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SkyBus' Former CEO is Back in Business...Running Rental Cars

March 30, 2012 at 10:08 AM | by | ()

We’re all about awesome rental cars, so we’re especially intrigued about a new rental car company that’s poised to hit the scene sooner rather than later. Of course we’re excited to see what kind of awesome wheels will be available to the masses, but we’re also kind of pumped to hear about the company’s management team. Usually we couldn’t care less, but this time is different as the former CEO of SkyBus is apparently behind the new venture.

SilverCar is an Austin—of course—based start-up rental car company, and according to government paperwork they’ve already raised around $3 million bucks towards their hopes and dreams. The website for the new idea is still lacking, but it does look like they’re describing the endeavor as “a technology company that will make renting a luxury car as simple as pushing a button on your phone.” We love luxury cars and pushing buttons on our phones, so we’re pretty much sold.

As for the SkyBus link, it looks like the old head honcho at the fantastically flawed former airline—Bill Diffenderffer—is now the big cheese at SilverCar. We’re not sure if that’s a good thing or a bad thing, but if you want to get in on the ground floor there are a few job openings. Automotive System Engineers and Product Managers can head right here and begin to dream of fancy dinners featuring venture capitalists.

We’ll keep an eye on SilverCar and let you know, because now we’re really curious to see what happens.

[Photo of "The Diff" : AAAE]

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