Micromobility startup Helbiz to go public via a SPAC, and will expand into ghost kitchens

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” The transaction includes $30 million PIPE anchored by institutional investors and approximately $80 million in net proceeds will be fed into Helbiz’s micromobility and advertising businesses, which have 2.7

5 key innovations taking e-scooters to a half-billion rides in 2021

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Up until this point, the micromobility industry consisted almost entirely of docked and dockless bike sharing systems that were averaging approximately 35 million trips across the United States every year — more than half of them in New York City alone. Travis VanderZanden. Contributor.

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Startup founded by ‘Survivor’ champ debuts airless bike tires based on NASA rover tech

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Already, SMART has a partnership in place with Ford-owned Spin, the bike and scooter-sharing company focused on novel micromobility models. Aerospace GreenTech Startups TC Transportation chemistry engineer Ford micromobility NASA SMART Tire Company tire tires wefunder

Grab a group discount and take your team to TC Sessions: Mobility 2021

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TC Sessions: Mobility 2021 will feature an incredible lineup of speakers, presentations, fireside chats and breakouts all focused on the current and future state of mobility — like EVs, micromobility and smart cities for starters — and the investment trends that influence them all.

Remote-controlled delivery carts are now working for the local Los Angeles grocer

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Tortoise started by equipping electric scooters with cameras, electronics and firmware that allow teleoperators in distant locales to drive the micromobility devices to a rider or deliver it back to its proper parking spot.

Bolt raises $182M to expand its on-demand transportation network in Europe and Africa

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Europe Food Funding Recent Funding Startups TC Transportation Bolt D1 Capital Partners micromobility on-demand

Revel pulls electric mopeds after failing to make a dent in Austin’s car culture

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The startup’s CEO and co-founder Frank Reig didn’t place the entire blame on the COVID-19 pandemic, which has caused ridership to fall across shared micromobility services as well as public transit, for the company’s decision. Automotive Startups Transportation electric mopeds micromobility Revel TransitShared electric moped startup Revel said Friday that it will shut down its service in Austin later this month.

As e-bikes boom, FuroSystems raises its first venture funding round ahead of a new model launch

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Europe Recent Funding Startups TC Transportation ClearlySo e-bikes electric bikes FuroSystems micromobility TSP VenturesWith COVID-19 making commuters switch to bikes, and cities wanting cleaner air, the e-bike revolution is only just getting started.

E-bike subscription service Dance closes $17.7M Series A, led by HV Holtzbrinck Ventures

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Europe Recent Funding Startups TC Transportation Alexander Ljung Apple bicycles dance e-bike e-bikes electric bicycle european union gps hv holtzbrinck ventures micromobility soundcloud United Kingdom United States VanMoof

Unagi expands e-scooter subscriptions with $10.5M in new funding

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Recent Funding Startups Transportation electric scooters escooters hardware-as-a-service micromobility unagiUnagi, the startup behind the portable, design-centric electric scooters, is launching its subscription service to six more U.S. cities in an expansion fueled by $10.5

Uber sells air taxi business Elevate to Joby Aviation, shedding its last moonshot

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” One year ago, Uber’s business model could be categorized as an “all of the above approach,” a strategy to generate revenue from all forms of transportation, including ride-hailing, micromobility, logistics and package and food delivery.

Bolt unveils its fourth-generation scooter

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How four European cities are embracing micromobility to drive out cars. Bolt is better known for its ride-hailing service. But the company also operates an electric scooter service in 45 cities across Europe. Designed by the company’s in-house hardware team, the new model focuses on safety.

Populus AI plots expansion with $5M in new funding

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Populus has contracts with more than 80 cities, including Oakland, San Diego and Tel Aviv, and works with more than 25 micromobility operators. Why micromobility may emerge from the pandemic stronger than before.

UrbanTech News Roundup

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Micromobility scooter docking startup Charge is betting that a boom in e-scooters and electric bikes will increase the need for charging stations around cities. Our UrbanTech News Roundup is one of the features in our bi-weekly newsletter. On Cities The crowded field of building certification companies like LEED, WiredScore, Delos, and Fitwel are prompting building owners to wonder which are necessary and which are just marketing gimmicks, according to the NYT.

[Superpedestrian in Hartford Business Journal] Scooter-sharing service to expand to Hartford

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In a statement on its website, transportation technology firm Superpedestrian announced the expansion of its Link initiative — designed to promote what it calls “micromobility”— to Connecticut’s Capital City by April. An electric scooter sharing program is coming to Hartford.

PANDEMIC VENTURE INVESTMENT SERIES EPISODE 2: MOBILITY

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But now, cities are really promoting more options for mobility, specifically micromobility, because micromobility is preferable when you are in the open-air environment, and you don’t face the public health challenges of public transport with people being close to each other.”.

Uber spins out delivery robot startup as Serve Robotics

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Two years ago, Uber had enterprises across the transportation landscape, from ride-hailing and micromobility to logistics, public transit, food delivery and futuristic bets like autonomous vehicles and air taxis.

Highlights from Berkeley SkyDeck’s virtual demo day

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Notable alumni include micromobility unicorn, Lime, and delivery robotics firm, Kiwi. With 17 startups participating, Berkeley SkyDeck’s Demo Day isn’t the largest cohort we’ve seen by any stretch.

Investors feed the meter for curb management startup Automotus

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New investors include Ben Bear, Derrick Ko, and Zaizhuang Cheng of micromobility company Spin.

MaaS transit: The business of mobility as a service

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That app also included micromobility and ride-hailing information, allowing customers to not just look up bus schedules, but see how they might get to and from stops — or ignore the bus altogether. In 2019, St. Louis Metro Transit was struggling to keep customers.

Uber sells self-driving unit Uber ATG in deal that will push Aurora’s valuation to $10B

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In the past year, Uber has dumped shared micromobility unit Jump, sold a stake in its growing but still unprofitable logistics arm, Uber Freight and acquired Postmates.

[Superpedestrian in The Verge] Superpedestrian is launching a shared e-scooter service called Link

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Boston-based micromobility startup Superpedestrian is launching a shared electric scooter-sharing service called Link, which is built around the super durable and smart e-scooters the company announced in late 2018.

Video: TechCrunch editors choose their top stories of 2020

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To get there, Uber offload its micromobility unit Jump , its self driving subsidiary Uber ATG and air taxi moonshot Uber Elevate. As the year draws to a close, we asked members of our edit staff to choose a story or two that defined the last 12 months for their beat.

The Station: Uber’s new battles in the UK, Lucid Motors’ second life plans and Cruise acquires Voyage

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Next week, Extra Crunch will feature stories on the state of holographic tech in vehicles, the second-life battery marketplace and software plays in the micromobility industry. Superpedestrian might not be a household name, but it is an up-and-coming player in the micromobility world.

Dott to expand beyond e-scooters with bike-sharing service

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How four European cities are embracing micromobility to drive out cars. Dott is better known for its electric scooter service that is available in a few cities across Europe.

[Superpedestrian in VentureBeat] Superpedestrian raises $20 million for durable electric scooters

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of the 84 million micromobility trips taken in 2018, according to a survey published by the National Association of City Transportation. Electric scooters accounted for 45.8% Read more here. The post [Superpedestrian in VentureBeat] Superpedestrian raises $20 million for durable electric scooters appeared first on OurCrowd. News Center mobility portfolio news Superpedestrian

Video: TechCrunch editors share their top stories of 2020

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To get there, Uber offloaded its micromobility unit Jump , its self-driving subsidiary Uber ATG and air taxi moonshot Uber Elevate. As the year draws to a close, a few members of our edit staff shared stories that defined the last 12 months for their beat.

[Superpedestrian in Auto Futures] American Scooter Service LINK Gets Backing from the Department of Transport, Rolls out in UK

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Micromobility manufacturer LINK has received approval from the Department for Transport for its e-scooter technology, and plans an immediate expansion to the UK after successful launches in several US cities.

Video: TechCrunch editors choose their top stories of 2020

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To get there, Uber offloaded its micromobility unit Jump , its self-driving subsidiary Uber ATG and air taxi moonshot Uber Elevate. As the year draws to a close, a few members of our edit staff shared stories that defined the last 12 months for their beat.

EcoCart raises $3 million for a Honey-like browser extension to offset shoppers’ carbon emissions

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Base10 is proud to be partnering with the EcoCart founders as they continue to make carbon neutral shopping the new checkout standard for industries including retail, micromobility, food delivery, and more.”.

LatAm corporate spend-management startup Clara raises $3.5M, comes out of stealth

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Colyer worked for G2 after a stint at Stanford, eventually moving back to Mexico and working on a micromobility startup called Uva Scooters. This morning Clara , a corporate spend-management startup focused on the Latin American market, announced its product launch and a $3.5

Lime touts a 2020 turnaround and 2021 profitability

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Micromobility company Lime says it has moved beyond the financial hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, reaching a milestone that seemed unthinkable earlier this year.

Cajoo promises grocery deliveries in 15 minutes

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How four European cities are embracing micromobility to drive out cars. Meet Cajoo , a new French startup that has raised a $7.3 million (€6 million) funding round. The company wants to make it easier to order groceries from your phone and receive them 15 minutes later.

After a record year for Israeli startups, 16 investors tell us what’s next

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Israel’s startup ecosystem raised record amounts of funding and produced 19 IPOs in 2020, despite the pandemic. Now tech companies across industries are poised for an even better year, according to more than a dozen investors we talked to in the country.

6 Oslo VCs discuss 2021 trends, deal flow and regional opportunities

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Both micromobility and telemedicine seem very crowded at this point, and we believe the current market leaders in these sectors will become the winners.