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The scooter battle for New York City is on

The scooter battle for New York City is on New York City, one of the most coveted shared micromobility markets in the industry, has released its request for interest in its electric scooter pilot, officially kicking off what promises to be a competitive battle among companies vying for a chance to operate […]

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E-bike subscription service Dance closes $17.7M Series A, led by HV Holtzbrinck Ventures

E-bike subscription service Dance closes .7M Series A, led by HV Holtzbrinck Ventures Three months on since the former founders of SoundCloud launched their e-bike subscription service, Dance they are today announcing the close of a $17.7 million (€15 million) Series A funding round led by one of the larger European VCs, […]

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Bringing micromobility to Africa

Bringing micromobility to Africa When you look at maps of micromobility across the world, it appears there’s not a ton of activity throughout Africa. Well, that’s because there’s not, Gura Ride founder and CEO Tony Adesina said at TC Sessions: Mobility. In Africa, there are “very few” micromobility operators, Adesina said. “Almost […]

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Transportation VCs suggest frayed US-China ties will impact mobility markets

Transportation VCs suggest frayed US-China ties will impact mobility markets On Tuesday, during TechCrunch’s annual Mobility event, we had the opportunity to interview three investors who spend much of their time focused narrowly on shifts in the transportation industry and we talked with the three — Amy Gu of Hemi Ventures, Reilly […]

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Lime and Scoot veterans have built Ridepanda, a one-stop micromobility marketplace

Lime and Scoot veterans have built Ridepanda, a one-stop micromobility marketplace Chinmay Malaviya and Charlie Depman found themselves at the center of the shared micromobility industry just as it took off, working for companies like Bird, Lime and Scoot. They experienced a rollercoaster ride of venture funding and skyrocketing demand, product pitfalls […]

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HumanForest suspends London e-bike sharing service, cuts jobs after customer accident

HumanForest suspends London e-bike sharing service, cuts jobs after customer accident UK-based startup HumanForest has suspended its nascent ‘free’ e-bike service in London this week, after experiencing “mechanical” issues and after a user had an accident on one of its bikes, TechCrunch has learned. The suspension has also seen the company make […]

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Explore the global markets of micromobility at TC Sessions: Mobility

Explore the global markets of micromobility at TC Sessions: Mobility While electric scooters first launched at scale in the U.S., they quickly made their way overseas. Now, there’s a bustling electric scooter market in Europe, China, Latin America and one that’s growing in parts of Africa. At TC Sessions: Mobility on October […]

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After lockdowns lead to an e-bike boom, VanMoof raises $40M Series B to expand globally

After lockdowns lead to an e-bike boom, VanMoof raises M Series B to expand globally E-bike startup VanMoof, has raised a $40 million investment from Norwest Venture Partners, Felix Capital and Balderton Capital. The Series B financing comes after a $13.5 million investment in May. The funding brings VanMoof’s total raised to […]

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HumanForest gets $2.3M from Cabify founders and others to grow a ‘free’ e-bike sharing service

HumanForest gets .3M from Cabify founders and others to grow a ‘free’ e-bike sharing service HumanForest, a dockless, shared and ad-supported e-bike service which began trialling a service in London this June, has taken in its first tranche of external funding. The £1.8 million (~$2.3M) investment comes from backers in the mobility […]

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Explore micromobility’s next opportunities at TC Sessions: Mobility

Explore micromobility’s next opportunities at TC Sessions: Mobility Micromobility, like many other industries, has faced a lot of uncertainty this year. Many shared electric scooter operators paused their services in the earlier days of the COVID-19 pandemic, but resumed operations after putting some safety measures into place. Meanwhile, some industry analysts have […]

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