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Founded in 2017, Bird provides a vehicle-sharing platform that connects users with affordable transportation in locations across the world. The company aims to reduce car usage, traffic, and carbon emissions, as well as increase mobility in cities.

Management Team

Travis VanderZanden Founder, CEO
Stephen Schnell COO
Justin Blathrop Chief Technology Officer
Rebecca Hahn Chief Communications Officer

Notable Investors

Funding Information


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 the launch of Bird Pay, a service that will let people use its app to purchase items from local participating businesses…

Bird deploys the Bird Two scooter in San Francisco

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.*

Bird expands its scooters in Europe and Middle East with Circ acquisition

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 made for kids

Bird's first non-electric scooter is a $129 three-wheeler for kids.

Bird raises $275 million Series D round at a $2.5 billion valuation

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 at $2.5 billion valuation

Bird is raising a Series D round led by Sequoia Capital at a $2.5 billion valuation, TechCrunch has learned.

Bird is making Paris its ‘second home,’ as city cracks down on scooter riding

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 is poised to legalize electric scooters and bikes

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.