• Bird looks to bring scooters to Europe

    6 monthes ago - By Tech Crunch

    Scooter startup Bird, which is headquartered in Venice, Calif., is looking to expand into Europe, according to a new job posting. The job is for a general manager based in Europe to lead up market management and “raise the opportunities and concerns of the market and set the priorities that will grow Bird in your home country,” the listing states.
    Responsibilities include “the successful launch of Bird in your home country in Europe” and expanding Bird by “launching new cities within the region.” Another new job listing seeks an executive assistant based in Amsterdam. TechCrunch has also...
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  • Scooter startup Lime is reportedly raising $250M led by Uber investor GV

    6 monthes ago - By Tech Crunch

    It's scooters all the way down this morning, with Lime also reportedly raising $250 million in a funding this morning after a new Delaware filing this morning indicated that competitor Bird authorized the sale of up to $200 million in shares .
    GV is leading this round, according to the report by Axios , as the massive land grab for a stake in the scooter wars continues to heat up - whether that's funding or actual scooters piling up on the sidewalk. Both companies have faced pushback from some city regulators (probably on the basis of tripping over them and falling on your face), but it...
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  • Scooter startup Bird has authorized sale of $200M in shares in latest funding round

    6 monthes ago - By Tech Crunch

    Bird, the scooter startup whose scooters you might have seen fallen over on the sidewalk in a major metro area, has authorized a new $200 million round of funding that could value the startup at around $1 billion post-money, according to a certificate of incorporation filed in Delaware.
    The latest Bird round has been pretty widely reported, suggesting that the company is raising $150 million at a $1 billion valuation. That, too, comes amid a big effort by competitor Lime to raise a big funding round. These documents indicate that the company has authorized the sale of those shares, though...
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