Bird board backs new scooter boss
Micromobility company Bird is boosting its president, Shane Torchiana, to CEO status in a “long-planned” shakeup that sees founding chief executive Travis VanderZanden further stripped of
Bird CEO Travis VanderZanden steps down as president
Shared micromobility company Bird’s board of directors has appointed Shane Torchiana as president of the company, replacing the company’s CEO and founder Travis VanderZanden. The new roles
New York City could have an e-scooter pilot program by March
New York City is on the verge of approving a shared electric scooter pilot program, opening up a potentially lucrative market and new micromobility battleground in the United States. The New York City
Former Lime exec launches Cabana, a company that merges #vanlife and hotels
Is it glamping on wheels? Hotel #vanlife? It’s Cabana, a new startup from a former Lime executive that’s bringing tricked-out vans with all the amenities of a Holiday Inn hotel room to cit
The Station: Bird and Lime layoffs, pivots in a COVID-19 era and a $2.2 trillion deal
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Bird is testing Bird Pay, which lets users purchase items from local businesses using its main app
Another on-demand transport app is making a move into payments to expand the existing relationship with its customers (and subsequent margins that it makes from serving them). Bird today announced th
Bird CEO Travis VanderZanden to talk scooters, unit economics and a multi-billion-dollar valuation at Disrupt SF
Travis VanderZanden is perhaps one of the best known electric scooter startup founders in the business. Although his business, Bird, competes with the likes of Uber and Lyft these days, VanderZanden h
Bird investor Upfront Ventures eyes $250M growth fund
The LA-based VC closed on $400 million for its latest early-stage fund in 2017.
Toronto Raptors founder brings Bird scooters to Canada as a platform partner
Bird’s somewhat weird but also very clever global expansion model is to let others handle it, and one of those others is bringing their service online this month. Bird Canada, which is a wholly
Waymo unleashes laser bear, Bird spreads its wings, Lyft tightens its belt
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Bird launches platform to let entrepreneurs manage their own fleet of scooters
Bird is launching its new program, Bird Platform, in New Zealand, Canada and Latin America in the coming weeks. First up is New Zealand, where Bird has partnered with a local entrepreneur to manage a
Bird CEO on scooter startup copycats, unit economics, safety and seasonality
The electric scooter CEO shed light on the issues plaguing the micromobility industry and what's next for the high-flying startup.
For a small fee, entrepreneurs can now manage their own fleet of Bird e-scooters
Bird wants to help you start your own electric scooter business.
You can ride Bird’s e-scooters in London starting today — but only in Olympic Park
Due to ancient British legislation, Bird's scooters will only be available in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
Bird expands to San Francisco, San Jose and Washington
The smash dockless scooter rental startup, Bird, is expanding beyond its Southern California nest with a new rollout in San Francisco, San Jose, Calif. and Washington, DC, the company said today. And
Bird is raising $100 million to become the Uber of electric scooters
“It feels like investing in Uber when it first launched.” That’s what one investor said of the hot new Santa Monica, Calif.-based startup, Bird — an electric scooter company th
This former Uber (and Lyft) exec just raised $15 million for his controversial e-scooter startup: Bird
Travis VanderZanden. If you’ve been following the fast-changing transportation industry, it’s a name that may sound familiar. Until September 2016, VanderZanden was VP of growth at Uber an
Lyft Hires Amazon VP Rex Tibbens As Its New COO
<a target="_blank" href="http://www.lyft.com">Lyft</a> has a new chief operating officer — Rex Tibbens, previously the vice president of Amazon Logistics North America. In <a target="_blank" href
Former Lyft Exec Denies Taking Confidential Data With Him To Uber
Uber executive Travis VanderZanden says allegations that he stole confidential documents from former employer Lyft are “ridiculous.” In a series of tweets posted this morning, the ex-COO of Lyft d
Lyft Accuses Former COO Of Stealing Confidential Documents Before Joining Uber
On-demand rides startup Lyft is taking its former COO Travis VanderZanden to court for breach of his confidentiality agreement and fiduciary duty weeks after the executive joined arch-rival Uber.