Mar Alarcón Batlle
Consumer Services

Mar Alarcón Batlle

Founder & CEO of SocialCar
Barcelona, Spain
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Easily one of Spain’s foremost entrepreneurs, Mar has her creative fingers in many pies. She’s a published author, renewable energy entrepreneur, tax-specialist, language genius, and passionately active in local public affairs (check out what 19N Strategies is doing in Barcelona!).

But the venture this mother of three is most famous for is Social Car, the world’s first peer-to-peer car-sharing company. Social Car could have been just another ordinary car-share scheme in just another ordinary city, but Mar’s enduring belief that a business can be profitable and contribute socially – and her gut feeling that a peer-to-peer model would deliver on her notions of sustainability –  turned it into a company whose impact makes everyone everywhere reach for the phrase ‘paradigm shift’.


The mobile tech solutions developed have transformed the car rental sector, while the affordability of the product has energised the peer-to-peer sector. Even those boring suits in the insurance sector weren’t spared – they had to come up with a new a product and amazing tech to cope with Mar’s vision. And all of this is nothing compared to the impact futurologists reckon companies like Social Car will be making in all our cities as we enter the Mobility as a Service era.

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Journey’s End? Car Rental Companies Fight For Survival
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Irish Times - May 11, 2020
Journey’s End? Car Rental Companies Fight For Survival

Every May, as the mercury rises and thousands of tourists descend on Barcelona, car-sharing app SocialCar is typically bombarded with a flood of requests.

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