bike sharing

Chinese bike-sharing startup Ofo raises $866M in new financing led by Alibaba Group

Beijing-based, bike-sharing startup Ofo has raised $866 million in new financing led by Alibaba Group to fuel its expensive competition with Mobike, which is backed by Tencent, one of Alibaba’s bigg

GoBee Bike throws in the towel in France

Bike-sharing startup GoBee Bike is giving up and shutting down in all French cities where it operates. GoBee Bike operates just like Chinese giants Ofo and Mobike. You open the app, you find a bike on

LimeBike is also getting into the e-scooter game

On the heels of LimeBike’s expansion into e-bikes, as well as competitor Spin’s expansion into Razor-like electric scooters, LimeBike is unveiling its own take on e-scooters. LimeBike is a

Uber is piloting a bike-sharing service with JUMP

Uber is launching a bike-sharing service next week in partnership with JUMP, a startup that recently received the first and only permit to operate dockless bike-sharing in San Francisco. JUMP’s

Didi has a brilliant plan to contain the threat of China’s bike-sharing services

China’s Didi Chuxing unveiled its bike-sharing platform today and, as expected, it looks like a very aggressive move to protect its position. When Didi first announced its plans to offer rides f

Social Bicycles raises $10 million Series A round, rebrands as Jump Bikes

Social Bicycles, now officially known as Jump Bikes, has just closed a $10 million Series A round led by Menlo Ventures with participation from Sinewave Ventures, Esther Dyson and others. “At Me

Jump will be the first stationless, e-bike-sharing service to launch in SF

Social Bicycles, maker of the Jump pedal-assist e-bikes that don't require docking stations, has received a permit from the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency to launch 250 dockless electri

LimeBike unveils pedal assist e-bikes

On the heels of Motivate’s announcement that it’s launching an e-bike pilot program in San Francisco, startup LimeBike is essentially doing the same, but sooner. At CES, LimeBike unveiled

Ford GoBikes are going electric in San Francisco

Motivate, the company behind the San Francisco area's bike-share system, is adding pedal-assist e-bikes to its fleets this April. The one-year pilot will launch with 250 e-bikes in SF, the company ann

Mobike lands investment from Line to grow its bike-sharing service in Japan

Dock-less bike rental company Mobike is teaming up with messaging app firm Line to boost its presence in Japan. Line, which is Japan’s most popular messaging app with 71 million users in the cou

LimeBike, the cycle-sharing startup, expands to Europe as it hits 1M rides in the US

LimeBike, one of the many startups hoping to steal a march in the crowded bike-sharing market, is today taking its first step to scale internationally. The Bay Area-based company — which lets pe

Uber’s Indian rival Ola begins offering a bicycle-sharing service

Ola, the company battling Uber in India, has turned to pedal power after it introduced a bike-sharing service. China’s Didi Chuxing and Grab in Southeast Asia have invested in bike-sharing compa

Co-founder of unicorn InMobi is launching a bike-sharing startup in India

Over in India, there are a handful of startups working to get the country’s billion-person population on bikes. One of them is Yulu, co-founded by Amit Gupta, who formerly co-founded profitable,

Bike-share platform Spin poaches Seattle transit regulator and launches in a dozen new cities

Spin, one of several bike-sharing companies now vying for dominance in a number of U.S. cities, has a new weapon to wield against its competitors: Kyle Rowe, the architect of Seattle's permissive and

LimeBike raises $50M to further its bike-sharing ambitions

LimeBike, one of several companies competing in the rapidly expanding bike-sharing space, has raised a $50 million C round to continue building out the operation. The company is also looking into ways

Transit aggregates bike-share bike locations from multiple services in Seattle and Washington, DC

With multiple bike-share services to choose from, it can be a pain to open up two or three apps just to see which has the bike closest to you. Transit, an app that shows (you guessed it) transit optio

Ofo comes to the US, joining the bike-share fray in Seattle

Seattle seems like an unlikely venue for a duel between bike-sharing companies: it's rainy, hilly, its residents can't drive and another bike-share program recently went belly-up publicly and ignomini

Meet Mobike, a billion-dollar bike-sharing startup from China

Bike-sharing is the year’s hottest tech trend in China. The two biggest startups in the space have pulled in more than $1 billion cumulatively from VCs this year alone, and at valuations that ex

Chinese bike-sharing startup Ofo raises $700M led by Alibaba

Ofo, one of China's two billion-dollar-valued bike-sharing companies, has announced that it raised a $700 million Series E funding round led by e-commerce giant Alibaba, Hony Capital and CITIC Privat

Ford GoBike launches in the Bay Area starting tomorrow

Ford’s GoBike dock-based bike-share program kicks off tomorrow, June 28 in the Bay Area. The program is being run in collaboration with Motivate, a platform operator and service provider for bik
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