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Getaround Wins To Tech Prize

It's safe to say more good things await Getaround. Having just gone public, the start-up, which offers a marketplace for personal car rentals, has now been named the winner of TechCrunch Disrupt NYC. For the honor, Getaround beat out 32 other start-ups, including runners-up Billguard and Sonar.

"Getaround was a hit with the judges," TechCrunch writes, "with most of the judges wishing they could have invested in the company." Along with a ton of buzz -- and the "Disrupt Cup" -- Getaround gets another $50,000 to scale its budding business. So promising is Getaround's model, it was also voted the Audience Choice winner at TechCrunch's annual competition.

Within Getaround's online marketplace, consumers can both rent cars and their own cars to other members of the community. Car owners set the rental availability and terms, while Getaround matches renters and rentees, as well as providing insurance and 24-hour roadside assistance. Currently, Getaround says about 1,600 cars are signed up for the service.

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