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Singapore’s Neuron Mobility raises $18.5M to bring its electric scooters to more international markets

Singapore’s Neuron Mobility raises .5M to bring its electric scooters to more international markets Neuron Mobility, a Singapore-based startup, has closed an $18.5 million new financing round as it looks to scale its e-scooter startup in international markets. The new financing round, dubbed Series A, was funded by GSR Ventures, a venture […]

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Defining micromobility and where it’s going with business and mobility analyst Horace Dediu

Defining micromobility and where it’s going with business and mobility analyst Horace Dediu Micromobility has taken off over the last couple of years. Between electric bike-share and scooter-share, these vehicles have made their way all over the world. Meanwhile, some of these companies, like Bird and Lime, have already hit unicorn status […]

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Lime stops working with freelancers in Paris

Lime stops working with freelancers in Paris Scooter startup Lime is ending the juicer model in Paris. The company has announced that it will stop working with freelancers to recharge scooter batteries at night. Lime is switching to Amazon’s model by partnering with third-party companies. Lime has often been criticized for relying […]

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Lime’s founding CEO steps down as his co-founder takes control

Lime’s founding CEO steps down as his co-founder takes control In an all-hands meeting this afternoon, the scooter and bike-sharing phenom Lime announced co-founder and chief executive officer Toby Sun would transition out of the C-suite to focus on company culture and R&D. Brad Bao, a Lime co-founder and long-time Tencent executive, […]

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Dissecting what Lyft’s IPO means for Uber and the future of mobility

Dissecting what Lyft’s IPO means for Uber and the future of mobility Extra Crunch offers members the opportunity to tune into conference calls led and moderated by the TechCrunch writers you read every day. This week, TechCrunch’s Kirsten Korosec and Kate Clark led a deep-dive discussion into Lyft’s IPO and the outlook […]

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The uncertain future of shared electric scooters

The uncertain future of shared electric scooters Cities all over the world have seen an influx of two-wheeled, electric kick scooters on the road over the last couple of years. Scooters from the likes of Bird, Lime, Spin, Uber’s JUMP, Lyft and others are all trying to own the first and the […]

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Lime hires its first CFO

Lime hires its first CFO Lime is hiring Ted Tobiason, former managing director in tech equity capital markets at Morgan Stanley, to serve as its chief financial officer. This comes following Lime’s behemoth $310 million Series D round earlier this month. Led by Bain Capital Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz, Fidelity Ventures, GV and IVP, the […]

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Lime loses appeal to operate electric scooters in SF

Lime loses appeal to operate electric scooters in SF Lime, similar to its competitors Spin and JUMP, just got word that while its appeal to operate electric scooters in phase one of San Francisco’s pilot program was denied, it may be able to deploy scooters during phase two. This comes following San […]

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Startups Weekly: Spotify gets acquisitive and Instacart screws up

Startups Weekly: Spotify gets acquisitive and Instacart screws up Did anyone else listen to season one of StartUp, Alex Blumberg’s OG Gimlet podcast? I did, and I felt like a proud mom this week reading stories of the major, first-of-its-kind Spotify acquisition of his podcast production company, Gimlet. Spotify also bought Anchor, a […]

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Lime raises $310 million Series D round led by Bain Capital

Lime raises 0 million Series D round led by Bain Capital Lime just announced it has raised a $310 million Series D round. Led by Bain Capital, with participation from Andreessen Horowitz, Fidelity Ventures, GV and IVP, the round values Lime at $2.4 billion. “This new investment demonstrates the fundamental strength of […]

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