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Financial Times:
Berlin-based scooter-sharing startup Flash raises €55M Series A led by Target Global, aims to design and build its own vehicles to set it apart from rivals   —  A new scooter-sharing start-up led by the former founder of Delivery Hero has raised €55m in one of Europe's largest ever …
Jan 18, 2019, 8:00 AMIn context
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Home improvement platform Pro.com raises $33M Series B, bringing the total raised to $60M   —  Pro.com is basically a general contractor for the age of Uber and Prime Now.  While the company started out as a marketplace for hiring home improvement professionals, it has now morphed …
Jan 17, 2019, 12:30 PMIn context
Kate Conger / New York Times:
Data from Portland's 4-month scooter program, which capped the number of scooters to ~2K and recorded 700K+ rides, shows scooters often replaced short car trips   —  SAN FRANCISCO — The e-scooter boom began in Santa Monica, Calif., about 16 months ago.  Electric scooters …
Jan 16, 2019, 12:05 AMIn context
Theodore Schleifer / Recode:
Sources: self-driving startup Aurora is raising $500M+ at a $2B+ valuation in a round led by Sequoia   —  Aurora's appeal is predicated on three well-credentialed founders from Google, Tesla, and Uber.  —  The startup Aurora — which is not yet two years old but has made waves …
Jan 8, 2019, 3:07 PMIn context
Amir Efrati / The Information:
Leaked docs from last March: Uber projected net revenue of $14.2B by 2019, up 2X from 2017, and its 2019 EBITDA losses to shrink to $500M from ~$1.7B in 2018   —  When Wall Street banks last fall were pitching to take Uber public, some suggested the ride-hailing giant could hit the public market with a valuation of $120 billion.
Jan 7, 2019, 7:00 PMIn context
Sean O'Kane / The Verge:
Audi spins out its VR division into a new startup called Holoride that announces a partnership with Disney to make VR experiences for back seat passengers   —  Blasting bad guys from the back seat of an E-Tron  —  iIron Man needs help.  He's being chased through outer space by some of Thanos' baddies …
Jan 7, 2019, 1:05 PMIn context
Patrick McGee / Financial Times:
HERE Mobility, backed by German car makers, debuts an app called SoMo for planning rides from multiple transport services in 15 cities, including London and LA   —  Here Technologies, the digital mapping service purchased for €2.8bn by German carmakers in 2015, launched a new transportation app …
Jan 7, 2019, 12:50 PMIn context
Jingjing Jiang / Pew Research Center:
The share of US adults who say they have used a ride-hailing service grew to 36% in 2018 vs 15% in 2015, but only 4% use ride-hailing apps on a weekly basis   —  The share of Americans who use ride-hailing services has increased dramatically.  Today, 36% of U.S. adults say they have ever used …
Jan 4, 2019, 1:50 PMIn context
Amy Feldman / Forbes:
Profile of Transfix, an online freight marketplace for truckers and shippers that has raised $78M and is valued at around $800M   —  t 12, Drew McElroy was in trucking.  His parents ran a freight brokerage operation out of a spare bedroom in Milltown, New Jersey—connecting truck owners …
Jan 4, 2019, 8:55 AMIn context
Amir Efrati / The Information:
Sources: Waymo has 950 employees while Cruise has 1,000+ and Uber's autonomous vehicle division has ~1,100; half of Waymo's 10-person executive team is female   —  Alphabet's Waymo self-driving car unit was the first to launch a commercial robo-taxi service, picking up and dropping off paying passengers.
Jan 2, 2019, 3:55 PMIn context

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