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Acquired byRelayRides
Date5/2013

General Information

Offices

San Francisco, USA
151 10th St
San Francisco, CA, 94103
USA

People

Founder & CEO
Founder & CTO
Board Member
Board Member
Board Member
Lead Back End Engineer
Lead Designer
Northern California Marketing Lead
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Funding

TOTAL $15.7M
FUNDING TOTAL $15.7M
Seed, 9/2011
Felicis Ventures
The Social+Capital Partnership
Red Swan
$2M
Series A, 2/2012
Zipcar
Fontinalis Partners
Felicis Ventures
$13.7M

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Wheelz

Wheelz (www.wheelz.com) is an early stage, venture backed start-up that is introducing a better approach to personal transportation and car ownership.

Wheelz peer-to-peer car sharing platform provides a compelling economic opportunity for car owners to securely lease their vehicles on an hourly or daily basis, and a convenient and affordable personal transportation solution for those who don’t own a car.

Cars are the second largest personal asset class on the American balance sheet. They are chronically under-utilized – most vehicles are parked 23 of 24 hours daily –; and they begin losing value the minute they drive off the lot. The current model – high-value, rapidly depreciating, poorly utilized – of car ownership is busted.

Wheelz is un-busting it; we’re introducing a more efficient model of car ownership, a model that is more responsible for the planet and the pocketbook.

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Screenshots

Wheelz screenshot
Above: Homepage
Uploaded: 2/7/12
Wheelz screenshot
Above: Homepage
Uploaded: 6/28/12

Sources

  1. RelayRides Acquires Wheelz To Boost Inventory And Improve Hardware For Its Peer-To-Peer Car Rentals (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  2. Citation Needed [add]
  3. Strategic Sharing: Zipcar Leads $13.7M Investment In Campus Car-Sharing Startup Wheelz (techcrunch.com) [edit]
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