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Jessica Scorpio

Jessica Scorpio is a Co-Founder and Director of Business Development at Getaround, which was created to leverage the 1B+ cars on the planet to create ... More »Jessica Scorpio is a Co-Founder and Director of Business Development at Getaround, which was created to leverage the 1B+ cars on the planet to create a cleaner, smarter and more efficient transportation system through a marketplace for peer-to-peer car sharing. Prior to launching Getaround, she completed the inaugural Graduate Studies Program at Singularity University (SU ‘09), a new school launched by Ray Kurzweil, Peter Diamandis, NASA, and Google that focuses on inspiring a cadre of leaders to understand and facilitate the development of exponentially advancing technologies in order to address humanity’s grand challenges. Jessica also worked in the Government of Canada for a number of years, as a political aide to the Minister of International Cooperation, Secretary of State (Foreign Affairs and International Trade), and as a writer in a branch of the Prime Minister’s Office. Jessica is also the former Founder and CEO of IDEAL, a not-for-profit network for entrepreneurs and young leaders. She lives in San Francisco.

Getaround Strikes Deal To Offer Discounted Leases For Smart Cars Listed On Its Rental Platform

It lets us get more Instant cars out there,” Getaround co-founder Jessica Scorpio told me. Not just that, but Scorpio points out that these are new cars that are fuel-efficient, safe, and under warrantee. That means members who already list cars will potentially be able to upgrade ...

Getaround Partnership With San Francisco

The fear of finding parking is a huge barrier to car-sharing, Getaround CEO Jessica Scorpio tells Business Insider. With the new partnership, Getaround will be able to double the size of its Instant fleet, and bring it to areas in the city where car-sharing is not as popular. With ...

S.F. reserving up to 900 street parking spots for car sharing

Getaround founder director of marketing Jessica Scorpio at the company's headquarters on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 in San Francisco, Calif. Photo: Beck Diefenbach, Special To The Chronicle Getaround founder director of marketing Jessica Scorpio at the... Patrick Handy installs ...

Getaround helps rent out your car

Sam Zaid and Jessica Scorpio, co-founders of Getaround, run the service in San Francisco, San Diego, Portland and Boston. Photo: Yue Wu, The Chronicle / SF Sam Zaid and Jessica Scorpio, co-founders of Getaround, run the... Sam Zaid and Jessica Scorpio work with a small ...

The Startup That's Keeping An Extra Billion Cars From Hitting The Road Just Raised $13.9 Million

Jessica Scorpio is co-founder of Getaround. Getaround, a car-sharing startup, just announced that it is raising $13.9 million in its first round of funding, which includes the likes of Marissa Mayer, Shervin Pishevar and Eric Schmidt's Innovation Endeavors. Getaround has been around for ...

3 Hot Car-Sharing Services You Have to Try

Co-founder Jessica Scorpio approaches car sharing from a problem-solving perspective. “We’re solving a problem that we call car overpopulation,” she explains. “There are 1 billion cars on the planet and 250 million cars in the U.S. that sit idle 92% of the time.” “Our goal is to make ...

Living The Dream: Menlo Ventures' Shervin Pishevar

Founder Jessica Scorpio says that she originally connected with him five years ago and found his personality “infectious”. To her, she found Pishevar to be very proactive and creative — she says that he’s always coming up with ideas for her company when he’s out traveling the world. ...

Why pundits are wrong to trash the Zipcar deal

“It’s a big day for car sharing and a proof-point for the industry,” said Jessica Scorpio, cofounder of Getaround, on hearing the news. In an interview, Scorpio said it was a “good deal,” primarily because the car-sharing market is still in its infancy. “Zipcar’s value hasn’t been ...

Car-sharing in Portland: Car2Go offers free memberships, Getaround announces 'Getaway' service

He's also part of the reason that Getaround just raised $13.9 million to continue rolling into other markets, said Jessica Scorpio, CEO and co-founder. On Thursday, Getaround also announced Getaway, a new product that allows people to share their with their neighbors when they're not ...

From A Disrupt Win To $13M In Funding, Getaround Tells All

Within 24 hours of winning the competition, Getaround saw an impressive 1,600 new users offering up their cars to rent the service, and we chatted with co-founder, Jessica Scorpio, to see how life on the fast-track has been since Disrupt (the transcript has been edited for brevity and ...

There are just so many reasons to hate the Zipcar/Avis deal

Getaround’s co-founder Jessica Scorpio was quoted in the world’s-most-softball-Q&A today saying this deal was– not surprisingly– great for all ride sharing companies, while playing up the differences between the two models. While they are indeed different, it’s a bit disingenuous for ...

Getaround's Brand New Office Has Sweet Designs, A Lot Of Sun And Puppies

We stopped by to check out their new space and check in with founder Jessica Scorpio...

Is Car Sharing a Better Option Than Ownership?

As Getaround’s CEO Jessica Scorpio—who is in her mid-20s—likes to say, most cars sit idle 92% of the time. That’s one argument for car sharing rather than car ownership; the former is often just a lot more efficient and cost-effective. Among the other forces pushing car-sharing further ...

Getaround’s new iPhone app lets you take a spin in a stranger’s Tesla Model S

Getaround’s cofounder Jessica Scorpio (pictured, left) told VentureBeat that she hopes to “enable a real shift in how people think about car ownership.” On the new app, she added, “We worked hard to improve the speed and reliability of our exisiting app while totally redesigning the look ...

SideCar, Cabulous, Other Car Service Startups Look To Reinvent Taxi Service

Jessica Scorpio, founder and CEO of Getaround, lobbied San Francisco to pass an insurance law to protect users who made their cars available for sharing. In other cities these services must confront everything from sting operation inspections, to taxes on customers and owners and other ...

This 24-Year-Old Founder Wants To Keep A Billion More Cars Off The Road

One of the program's students, Jessica Scorpio, thought if she could get enough people to share their cars with neighbors, she could reach one billion people around the world. For it to work, Scorpio would need more than a business plan. People would have to start thinking ...

Rental businesses let San Francisco drivers share their own ...

Scorpio and her business partner thought up the idea for Getaround as graduate students at Singularity University, a campus based at NASA Ames in Silicon ... Editor's note: This story was changed Aug. 18 to correct the name of Getaround co-founder Jessica Scorpio.

Getaround Sees 12x Growth in 2013, Partners with Assurant Specialty Property to Insure Drivers, Car...

“When we launched our Instant beta this time last year, we had an amazing response and knew right away it was the way to go,” said Jessica Scorpio, the company’s Founder. “Since then, we’ve seen the number of Instant cars increased more than tenfold and we’re continuing to add more every ...

Getaround Partners With the City of San Francisco to Launch On-street Carsharing; Plans to Double Fl...

- Jessica Scorpio, Getaround Founder It is official, Getaround is one of three carsharing services selected by the SFMTA as a partner in the new Carsharing Policy and Pilot Project in San Francisco. In addition, the SFMTA is releasing the on and off-street parking spot selections and the ...

The Daily Startup: Nexsan Deal Marks Imation's Next Step in Reinventing Itself

Jessica Scorpio, co-founder of car-sharing startup Getaround, which is backed by Menlo Ventures, talks to WSJ blog Digits about why the Avis-Zipcar deal is good for the business...

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