A startup in the West Coast scooter-sharing craze is already worth $1 billion - and it's raising again at a $2 billion valuation
- Just weeks ago, electric scooter startup Bird snagged $150 million in a Series C funding round, giving the startup a $1 billion valuation
- Now, the company is reportedly raising again and seeking a $2 billion valuation.
On the heels of a funding round that gave electric scooter sharing startup Bird the elusive "unicorn" status, the company is reportedly raising again and seeking a $2 billion valuation.
This is a first for the tech industry, Axios reporter Dan Primack reported on Tuesday. Bird snagged $150 million in a Series C funding round just weeks ago, giving the startup a $1 billion valuation. That's on top of the $115 million it raised in March.
Primack wrote that tech investors have "never before participated in such a rapid and rocketing price spike."
He credited Bird's explosive valuation to a hypothetical: Ride-hailing giants like Didi, Uber, and Lyft are all making moves in the electric sharing scooter market, which could make Bird an attractive acquisition target in the near future.
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