Cabify’s e-scooter subsidiary MOVO lands €20 million

Spanish micromobility startup MOVO, a subsidiary of the local Uber rival Cabify, has raised €20 million in a funding round led by Mutua Madrileña, with participation from Seaya Ventures and Cabify. The company plans to use the fresh funding to expand in Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay. Founded in 2017, MOVO is an e-scooter and moped […]

Swedish e-scooter startup Voi raises $30 million, claims to be close to profitability in several cities

Voi Technology, a Stockholm-based e-scooter sharing startup, has raised a $30 million funding round from Vostok New Ventures, Balderton Capital, LocalGlobe, Raine Ventures, and new investors Project A and Creandum. This capital injection brings the total amount attracted by the company to date to $83 million. In the seven months since its launch, Voi claims […]

Brussels hospital sees at least one e-scooter accident every day

The Sint-Jans hospital in Brussels helps at least one victim of an e-scooter accident per day and expects the numbers to rise when the weather gets better, reports. Currently, there are four e-scooter companies operating in the city, of which two (Troty and Bird) have entered a winter hiatus, one (Dott) has just started […] Podcast #57: Songkick and Samlino's funding rounds, the CEE region is on the rise again, eFounders and WIRED 100 Podcast #102: E-scooters again, Chinese investment in Europe, history of RSS, interview with FishBrain, and more

In today’s Podcast, Natalie Novick and Andrii Degeler talk about the latest gigantic funding round for an e-scooter startup, the increasing amount of Chinese capital in European tech, the history of RSS, and more. We’ve also prepared an interview with Johan Attby, co-founder and CEO of FishBrain, a startup that has raised almost $30 million for an app for fishing lovers.

Six-month-old German e-scooter startup Flash raises €55 million

A new startup in the e-scooter space, Berlin-based Flash, has raised a gigantic Series A funding round of €55 million led by Target Global, the Financial Times reports. The startup was founded by Lukasz Gadowski, the co-founder of Delivery Hero, together with Uber and McKinsey alumni. Unlike many other e-scooter companies, including the US-founded industry pioneers […]