Bolt raises $709M at an $8.4B valuation to expand its transportation and food delivery super app

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” He added that Bolt is working on partnering with more city governments to build out its services as part of their updated transportation strategies.

Student transportation startup Z?m to add 10,000 EVs to its platform

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m , a startup that provides optimized transportation services for school-age children, has announced the close of a $130 million Series D raise, bringing its total funding to more than $200 million. ” Transportation is one of a school district’s biggest costs.

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IFC backs Bolt with $24M to expand its transportation network in emerging markets

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Bolt , an Uber competitor that is building an international on-demand network of services to transport people, food and other items in cars, scooters and bikes across Europe and Africa, has picked up some strategic funding today to continue expanding its business in emerging markets.

Burro raises $10.9M for autonomous produce field transport

TechCrunch

Burro first crossed our path during our 2020 robotics event, when the agtech company competed in our pitch off. The company (which used to go by the decidedly less fun name Augean) appears to be moving up in the world, announcing a $10.9 million Series A raise this week.

Z?m wins $150M from San Francisco schools to modernize and electrify student transport

TechCrunch

m, a startup that wants to upgrade student transportation, a five-year $150 million contract to modernize its transport service throughout the district. m says this contract will mark the first time SFUSD has updated its transportation solution in 40 years.

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

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on gross merchandise value (GMV: the total figure transacted on Bolt’s platform), à la the recently listed DoorDash, than it is closer to “others” in the transport space that are seeing valuations closer to 0.5x

innovating the public transportation experience: q&a with Wyatt Dike from E-Team, VertX Advertising

Venture Well

Wyatt Dike of E-Team, VertX Advertising, is developing antimicrobial coatings for use in public transportation that double as advertising space. The post innovating the public transportation experience: q&a with Wyatt Dike from E-Team, VertX Advertising appeared first on VentureWell.

preventing the spread of germs in public transportation: q&a with Wyatt Dike from E-Team, VertX Advertising

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Wyatt Dike of E-Team, VertX Advertising, is developing antimicrobial coatings for use in public transportation that double as advertising space.

Canadian startup Rose Rocket raises Series A to scale its transport software business

TechCrunch

Freight transportation-focused Rose Rocket recently raised a $25 million round. The Toronto-based startup calls the round a Series A, with Addition Capital and Shine Capital leading the deal.

i2E-backed SendaRide expands healthcare transportation service beyond Oklahoma

Innovation 2 Enterprise

When it comes to metrics, the customer growth story from SendaRide, a young Oklahoma company that provides customized, concierge, non-emergency medical transportation, packs a punch. The company is seeing a ground swell of interest from other organizations that serve populations with safe and secure transportation needs — churches, senior centers, adult daycare, oncology centers, and even organizations that help people re-enter the work force and need transport to interviews.

FlixMobility raises $650M+ at a $3B valuation to double down on buses and other transport in the US

TechCrunch

As consumers around the world slowly start to get moving again — fingers crossed that new waves of COVID-19 cases do not set that back — one of the big players in on-demand mass transportation services is announcing a growth round to move with them.

[Virgin Hyperloop One in Intelligent Transport] Industry stakeholders sign agreement to support the development of hyperloop in Europe

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[Virgin Hyperloop One in The Construction Index] Mass transport for the post-Covid world

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Hyperloop is being heralded as the first new form of public transportation in more than a century. The post [Virgin Hyperloop One in The Construction Index] Mass transport for the post-Covid world appeared first on OurCrowd.

[Virgin Hyperloop One in GlobeNewswire] CEO and Co-Founder of Virgin Hyperloop Speaks to U.S. House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee on Emerging Mass Transportation Technology

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Onboard Dynamics Is Leading the Transition to Next Generation Transportation Fuels, Reducing Emissions, and Driving Down Energy Costs

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By: Sarah Dickey, ACA Membership Director Cutting-edge clean energy company wins Luis Villalobos Award, Technology category, from Angel Capital Association The United States has abundant access to domestic natural gas, but we have struggled for decades to find scalable, economic ways to leverage natural gas as a transportation fuel, despite its environmental and efficiency benefits. Today, the transportation sector remains one of the largest contributors to U.S.

[SkyTran in Urban Transport News] Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Strategic invests $26.76 million in SkyTran, USA

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Mumbai, India (Urban Transport News): Reliance Strategy Business Ventures Limited (RSBVL), a subsidiary company of Billionaire Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries’ on Sunday said that is has acquired an additional equity stake in US-based SkyTran Inc.

What You Can Learn from DH2 Chauffeured Transportation's Founder

Smart Hustle Magazine

During the interview, she shared how she started the chauffeured transportation company and what she was doing to succeed. PC: DH2 Chauffeured Transportation. Fast forward to the present, she is working as CEO of DH2 Chauffeured Transportation, and her husband is COO of the company.

[Superpedestrian in Medium] LINK Partnering With Seattle to Expand Access to Sustainable Transport

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“It’s an honor to become a part of Seattle’s transportation system,” says Assaf Biderman, Founder and CEO. “ The post [Superpedestrian in Medium] LINK Partnering With Seattle to Expand Access to Sustainable Transport appeared first on OurCrowd Blog.

Nigerian shared mobility startup Shuttlers raises $1.6M, plans pan-African expansion

TechCrunch

Shared transportation in Nigeria, Africa’s largest country by population, is a thriving business, at least when done the conventional way: offline. The founder was born in Lagos but grew up in Ibadan, a neighbouring city with a less chaotic transportation system than Lagos.

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

TechCrunch

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.

[Virgin Hyperloop One in Intelligent Transport] Building for the future: why hyperloop could revolutionise public transport

OurCrowd

Virgin Hyperloop CEO Josh Giegel explains why hyperloop technology can change the way we travel forever, and reveals an increased receptiveness to the new mode of transport at a hearing he testified at last month.

Why regulators love Nuro’s self-driving delivery vehicles

TechCrunch

Department of Transportation, The American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA) “[wondered] about the description of pedestrian ‘crumple zones,’ and whether this may impact the vehicle’s crash-worthiness in the event of a vehicle-to-vehicle crash.

Local Motors, the startup behind the Olli autonomous shuttle, has shut down

TechCrunch

Experiencing first-hand the skill and dedication of the people I worked with, I have no doubt AVs (like Olli) are the future of transportation.” ” Automotive Startups Transportation autonomous shuttle local motors Olli startup

ChargerHelp co-founder, CEO Kameale C. Terry is heading to TC Sessions: Mobility 2021

TechCrunch

Each year TechCrunch brings together founders, investors, CEOs and engineers who are working on all things transportation and mobility. Thousands of electric vehicle charging stations will be built around the country over the next decade. ChargerHelp! founded in January 2020 by Kameale C.

Via’s Tiffany Chu on the importance of govtech for planning mobility ecosystems

TechCrunch

With her background in architecture and urban planning from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Chu had always been fascinated by the way transportation acts the lifeblood for built environments as a whole.

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[Virgin Hyperloop One in Gulf News] Super-speed transporter Virgin Hyperloop to showcase passenger and cargo pods at Expo 2020

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Dubai: US futuristic transporter Virgin Hyperloop will showcase a full-scale hyperloop cargo pod and a cutaway passenger pod as part of DP World’s pavilion at Expo 2020.

Einride founder Robert Falck on his moral obligation to electrify autonomous trucking

TechCrunch

The following interview, part of an ongoing series with founders who are building transportation companies, has been edited for length and clarity. Robert Falck used to work at a Russian trucking factory by day, and by night, he built a nightclub guest list startup.

[Virgin Hyperloop in Urban Transport News] Hyperloop transportation projects in India

OurCrowd

The hyperloop transportation system is an untested but next-generation version of the public and freight transport system of the world which can make commuting faster than an airplane.

SmartRyde, a Japanese online platform for airport transfers, spurs global expansion with Series A

TechCrunch

SmartRyde , a Japanese online pre-booked airport transfers service platform, is a marketplace that connects travelers to local transportation operators/online travel agencies (OTAs). Asia Funding Recent Funding Startups TC Transportation Angel Bridge Japan SmartRyde

With $5 million in hand, The Routing Company is giving public transit authorities a ridesharing service

TechCrunch

alone, public transportation is a $74 billion business… and during the COVID-19 pandemic it’s a business that’s suffering greatly. James Cox spent much of his professional career at Uber trying to crack the problem of how to reduce congestion through ridesharing.

Lacuna raises $16 million in Series A to help cities manage mobility via digital twin

TechCrunch

Lacuna Technologies, a startup that helps cities create and enforce transportation policies by building and managing open-source digital tools, has raised $16 million in a Series A round, bringing the company’s total investment to $33.5

Z?m CEO Ritu Narayan explains why equity and accessibility works for mobility services

TechCrunch

student transportation hubs speaking into walkie-talkies and wrangling clipboards as they sort passengers into gas-guzzling yellow buses. Automotive Funding Startups Transportation EC Mobility Software mobility as a service ride hailing ride-sharing Ritu Narayan transportation Zum

Loadsmart raises $90 million to further consolidate its one-stop freight and logistics platform

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Loadsmart offers booking for freight transportation across land, rail and through ports, all from a single online portal. Recent Funding Startups TC Transportation BlackRock Convoy leader logistics maersk transport uber freight

The motorcycle ride-hailing wars in Nigeria and Uganda is SafeBoda’s to lose

TechCrunch

When starting in Nigeria, most two-wheel ride-hailing startups begin from Lagos, the nation’s hotbed of commerce and transport. The latter is known for endorsing NURTW , a transport group known to legally extort riders daily or weekly in the city.

Why Florida residents may soon be seeing jet-powered ‘flying taxis’

TechCrunch

According to the Orlando Business Sentinel, the proposed facility — a takeoff and landing area that would be part of Lilium’s first transportation network in the U.S. Florida is renowned for its strange news stories.

Motorway’s auction platform for second-hand cars raises $67.7M Series B led by Index Ventures

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Automotive Europe Recent Funding Startups TC Transportation auction car dealership car sales danny rimer Farfetch Index Ventures motorway smartphone transport United KingdomMotorway is a U.K.

Berlin’s Blacklane raises $26M to expand its high-end chauffeur-driven sustainable car service

TechCrunch

As the Ubers of the world continue to scale, a smaller on-demand transportation startup has raised some funding in Germany, underscoring the opportunities that remain for startups in the space targeting specific service niches.