Status
Acquired by Avis on January 2, 2013
Stock
ZIP
Headquarters:
Boston, MA
Description:
Zipcar is an online car-sharing company allowing individuals to make car reservations that are billable by the hour or day.
Founders:
Robin Chase
Categories:
Public Transportation
Website:
http://www.zipcar.com

Company Details

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Zipcar is a membership-based car-sharing company that provides automobile rentals to its members, billable on an hourly or daily basis.

Members are able to view vehicle availability and reserve a self-service car via the internet, iPhone app, or telephone, in increments as short as one hour and pay only for time they reserve. Zipcar vehicles report their positions to a control center using in-car technology.

Zipcar was founded in 2000 by Cambridge, Massachusetts. On October 31, 2007 Zipcar merged with rival Flexcar. In 2009 Zipcar has become the world's largest car-sharing service, sharing 6,000 vehicles among 275,000 drivers in 49 U.S. cities, Vancouver, Toronto, and London. On April 1, 2010, Zipcar bought London-based car-sharing firm Streetcar in its latest bid to expand across Europe.

Current Team (14)

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Past Team (18)

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Funding Rounds (4) - $60.7M

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Investments (2)

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Board Members and Advisors (4)

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Acquisitions (2)

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Investors (5)

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Offices/Locations (1)

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  • Headquarters

    35 Thomson Place

    Boston, MA 02210

    USA

Competitors (1)

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