Car Sharing Unicorns

6 Car Sharing Startups that are now Unicorn Companies

If you're building a car sharing startup, you must check these 6 companies that have joined the unicorn club.

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The Car Sharing sector has grown tremendously in recent years.

And, this can be attributed to the introduction of new technologies that make it more convenient and efficient.

This post is about unicorns — privately held companies that reach billion-dollar valuations — that have some connection with the sharing economy.

We have collected a list of 6 Car Sharing unicorn startups.

6 Car Sharing Startups that are now Unicorns

BlaBlaCar

BlaBlaCar

BlaBlaCar is a long distance ride-sharing platform that allows travelers to connect with other travelers and share the trip costs.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $2.00

    B (

    September 2015

    )

  • Country:

    France

  • City:

    Paris

  • Started in:

    2006

  • Founders:

    Francis Nappez, Frédéric Mazzella, Nicolas Brusson

  • Industries:

    Car Sharing, Collaborative Consumption, Internet, Peer to Peer, Ride Sharing, Transportation, Travel

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $563,534,130

  • Number of funding rounds:

    7

  • Number of investors:

    15

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Cazoo

Cazoo

Cazoo is an online used car marketplace that enables you to buy, finance, and rent used cars more conveniently.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $2.50

    B (

    June 2020

    )

  • Country:

    United Kingdom

  • City:

    London

  • Started in:

    2018

  • Founders:

    Alexander Edward Chesterman

  • Industries:

    Automotive, Car Sharing, E-Commerce, Rental

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $1,556,961,261

  • Number of funding rounds:

    8

  • Number of investors:

    20

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Getaround

Getaround

Getaround is the leading provider of peer-to-peer car sharing, offering an innovative alternative to traditional car rental.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.70

    B (

    September 2019

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    San Francisco

  • Started in:

    2011

  • Founders:

    Elliot Kroo, Jessica Scorpio, Sam Zaid

  • Industries:

    Car Sharing, Collaborative Consumption, Marketplace, Mobile, Peer to Peer, Transportation

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $568,024,999

  • Number of funding rounds:

    16

  • Number of investors:

    55

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Grab

Grab

Grab is a multi-service platform that makes your transportation experience better.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $14.30

    B (

    December 2014

    )

  • Country:

    Singapore

  • City:

    Singapore

  • Started in:

    2012

  • Founders:

    Anthony Tan, Tan Hooi Ling

  • Industries:

    Car Sharing, Financial Services, Food Delivery, Ride Sharing, Transportation

  • Number of employees:

    10,000+

  • Funding Amount:

    $12,147,750,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    34

  • Number of investors:

    53

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Socar

Socar

Socar is the Kora Eco-friendly car sharing community. It allows travelers to share ecologically friendly vehicles with others who are going on the same trip as them.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    October 2020

    )

  • Country:

    South Korea

  • City:

    Busan

  • Started in:

    2012

  • Founders:

    Jimahn Kim

  • Industries:

    Car Sharing, Communities, Transportation

  • Number of employees:

    100-250

  • Funding Amount:

    ₩294,000,000,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    7

  • Number of investors:

    13

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Turo

Turo

Turo is a peer-to-peer car sharing marketplace built to make the car renting and sharing process transparent, simple, and enjoyable.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1

    B (

    July 2019

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    San Francisco

  • Started in:

    2009

  • Founders:

    Shelby Clark

  • Industries:

    Car Sharing, Marketplace, Peer to Peer, Recreational Vehicles, Transportation

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $467,400,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    12

  • Number of investors:

    30

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