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San Francisco threatens to punish the controversial scooter startups for their riders" bad behavior

Facebook/spinrides San Francisco has begun its crackdown o.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderApr 16th, 2018

The Wall Street Journal: San Francisco snubs big-name companies in issuing electric-scooter permits

San Francisco dealt a blow to the largest shared-scooter companies on Thursday, awarding two smaller startups exclusive rights to rent the electric-powered vehicles for a year in a decision that could change the course of the nascent market......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchAug 30th, 2018

San Francisco Denies Scooter Permits for Bird, Lime, Uber and Lyft

The nation’s tech capital dealt a blow to the largest shared-scooter companies on Thursday, awarding two smaller startups exclusive rights to rent the electric-powered vehicles for a year in a decision that could change the course of the nascent market......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjAug 30th, 2018

San Francisco is allowing shared scooters back on city streets, but only two companies are getting permits

LimeBike San Francisco has selected two companies — Scoot and Skip — to launch its dockless scooter-sharing pilot program. The startups will begin rolling.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderAug 30th, 2018

Scooter startups scuffle in Austin prior to launch

Austin's scooter scuffle is getting hotter as a bevy of startups waits on the sidelines to flood the streets with their products. The latest: San Francisco-based Spin and Boston-based Zagster Inc. are urging city officials to ban Venice, Calif.-b.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 8th, 2018

San Francisco officials are outraged that scooter startups steered around them to try to pass a state law

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images San Francisco officials are opposing a state-level bill they say would be a detriment to public safety. The bill would allow scooters to be ridden on sidewalks unless local munic.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderApr 26th, 2018

Electric Scooter Startups Battle City of San Francisco

Older and wiser after its battles with Uber, the city of San Francisco has a new target: electric scooter startups. Can they survive regulation?.....»»

Category: topSource: incApr 18th, 2018

Electric Scooter Startups in Battle with San Francisco 

Older and wiser after its battles with Uber, the city of San Francisco has a new target: electric scooter startups. Can they survive regulation?.....»»

Category: topSource: incApr 17th, 2018

Saudi Backlash Threatens U.S. Startups

Silicon Valley faces a potentially unsettling fact following international backlash over Saudi Arabia’s alleged involvement in the possible murder of a journalist: The kingdom is now the largest single funding source for U.S. startups......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjOct 16th, 2018

Scooter startups Lime and Bird are said to seek more funding — at higher valuations

Scooter companies Lime and Bird Rides Inc. are .....»»

Category: topSource: latimesOct 15th, 2018

Scooter Startups Lime and Bird Seek More Funding - Bloomberg

BloombergScooter Startups Lime and Bird Seek More FundingBloombergScooter comp.....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsOct 15th, 2018

What to expect from the return of electric scooters in SF - TechCrunch

TechCrunchWhat to expect from the return of electric scooters in SFTechCrunchThe time has come. Electric scooter sharing services are returning to the streets of San Francisco — this time with explicit permission from the SF Municipal Transportation .....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsOct 13th, 2018

"Sour grapes"? Lime to ask court to block rivals" S.F. scooter permits

Legal maneuvering may delay the reappearance of hundreds of electronic scooters in San Francisco, now scheduled for Monday. Rival scooter operator Lime announced Thursday afternoon it plans to seek a temporary restraining order to prevent the San Francis.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsOct 12th, 2018

Lime wants temporary restraining order to block rivals" S.F. scooter permits

Legal maneuvering may delay the reappearance of hundreds of electronic scooters in San Francisco, now scheduled for Monday. Rival scooter operator Lime announced Thursday afternoon it plans to seek a temporary restraining order to prevent the San Franci.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsOct 11th, 2018

Schwab"s Barry Metzger To Fintech Startups: "Call Me!"

The Benzinga Fintech Summit is a gathering of the top leaders in brokerage, payments and cryptocurrencies in San Francisco Nov. 14. Ahead of the Summit, Benzinga is profiling fintech thought leaders who are speaking at the event. read more.....»»

Category: blogSource: benzingaOct 11th, 2018

5 strategies for building a tech business beyond the Bay Area

Tech startups have finally cracked the code to succeeding outside San Francisco. Will they make it last?.....»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralOct 10th, 2018

In a small San Francisco office, Big Pharma zeroes in on digital health

With a wealth of data, a big wallet and partners with connections, Novartis AG opened its first of first digital health lab to tap into and aid health care-related tech startups. The Novartis Biome — roughly 5,500 square feet of WeWork co-working.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsOct 9th, 2018

Global rise of scooter use sparks safety fears

An uptick in injuries or deaths could force scooter companies to put the brakes on their expansion to improve safety. That threatens to undermine the rapid growth upon which their billion-dollar valuations depend......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsOct 9th, 2018

10 cities where it"s the cheapest to get a startup off the ground

Startups are prominent in cities like San Francisco, New York City, or Washington DC — but those are also among the most expensive places to star.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderOct 5th, 2018

Bird unveils new custom-designed scooter plus plans for delivery service

In a couple of moves that aim to improve the reliability of and access to its shared electric scooters, Bird has introduced a new custom-designed vehicle and announced plans for a delivery service for all-day riders. The Silicon Beach startup has d.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsOct 4th, 2018

Razor Chases Cash-Rich Scooter Startups

Razor USA is trying to catch up in a new scooter boom, hoping for a second act in a crowded market for shareable electric rides......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjSep 27th, 2018