The young startup Lime has announced new fundraising of $ 300 million, an amount that raises its valuation to more than $ 2 billion.
On Wednesday, February 6, Lime revealed that it had raised $ 300 million in a series D round. The fundraising event brought together participants such as Fidelity Finance Company, Bain Capital Ventures, GV – the fund of Google, which had already contributed to previous fundraisers, IVP, Fifth Wall, Bling Capital or Andreessen Horowitz.
Lime wants to win against his competitor Bird
In total, Lime has raised more than $ 860 million since its inception, compared with $ 400 million in venture capital for its main competitor Bird.
Also remember that Uber seems to be interested in buying a startup whose activity is dedicated to electric scooters. As it was dated two months ago, we still do not know if the project is still relevant or whether it is Lime or Bird. If it has already been in possession of Jump Bikes for almost a year, the company has decided to gradually turn to soft mobility, whether with bikes or electric scooters. In this way, it could diversify its activities, a strategic orientation a few months from its IPO .