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Coup shuts down its electric moped scooter service

Coup shuts down its electric moped scooter service Coup, an electric moped scooter-sharing service that operates in Berlin, Paris and Berlin, has announced in an email that it is going to shut down in all three cities. On Twitter, the company says that operating the service is “economically unsustainable” in the long […]

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Growth is out, profitability is in

Growth is out, profitability is in Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week Kate and Alex held the reins as a duo (check out our chat with Greylock’s Sarah Guo from last week here) to dig into an enormous raft […]

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Electric moped startup Revel could expand to Texas next

Electric moped startup Revel could expand to Texas next Revel, the New York-based shared electric moped startup, appears to be preparing to expand into Texas, according to job listings first spotted and reported by Thinknum Alternative Data. The expansion into Texas would be Revel’s fourth market and its first west of the […]

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Electric moped startup Revel raises $27.6 million as it eyes new markets

Electric moped startup Revel raises .6 million as it eyes new markets In less than two years, Revel has gone from an idea to a shared electric vehicle startup with more than 1,400 mopeds across Washington D.C., and Brooklyn and Queens, New York. Now, it’s ready to grow up — and beyond […]

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Audi’s new scooter might actually solve a major problem with scooters

Audi’s new scooter might actually solve a major problem with scooters Electric scooters are inundating cities, and for good reason. They’re relatively easy to use, accessible, cheap and even a fun means of traveling short distances. And yet, scooters aren’t infallible. For one, it’s nearly impossible to use hand signals, a problem […]

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Ford-owned Spin is bringing a tougher electric scooter to dozens of cities

Ford-owned Spin is bringing a tougher electric scooter to dozens of cities Spin, the electric scooter company acquired by a Ford subsidiary for around $100 million, is launching a new electric scooter with a sturdier frame, improved braking system, bigger tires and longer-range battery. In short, this third-generation product is built to […]

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Bird plans to hire 1,000 people in Paris

Bird plans to hire 1,000 people in Paris Scooter startup Bird is betting on the French market in a significant way. The company plans to open up its biggest European office in Paris. Eventually, Bird wants to hire 1,000 people by mid-2021, which is a meaningful number for a company that has […]

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Dott raises $34 million to build a sustainable scooter startup

Dott raises million to build a sustainable scooter startup European micro-mobility startup Dott is about to raise a $34 million Series A round (€30 million). Compared to many scooter companies out there, the startup is taking a careful approach when it comes to growth in order to build a good reputation and […]

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Paris clamps down on scooter startups

Paris clamps down on scooter startups The City of Paris has had enough. There are currently 12 (yes, twelve) scooter startups in Paris. As reported by Le Monde, Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo announced in a press conference a series of restrictions to regulate the space. First, there are just too many […]

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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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