SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- RelayRides (http://www.RelayRides.com), the world's first neighbor-to-neighbor carsharing service, today announced that it has been chosen by AlwaysOn as one of the GoingGreen Global 200 winners. Inclusion in the GoingGreen Global 200 signifies leadership among its peers and game-changing approaches and technologies that are likely to disrupt existing markets and entrenched players. RelayRides was specially selected by the AlwaysOn editorial team and industry experts spanning the globe based on a set of five criteria: innovation, market potential, commercialization, stakeholder value and media buzz.
RelayRides and the GoingGreen Global 200 companies will be honored at AlwaysOn's GoingGreen Silicon Valley event on September 27, 2011, at San Francisco City Hall in San Francisco, Calif.
This two-and-a-half-day executive event features CEO presentations and high-level debates on the most promising emerging green technologies and new entrepreneurial opportunities
"Picking this year's GoingGoing Global 200 was a very competitive process, as literally dozens of great greentech companies are emerging out of the pack, raising big money, and gaining significant market traction," says Tony Perkins, founder and editor of AlwaysOn. "This year's winners clearly represent some of the highest-growth opportunities we've seen in the private company marketplace and underscore that many of the greentech sectors VCs have been betting on are booming."
The GoingGreen Global 200 winners were selected from among thousands of domestic and international greentech technology companies nominated by investors, bankers, journalists, and greentech industry insiders. The AlwaysOn editorial team conducted a rigorous three-month selection process to finalize the 2011 list.
RelayRides connects car owners with those in need of an auto through a user-friendly platform. Those who loan their autos make money as they provide neighbors with convenient, affordable access to a car. Unlike other carsharing operations, RelayRides takes the eco-friendly route by leveraging existing, often idle autos rather than putting fleets of new cars on the road. A recent study by the University of California underscored how carsharing helps the environment while leading to an increase in walking, biking and public transit usage – and a decrease in driving – among carsharing practitioners.
A full list of all the GoingGreen Global 200 winners can be found on the AlwaysOn website at:http://www.aonetwork.com/AOStory/Announcing-2011-GoingGreen-Global-200-Top-Private-Companies
“It’s a great honor to be chosen as a GoingGreen Global 200 winner,” said RelayRides founder and Chief Community Officer Shelby Clark. “The University of California Transportation Center found that carsharing cuts down on overall vehicle ownership, helps decrease the number of cars on the road and translates into more drivers leading car-free lifestyles. If that means a reduction in tailpipe emissions, RelayRides is happy to be part of the solution.”
To learn more and enroll, visit http://www.RelayRides.com.
AlwaysOn is the leading business media brand networking the Global Silicon Valley. AlwaysOn helped ignite the social media revolution in early 2003 when it launched the AlwaysOn network. In 2004, it became the first media brand to socially network its online readers and event attendees. AlwaysOn's preeminent executive event series includes the Silicon Valley Innovation Summit, OnMedia, OnHollywood, Venture Summit Mid-Atlantic, OnDemand, Venture Summit Silicon Valley, OnMobile, and GoingGreen Silicon Valley. The AlwaysOn network and live event series continue to lead the industry by empowering its readers, event participants, sponsors, and advertisers like no other media brand.
RelayRides is the world's first neighbor-to-neighbor carsharing service. RelayRides enables car owners to make money while providing those in need of a car with affordable access to one. The company backs its service with a $1M insurance policy and features proprietary, best-in-class technology for a convenient, secure and smooth exchange. RelayRides is a venture-funded company backed by Google Ventures, August Capital, Shasta Ventures and Lisa Gansky.
More information about RelayRides and its service is available at: http://www.RelayRides.com.
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