Turo, formerly known as RelayRides, is a peer-to-peer car sharing marketplace where you can book any car you want, wherever you want it, from a vibrant community of local hosts across the US, Canada, the UK, and Germany.
Turo allows private car owners to rent out their vehicles via an online and mobile interface. Guests choose from a totally unique selection of nearby cars, while hosts earn extra money to offset the costs of car ownership.
Turo was founded in 2009 by Shelby Clark. The company was formerly know as RelayRides and changed its name to Turo in Nov 2015. Turo is based in Cambridge, MA, with its headquartered in San Francisco and has offices in AZ, London, Toronto & Berlin.
Turo does not own or maintain any cars, unlike traditional car-rental services. The company offers a platform by which car owners can rent their cars. Turo claims its platform reduces rental costs compared to traditional car rental services.
Turo is a safe, supportive community over 10 million strong with more than 350,000 vehicles listed and over 850 unique makes and models available.
Turo’s insurance partners are Liberty Mutual in the US, Intact in Canada, and Allianz in Europe.
Turo is backed by top-tier investors, including Kleiner Perkins, IAC, Canaan Partners, August Capital, GV, Shasta Ventures, Sumitomo Corporation, SK Holdings, and Daimler AG. The company raised $250M in it's latest funding of a "Series E" round on Jul 17, 2019. This brings Turo's total funding to $437.4M. Turo was valued at over $1B during it's latest fundraising event.