Zipcar looking to disrupt the moving business now

Car sharing company Zipcar says it plans to offer cargo vans — Zipvan — in a pilot project in San Francisco in response to customers showing an interest in renting large Zipcars by the hour for moving stuff around cities.

The economics of peer-to-peer car sharing

Peer-to-peer car sharing has emerged in select cities as a way for car owners to rent their vehicles to people in their neighborhood. But are car owners, drivers or the companies making money? The key will be that the economics pan out for everyone.

A cheat sheet of peer-to-peer car sharing players

Two peer-to-peer car sharing startups have launched in the Bay Area in recent months (there’s at least five here now), and there’s four peer-to-peer car sharing companies in France. Here’s my cheat sheet of a dozen companies offering websites to facilitate car sharing among neighbors.

HiGear raises $1.3M for luxury peer-to-peer car sharing

HiGear, a peer-to-peer car sharing startup that focuses on luxury and sports cars, has raised $1.3 million in a seed round from a group of investors, including Battery Ventures, BV Capital, and 500 Startups, HiGear President Murtaza Hussain told me in an interview.

Peer-to-peer car sharing startup Getaround raises $3.4M

Neighbor-to-neighbor car sharing startup Getaround has raised a seed round of funding of $3.4 million. Investors in the round include TechCrunch creator Michael Arringtonā€˜s Crunchfund, Redpoint Ventures, General Catalyst, and a group of angel investors.