Akron-based RVshare, a peer-to-peer recreational vehicle rental business, has secured $50 million in funding from a Texas investment firm. Tritium Partners in Austin has agreed to provide funding to RVshare, which was founded in 2013 and calls itself the world’s largest RV rental marketplace with about 60,000 RV owners.

The Akron firm said in a news release it plans to immediately use $20 million “to accelerate its already rapid growth, focusing on enhancements in user experience, marketing and hiring more top-tier talent.”

“A $50 million investment from Tritium is an incredible validation of RVshare and its already multimillion dollar marketplace business that is poised to disrupt an entire industry,” Jon Gray, RVshare’s recently hired chief executive officer, said in a news release. “We will reshape the way people think about RVs, turning them into a second source of income for RV owners and broadening the uses for renters from classic family vacations to weekend warriors and overflow accommodations to tailgating.”

Gray previously was a senior executive and the third employee of HomeAway, a Tritium vacation rental investment.

Tritium’s managing partners Phil Siegel and David Lack said they believe RVshare will redefine a category, similar to how HomeAway did for vacation rentals. Expedia ended up buying HomeAway for $3.9 billion.

“HomeAway ... took vacation home rentals from a fringe category to a celebrated mainstay of global travel,” Siegel said. ... We see RVshare doing the same for RV rentals.”