017

Getaround Seeks Car Sharing Option for New Yorkers

App Would Allow New Yorkers to Share Privately-Owned Cars With People Nearby and Earn Income

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November 10, 2016

Getaround and City Carshare Join Forces Establishing San Francisco's Largest Carsharing Community

Getaround to acquire the Bay Area's original carsharing company from owner-operator Carma

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October 31, 2016

Getaround Announces Carsharing Partnership with Toyota

Technology and financial services integration backed by strategic investment

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November 16, 2015

Getaround Showcasing Next-Gen Carsharing Hardware at LA Autoshow

Featured as One of the Top Ten Automotive Startups of 2015-recognized for making cars safer, more accessible, and more exciting.

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August 11, 2015

Getaround partners with SUMC and CNT for $715,000 grant and launches on-demand service in Chicago

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May 18, 2015

Just In Time for Memorial Day, Getaround Brings The Future Of Car Sharing To The Nation's Capital

D.C. Residents Have New Way To Unlock Their Car's Value Through Sharing

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November 20, 2014

Getaround Closes $24 Million Series B Financing; Rolls Out National Expansion

Strategic Investment Led by AutoTrader, Kelley Blue Book and Manheim Auctions.

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April 9, 2014

Getaround Partners With The City Of San Francisco To Launch On-Street Carsharing; Plans To Double Fleet

Project will expand carsharing across San Francisco, promises to reduce parking congestion, improve environment & boost local economy.

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February 19, 2014

Getaround sees 12X growth in 2013, partners with Assurant Specialty Property to insure drivers, car owners

Instant trips powered by car technology drive 90% of marketplace activity

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February 27, 2013

Getaround Launches New App — Makes Car Sharing Even Easier

Celebrates new app with Tesla Model S available on-demand.

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September 20, 2012

Getaround Goes to Chicago: Leading Peer-to- Peer Car Sharing Service Moves East

Windy City Residents Have New Way to Travel Around Town by Sharing Cars with Community

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August 2, 2012

Getaround Raises $13.9 Million Series A Round, Led by Menlo Ventures

Additional Investors Include Marissa Mayer, A-Grade Investments and Innovation Endeavors

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April 17, 2012

Getaround Announces New Headquarters And Plans To Create More Local Jobs As Company Continues To Expand

Peer-to-peer car sharing market leader shows momentum with new growth

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March 6, 2012

Peer-to-Peer Car Sharing Leader Getaround Announces Launch in Austin, Texas

Latest Expansion Will Unite the Community of Austin to Reduce Traffic, Emissions and Cost of Car Ownership While Providing Residents a Variety of Car Choices

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March 6, 2012

Peer-to-Peer Car Sharing Company Getaround Officially Launches in Portland, OR

Through Federally-Funded Study, Owners and Renters Can Receive Incentives of up to $300

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September 12, 2011

Getaround Announces $3.4 Million Seed Funding

Investorsinclude Michael Arrington’s CrunchFund, Netflix founder Marc Randolph, Redpoint Ventures, and Vivi Nevo, Time Warner’s largest shareholder

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May 24, 2011

Getaround Unveils First All-In-One Car Sharing Solution at TechCrunch Disrupt; Announces Insurance Agreement with Berkshire Hathaway

New Getaround Carkit™, Integrated iPhone App, and Top-Rated Insurance Make Car Sharing Safe and Accessible to Both Car Owners and Renters

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December 23, 2010

Peer-to-Peer Car Sharing Company, Getaround, Shares Special Business and Risk Challenges with RiskCommunities in Interview

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May 21, 2010

Getaround Makes the Maker Faire 2010

The Community of Makers Experience Person-to-Person Car Sharing First Hand

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