Getaround empowers people to safely share cars by the hour, day, or week through a trusted online marketplace. With Getaround Instant, now it is easier and more convenient to share your car with the use of an iPhone and the patented Getaround Carkit. Getaround is free to join, and for as little as $5 an hour, members can conveniently rent nearby cars and save money on auto payments, insurance and maintenance. Owners share cars ranging from a Smart to a Tesla, offsetting the high cost of car ownership and have complete insurance coverage backed by Assurant. Getaround helps to create a seamless and fun sharing experience while making a positive impact on the environment, and earning thousands in extra income each year.

  • Industry: Logistics & Transportation
  • Year Started: 2010
  • Organization Type: For-Profit
  • # of Employees: 24 ( as of Dec 31, 2013)

Sam Zaid

Founder / CEO

Sam Zaid is an engineer and entrepreneur. He is Founder & CEO at Getaround, the leading marketplace for peer-to-peer car rentals and winner of TechCrunch Disrupt NYC 2011. Before Getaround, Sam founded Apption, an enterprise software consultancy, and Gazaro, a retail price intelligence platform. Sam is an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, a Microsoft Code Award winner, and a Google Scholarship recipient. He studied Engineering Physics at Queen's University and is a graduate of the Singularity University Graduate Studies Program.

  • Age: 39
  • Ethnicity: Middle Eastern

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