Exclusive: A Pair of Uber Executives Are Leaving to Join Electric Scooter Startup Bird

Dennis Cinelli and Yibo Ling are shedding four wheels for two. The scooter talent wars are heating up. Two high-level Uber employees have left the tech giant to join electric scooter startup Bird. Dennis Cinelli, who .....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneOct 11th, 2018

An ex-Uber employee is raising $150 million to fill the streets of San Francisco with scooters that people can rent and toss anywhere — here"s how they work

Bird app screenshot and Kaylee Fagan/Business Insider Electric scooter startup Bird is riding high these days. On Tuesday, Bloomberg reported that Bird is raising $150 m.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderMay 29th, 2018

Electric Scooter Startup Bird Just Raised Monster Funding and Is About to Join the $1B Unicorn Club

As the hype builds, so does the capital. Bird, the Santa Monica-based electric scooter company, is raising $150 million in a round led by Sequoia Capital .....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneMay 30th, 2018

San Francisco Denies Scooter Permits for Bird, Lime, Uber and Lyft

The nation’s tech capital dealt a blow to the largest shared-scooter companies on Thursday, awarding two smaller startups exclusive rights to rent the electric-powered vehicles for a year in a decision that could change the course of the nascent market......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjAug 30th, 2018

Uber drops out as Minneapolis shared-scooter program suffers slow start to season

Lengthy contract negotiations mean fewer than half of the 2,000 shared electric scooters permitted for Minneapolis streets in 2019 have rolled out so far, and one of four operators selected to join the program has dropped out. San Francisco-based U.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 4th, 2019

Here Are the Big Players in the Great Scooter Startup War

Bird, LimeBike, Spin, and Lyft are all competing for a slice of the scooter market. Electric scooters are exploding in popularity. So much so that "Bird hunting" is now a thing (we don’t mean actually hunting.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneMay 22nd, 2018

Electric scooter startup Bird reportedly raises $150 million, making it the first $1 billion scooter startup

Bird Electric scooter startup Bird could be the newest unicorn startup.  The company is raising $150 million led by Sequoia Capital, which values the startup a.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderMay 29th, 2018

A startup in the West Coast scooter sharing craze is already worth $1 billion — here"s what it"s like to ride a Bird scooter

Bird app screenshot and Kaylee Fagan/Business Insider Electric scooter startup Bird is riding high these days. On Tuesday, Bloomberg reported that Bird is raising $150 m.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderMay 30th, 2018

Sequoia helps scooter startup fly to a unicorn valuation

The electric scooter rental business may have its first unicorn. Bloomberg cited unnamed sources who said that Sequoia Capital is leading a $150 million round for Bird Rides Inc. at a valuation of $1 billion. The year-old Santa Monica company is ra.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 30th, 2018

L.A. scooter startup Bird winging to Europe

It looks like Bird is expanding to Europe. The Silicon Beach shareable electric scooter startup has posted a job listing for a general manager across the pond to “raise the opportunities and concerns of the market and set the priorities that will.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 5th, 2018

Scooter Firm Bird to Hit $2bn Value with Huge Funding Round

Electric scooter startup Bird is on the verge of a $2 billion valuation, as it prepares to close a $300m funding round. The Venice, CA-headquartered.....»»

Category: topSource: redherringJun 13th, 2018

Bird Series C lands at $300 million

Bird has added $300 million to its nest. The Silicon Beach scooter startup has closed its Series C led by Sequoia Capital. With the new funding, Sequoia Partner Roelof Botha will join Bird’s board of directors. Botha is currently a director of .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 28th, 2018

Bird CEO Explains Why His Scooter Startup Needed $300 Million

Bird founder Travis VanderZanden is ready to explain how he plans to spend all that money. As word spread that an electric scooter rental company called Bird Rides Inc. was amassing .....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneJun 28th, 2018

Term Sheet — Friday, June 29

On deals and dealmakers. FLYGood morning, Term Sheet readers. Electric scooter startup Bird offici.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneJun 29th, 2018

A Venture Capitalist Explains Why Investing In Scooter Startup Bird Was a Good Decision

He participated in Bird's $300 million round. Electric scooter startup Bird officially raised a total of $300 mill.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneJun 29th, 2018

Chicago startup thinks it can fix the problem cities have with electric scooter "wheelmageddon"

Dockless electric scooters are one of the hottest industries in tech today. One such company, Bird, has raised more than $400 million and is valued at $2 billion—even though it was founded just last year. Lime, a competitor, has also raised over $40.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 5th, 2018

Electric scooter company Bird now valued at $2 billion

Scooter rental startup Bird Rides is now valued at $2 billion after a recent $300 million funding round, according to a source close to the matter......»»

Category: topSource: cnnJul 9th, 2018

Why Uber"s Partnership with Lime Matters

Uber and San Francisco-based electric scooter startup Lime announced a new strategic partnership on Monday that will also include a "sizable .....»»

Category: dealsSource: nytJul 9th, 2018

Bird, Lime pull scooters from Santa Monica for a day after losing out to Uber, Lyft

Santa Monicans who planned to ride a Bird or Lime scooter on Tuesday will be out of luck. The shared electric vehicle companies have declared “A Day Without a Scooter” to rally public support for their brands. Bird and Lime scooters will be un.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsAug 14th, 2018

Uber and Lyft have won a key battleground in the electric scooter wars — and it"s a huge blow to the $2 billion startup that created the scooter phenomenon

Lucy Nicholson/Reuters In an effort to curb the onslaught of electric scooters, Santa Monica, California, is moving to limit the number of companies that can operate dockless vehicles there. An internal.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderAug 15th, 2018

Lyft launches a scooter service. Uber is close behind

Lyft launched a fleet of electric scooters in Denver on Thursday, stepping squarely into the rapidly growing scooter-sharing market so far dominated by the likes of Bird and Lime......»»

Category: topSource: cnnSep 6th, 2018