Bird Rides, Inc.
|Travis VanderZanden Founder, CEO|
|Stephen Schnell COO|
|Justin Blathrop Chief Technology Officer|
|Rebecca Hahn Chief Communications Officer|
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 the launch of Bird Pay, a service that will let people use its app to purchase items from local participating businesses…
Bird is rolling out its Bird Two scooters, which the company first unveiled back in August, via Scoot in San Francisco. Scoot’s plan is to deploy up to 1,000 of these Bird Two scooters. San Francisco is now the first city to have a full fleet of Bird Two scooters.*
On Monday, it announced that it acquired the European scooter company Circ, along with getting a new investment of $75 million. That means Bird's scooters will now be available in more than a dozen countries.
Bird's first non-electric scooter is a $129 three-wheeler for kids.
Bird has closed a $275 million Series D round led by CDPQ and Sequoia Capital, Bird CEO Travis VanderZanden announced at TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco today.
Bird is raising a Series D round led by Sequoia Capital at a $2.5 billion valuation, TechCrunch has learned.
Bird is planning to build a new hub in Paris and hire 1,000 people over two years to help spur the growth of its scooter-sharing service across the European continent.
New York, a longtime holdout in the dockless electric scooter boom, appears poised to finally allow scooter-sharing companies like Bird and Lime to operate on its roads.