Global carsharing group Getaround has completed a $12 million acquisition of Nabobil, expanding the marketplace's presence to the Nordic region.
The rapidly expanding carsharing platform will now operate in seven European countries including Norway, in addition to the markets recently added through the company's acquisition of Drivy — France, Germany, Spain, Austria, Belgium, and the U.K.
Founded in 2015 by Jacob Tveraabak, Karl Munthe-Kaas, Christian Hager, Jenny Sjögren, Theodor Tonum, Thomas Grøndahl and Chris Moen, Nabobil has quickly built a strong user base in Norway with further Nordic expansion underway. Joining Getaround will expedite growth and improve the carsharing user experience in the Nordic region by integrating Getaround's connected car technology.
Getaround pioneered the connected carsharing marketplace six years ago with its Getaround Connect device — patented technology that enables users to locate and unlock cars using their smartphone, making carsharing accessible to more people at any time of day. Unique to Getaround, a dedicated team has engineered and improved Getaround Connect over four product generations to become the leading global carsharing technology in safety, reliability, and security.
Heggernes and the rest of the Nabobil team will join Getaround to continue current operations and oversee expansion in the region.