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

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

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

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

Lime Is Facing An Issue With Its Electric Scooters – Again

Over the last few months, electric scooter company Lime has been in the news repeatedly – but usually for the wrong reasons. Uber-backed startup Lime has been in a fierce battle for dominance in the electric bike-sharing market. Lyft (the U.S. read more.....»»

Category: blogSource: benzingaJan 14th, 2019

Vertex CFO jumps to Atlas-backed startup Generation Bio

One of Vertex Pharmaceuticals' top executives is leaving the company after just a year to join Generation Bio, an Atlas Venture-backed biotech startup focused on gene therapies. Boston-based Vertex (Nasdaq: VRTX) announced Monday that its chief financi.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsDec 17th, 2018

Ford buys electric scooter startup Spin, joining competitors Bird and Lime

Ford joins the electric scooter market with the acquisition of Spin for more than $40 million, joining the competition aga.....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayNov 8th, 2018

Ford buying San Francisco-area e-scooter startup Spin

Ford Motor Co said Thursday it will join the mushrooming micro-mobility movement with the acquisition of 2-year-old Spin, an electric scooter rental firm based in San Francisco......»»

Category: topSource: reutersNov 8th, 2018

Electric scooter hire is coming to the UK under a deal struck by $2 billion startup Bird

Bird Bird, the $2 billion electric scooter company, is launching in the UK on a singl.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderNov 6th, 2018

Exclusive: Lime hires two high-profile Uber execs to muscle into car-sharing

Lime snapped up two high-profile Uber executives as it moves to add electric shared vehicles to its offerings: Wayne Ting, former Uber chief of staff, and David Richter, former Uber vice president and global head of business and corporate developm.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsOct 29th, 2018

Electric scooter company Bird registers to do business in Hawaii

Hawaii may see another flock of electric scooters hit the streets, this time from California-based startup Bird Rides Inc. The Santa Monica-based company, which first debuted its dock-free scooters two years ago, registered for a Hawaii business lice.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsOct 16th, 2018

Scooter company Bird enters Latin America with launch in Mexico City

California startup Bird said on Friday it has launched its electric scooters in Mexico City, in a key global expansion, as the company seeks to shake up urban transportation......»»

Category: topSource: reutersOct 5th, 2018

Bird unveils new custom-designed scooter plus plans for delivery service

In a couple of moves that aim to improve the reliability of and access to its shared electric scooters, Bird has introduced a new custom-designed vehicle and announced plans for a delivery service for all-day riders. The Silicon Beach startup has d.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsOct 4th, 2018

Scooter unicorn Bird is now in Brussels as it speeds up its international expansion

Bird US electric scooter startup Bird has just launched in Brussels. The company is quickly expanding across Europe in .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderSep 18th, 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

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

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

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

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

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

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