Superpedestrian, Voi among the latest micromobility layoffs

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As layoffs tear through the startup world, the micromobility industry, which has long struggled to be profitable, is getting hit. Apps Startups Transportation micromobility Superpedestrian tech layoffs transportation Voi VOI Technology

Magna enters the micromobility and battery swapping market

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Magna International, a Canadian mobility technology company that builds sensor-based systems for cars like driver monitoring systems and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), is entering the micromobility market.

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South Korean e-scooter company Gbike acquires Hyundai Motor’s micromobility platform ZET 

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Gbike , a South Korea-based micromobility Gcooter operator, is acquiring Hyundai Motor’s shared micromobility sharing platform ZET as it wants to increase its market share and create technological synergies via ZET’s fleet management system. .

Singapore-based micromobility startup Beam secures $93M Series B, enters new markets

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Beam , a Singaporean shared micromobility operator, announced today that it has raised $93 million in a Series B round to accelerate growth into new countries in Asia. Advanced rider assistance systems: Tech spawned by the politics of micromobility.

Unagi launches its own more exclusive version of shared micromobility

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Hunting down a beat-up-looking shared electric scooter that has the germs of goodness-knows-who all over the handlebars is not Unagi’s idea of sexy shared micromobility. Gadgets Hardware Startups TC Transportation e-scooters electric scooters shared micromobility transportation unagi

European e-scooter and micromobility startup Dott raises $85 million

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Dott is a micromobility startup that is better known for its colorful electric scooters that you can find across several European cities. Automotive Europe Fundings & Exits Startups Dott e-scooter electric scooter micromobility Scooter

Korean micromobility startup Swing grabs $24M for growth, expands to Japan 

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Swing , a South Korean electric scooter and micromobility startup, announced today it has raised $24 million in a Series B round to spur its growth and expansion to Japan. . Why micromobility may emerge from the pandemic stronger than before.

Berlin-based Swobbee wants to bring micromobility battery swapping to Europe

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Swobbee, a Berlin-based startup that’s working on commercializing battery swapping for micromobility vehicles, has raised a $6.5 Aside from Swobbee’s focus on smaller micromobility vehicles, there are a few other differences between the German startup and Gogoro’s business models.

Startups and investors are turning to micromobility subscriptions

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Amid the chaos of the COVID-19 pandemic and the murky path to profitability for shared electric micromobility, an increasing number of companies have turned to subscriptions. But will this new playbook push the unit economics of micromobility in a positive direction?

Advanced rider assistance systems: Tech spawned by the politics of micromobility

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The desire to achieve something as simple as keeping shared electric scooters off sidewalks has driven the development of some advanced technology in the micromobility industry.

Acton’s latest acquisition hints at the future of docked micromobility

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The term “shared micromobility” often calls to mind that Lime e-bike on the nearest street corner or the Voi e-scooter parked next to the bus stop, either of which could on any given day be standing upright or knocked over onto the pavement. You know, if we’re talking about a 15-minute city like Paris or in Berlin where there will be a no-car zone in the city center, micromobility vehicles need to be in a center location, like at a station, but also free-floating.”

Singapore’s Neuron is taking the slow and steady approach to micromobility

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The shared micromobility company with a presence in Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, the U.K. Neuron isn’t the only micromobility company that is pursuing limited vendor permits and a slower, more organic growth plan. Nowadays, most micromobility players design their own scooters and work with partners like Segway and Okai to manufacture. Funding Recent Funding Startups TC Transportation e-scooters micromobility neuron mobility shared scooters transportation

Micromobility startup Voi raises $45 million to end sidewalk riding, improve safety

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Micromobility startup Voi has raised $45 million, funds it says will be used to research and develop technology that will improve safety, keep users from riding on sidewalks and ensure scooters are properly parked.

European micromobility startup Dott grabs $70 million

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Dott is a European micromobility startup that is better known for its scooter-sharing service. Dott competes with several micromobility startups in Europe. Two other differentiating factors between micromobility operators are logistics and regulation.

The next big market opportunity for micromobility is commercial, not consumer

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At the same time, startups are cropping up to provide both fleets of micromobility vehicles for enterprises and e-bike subscriptions for couriers and gig workers. Startups TC Transportation Amazon Cycle e-bikes EC Mobility last-mile delivery micromobility transportation UPS Zoomo

Micromobility is fun, but perhaps that’s all it’ll ever be

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When Ford micromobility subsidiary Spin first launched a fleet of electric scooters in my hometown of Pittsburgh last summer, my immediate instinct was very old-man-yells-at-cloud. It is worth beginning with a note that I am terribly risk averse, and therefore … not a ton of fun.

Bolt Mobility has vanished, leaving e-bikes, unanswered calls behind in several US cities

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Bolt Mobility, the Miami-based micromobility startup co-founded by Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt, appears to have vanished without a trace from several of its U.S.

Micromobility operator Veo raises $16M to fund U.S. expansion

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Shared micromobility operator Veo has raised $16 million in new funding as the company ramps up its expansion plans in the United States. Veo, which was founded in 2017, has sought venture funding a bit later in the game than other micromobility companies.

Helbiz reports revenue increase but dwindling cash reserves

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Helbiz started out as a shared micromobility company but has since expanded to include ghost kitchens, media streaming and, most recently, a taxi service. In late June, Helbiz signed a letter of intent to buy Wheels, another shared micromobility operator, by the end of the year.

Drover AI is using computer vision to keep scooter riders off sidewalks

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Shared micromobility companies have been adopting startlingly advanced new tech to correct for the thing that cities hate most — sidewalk riding. There are some who say the future of micromobility is really in owned vehicles, rather than shared.

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.

Tier Mobility lays off 180 people amid poor funding climate

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Tier Mobility, the German micromobility giant that recently acquired Spin from Ford , is laying off 16% of staff, or 180 people, according to a LinkedIn post by CEO Lawrence Leuschner. Startups Transportation e-bikes e-scooters Layoffs micromobility Spin Tier Mobility transportation

Voi scooters raises $115M Series D round as it preps to enter new cities — and for an IPO

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The European e-scooter market is currently the main battleground for companies playing in the micromobility space, taking advantage as they are of Europe’s relatively compact cities and the desire of populations to move to more sustainable transportation.

Lime raises $523M as it prepares to go public

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Shared electric micromobility giant Lime has closed a $523 million raise in convertible debt and term loan financing, money that Lime CEO Wayne Ting says is the next step on the company’s path to going public next year.

Announcing the agenda for TechCrunch Sessions: Mobility 2022

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Other topics on our list for this year include exploring the opportunities and challenges for urban air companies and cities, the dual paths companies are taking to commercialize autonomous vehicle technology, cybersecurity, micromobility, self-driving trucks and autonomous delivery.

Shift your startup into overdrive and demo at TC Sessions: Mobility 2022

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You’ll also have time to explore the show and hear speakers from game-changing companies share trends and insights on air mobility, micromobility, investing, cybersecurity, autonomous vehicles and more.

Squad Mobility eyes shared platforms as target for its compact solar electric quadricycle

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The startup says it is in talks with a range of micromobility and car-sharing operators that might be interested in diversifying their fleets with a compact, smart vehicle. Shared micromobility companies are beginning to add electric mopeds to their fleets of e-scooters and e-bikes.

Announcing the agenda for TechCrunch Sessions: Mobility 2022

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Other topics on our list for this year include exploring the opportunities and challenges for urban air companies and cities, the dual paths companies are taking to commercialize autonomous vehicle technology, cybersecurity, micromobility, self-driving trucks and autonomous delivery.

Announcing the agenda for TechCrunch Sessions: Mobility 2022

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Other topics on our list for this year include exploring the opportunities and challenges for urban air companies and cities, the dual paths companies are taking to commercialize autonomous vehicle technology, cybersecurity, micromobility, self-driving trucks and autonomous delivery.

The Station: TuSimple loses the driver, Nikola settles and transpo predictions for 2022

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Micromobbin’ Since we’re making predictions, I’d be remiss if I didn’t share some thoughts about what 2022 may hold for the world of micromobility. Crystal ball says… More e-bikes will hit the shared micromobility space.

VanMoof raises $128 million to become the world’s leading e-bike brand

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How four European cities are embracing micromobility to drive out cars. Automotive Europe Fundings & Exits Gadgets Startups Bike e-bike electric bike micromobility VanMoofAmsterdam-based startup VanMoof has raised a $128 million Series C funding round.

The Station: Tesla’s rough week, China’s AV strategy and Joby’s air taxi play in South Korea

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Micromobbin’ A range of 15-minute grocery delivery companies are cropping up around the world, and they’re fueled by gig workers on micromobility vehicles. Cities that want to better integrate micromobility and public transit might be starting to consider Ye Olde docking station.

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

Tier Mobility’s buy of Fantasmo brings camera positioning tech in-house

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Shared micromobility company Tier Mobility said on Wednesday it has acquired Fantasmo , a U.S.-based Fantasmo has other micromobility operators in its portfolio, including Helbiz.

Meet your co-founder or find your next gig at TC Sessions: Mobility 2022

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Whether you’re focused on air taxis, autonomous vehicles, electric vehicles, micromobility, robotics or other boundary-pushing tech, you’ll connect with influencers who can help move your startup needle in the right direction. Engineers, coders and product designers, lend us your ears!

Two new ways to attend TC Sessions: Mobility 2022 — in person or online

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