This week we’ve been following the TechCruch Disrupt competition in New York in which 32 start-ups presented their companies to a panel of experts to gain coveted exposure on the tech scene as well as a $50,000 prize. TechCrunch has announced the winner: GetAround, a car-sharing network in which you can rent cars owned by regular people by the day, hour or week through a smartphone app.
GetAround provides insurance, 24-hour roadside assistance, a kit that allows renters to access rental cars, an iPhone app and a web app. The startup has signed up 1,600 cars for sharing since its launch Tuesday, which is 20 percent of car-sharing giant Zipcar’s fleet of 8,000 cars.
TechCrunch picked GetAround as the winner out of six finalists which also impressed judges: ccLoop, Do@, Getaround, InvoiceASAP, Billguard and Sonar, with the latter two companies named as runners-up.
Read more at TechCrunch.