HUFFINGTON POST
08/03/2012 04:48 pm ET Updated Oct 03, 2012

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.

"Our investors want to disrupt transportation as much as we do," said company co-founder Jessica Scorpio (pictured above). "There are way too many cars on the planet."

Scorpio told me she was first approached by Mayer, who invests in about five or six companies a year, at TechCrunch Disrupt, where the company launched last year. This is Mayer's first investment since joining Yahoo as CEO and follows recent investments in Airtime and Square.

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