Fast-Growing eBike and Scooter Startups:
Cowboy is a Brussels-based startup. The company raised a $3 MM seed round a couple of years ago and an $11.1 MM Series A round last year. The company designs e-Bikes from scratch. Components feel more integrated than in a normal e-Bike. And it also opens up some possibilities when it comes to connectivity and smart features.
VanMoof, which was was founded in 2009 by Taco and Ties Carlier, two Dutch brothers, has now attracted a €12.5 MM investment from London VC Balderton Capital and SINBON Electronics, the Taiwan-based electronics manufacturer which is VanMoof’s bike assembly partner. So expect to see this company ramp up its presence across Europe and the U.S.
Unagi has operated under the belief that people who are sick of wonky scooter-sharing services, with their broken vehicles and unreliability, would rather own a scooter than rent one. Not only that, but Unagi figures there are enough people in the world willing to shell out $1,000 (actually $990) for a really fancy-looking electric scooter that’s been endorsed by famous musicians like Chance the Rapper and Billie Eilish.