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Scoop: Car-sharing startup Getaround seeks $200M+ at unicorn valuation

Ian Agar

From left, Getaround co-founders Elliot Kroo, Jessica Scorpio and Sam Zaid (Courtesy of Getaround)


Getaround is seeking to raise up to $201.5 million in Series D extension funding, PitchBook has learned. The funding would value the company at up to $1.7 billion, per a PitchBook estimate, up from the $840 million valuation it reached last year.



Final terms and details of the financing have not been announced and are subject to change. The company declined PitchBook's request for comment.



Founded in 2009, the San Francisco-based company provides peer-to-peer car-sharing services. Getaround, which is also backed by 

SoftBank, primarily serves US markets. The company made news in April with its acquisition of fellow car-sharing startup

Drivy, based in Paris, for $300 million.



The company has pulled in over $400 million in total VC funding from investors including

Madrona Venture Group and actor

Ashton Kutcher. Here's a look at Getaround's fundraising and valuation history, beginning with its Series A, per the PitchBook Platform:



Aug. 2012: $13.9M round | $44.57M valuation


Nov. 2014: $24M | $96M


Apr. 2017: $45M | $170M


Apr. 2018: $22.05M | $622.05M


Nov. 2018: $300M | $840M



Getaround's funding would continue a trend of increasing funding for car-sharing startups. In July,

Turo scored $250 million at an estimated $1 billion valuation from

InterActive Corp. The car-sharing and ridesharing industries combined have seen the bulk of their VC activity in the past five years. In 2013, those two verticals saw 45 deals totaling $509.5 million, whereas in 2018, they raised a total of $16.7 billion spread across 106 deals, per PitchBook data.



Corrected 9/9/2019: GV reported they have not previously invested in Getaround.