Posted on Monday, May 30th, 2011 by Annat Katz
Getaround – This innovative startup is the 2011 TechCrunch Disrupt winner. What makes it so special? Getaround has taken an existing concept -car rental- and made it better, more affordable and more accessible. The idea is simple. You find car rentals from real people, private car owners near you at an affordable rate, and you in turn can rent out your own car for someone else when you don’t need it.
Getaround is such a friendly, forward-thinking company, they’ve taken the load of insurance off of community users and on themselves. And if you’re concerned about the credibility of drivers renting your car, don’t worry; Getaround carefully screens drivers, and their post-rental feedback on drivers system serves as a trusted report card for the person behind the wheel. Want more perks? The Getaround system can be accessed via mobile (smart) phones where reservations are as simple as a few taps.
Sign up quickly for a beta invitation. Now that Getaround has won the TechCrunch Disrupt competition, everyone will want to join.