© Reuters. Uber and Alphabet are investing in the service of bicycle Lime
(Reuters) – The california self-service bicycle Lime announced on Monday to raise $ 335 million (285 million euros) with a group of investors, including Uber and Alphabet, mother house of Google (NASDAQ:GOOGLE).
Uber will work with Lime as a strategic partner in the field of electric scooters, which will be accessible via the application of the company’s VTC (transport vehicles with driver).
GV, ex-Google Ventures, has been the main contributor to the round table and IVP, Atomico and Fidelity Management and Research Company are also a number of new investors, ” said Lime on a blog.
This last fundraising valued Lime at approximately $ 1.1 billion, has reported earlier the news agency Bloomberg.
Lime, which operates in some sixty cities and campuses in the United States, was launched at the end of June a fleet of scooters, electric Paris, a new stage of an offensive to penetrate the european market.The company is also present in Berlin, Frankfurt and Zurich, and intends to settle in 26 european cities by the end of the year.
(Ishita Chigilli; Catherine Mallebay-Vacqueur for the French service)