Startup profile: Tamyca – because owning a car is so passé

The founders of Tamyca are an audacious bunch. While the majority of 22-year-olds were partying or struggling to get their bachelor’s degrees, this team of five was busy setting up a company: Tamyca, Germany’s largest peer-to-peer carsharing website.

Marissa Mayer and Menlo Ventures invest $13.9M in Getaround

Getaround, the car-sharing marketplace that makes it dead easy to take a spin in a stranger’s car, has pulled in $13.9 million in first round funding from an all-star cast of investors: Menlo Ventures’ Shervin Pishevar, Eric Schmidt’s Innovation Endeavors, actor Ashton Kutcher, and Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer.

Perks piling up: Googlers get free electric car charging

Google is converting 5 percent of the parking spaces to electric car charging stations in an attempt to encourage its employees to use its Gfleet electric car sharing program or purchase their own electric cars.

Getaround makes it safe and easy to let anyone rent your car

Getaround, a car rental marketplace that makes it dead simple to rent your car or take a spin in a total stranger’s, officially launched today. And as TechCrunch Disrupt judge Chris Sacca noted during the startup’s presentation today, it’s the sort of well-executed idea that simply makes you say “holy shit.”

Zipcar’s stock price zooms upward after IPO

Car-sharing startup Zipcar went public on Thursday and saw its shares rise 56 percent in the latest example of a strong recovery for the initial public offering market.

Is Zipcar finally going public? Car-sharing service prices shares for IPO

Car-sharing service Zipcar has priced its initial public offering between $14 and $16 per share as it inches closer to finally going public on the NASDAQ stock market under the ticker “ZIP”, according to a recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Can Meg Whitman jump-start her post-eBay career at Zipcar?

The past years haven’t necessarily been kind to former eBay chief executive Meg Whitman. But has a chance to turn things around after joining the board of directors for car-sharing company Zipcar today.

Zipcar continues its hot streak, brings in $55M in most recent quarter

Car-sharing service Zipcar brought in $55 million in its third quarter this year, up 46 percent from the same quarter a year ago when it made about $38 million in revenue, according to the company’s most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Why does Zipcar need an extra $21M before it goes public?

Zipcar, a car-sharing service that lets people rent cars by the hour, announced today that it has raised an additional $21 million in its seventh round of funding led by Meritech Capital Partners.

Zipcar buys into second European car-sharing company

Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Zipcar announced this morning that Zipcar has acquired London-based Streetcar, a similar car-sharing service. In England, Streetcar is described as a “pay-as-you-go car club.”