Uber announced on Monday that they were doing all the paperwork to acquire the Jump bike company. The San Francisco-based company that we recognize by its red frames with a battery boost had partnered with Uber over the past few months.
Jump and his entourage of electric bicycles are already officially part of the Uber company. This great change in the transformation of Uber into a multimodal platform. In January, Jump launched 250 bicycles in San Francisco with $ 2 rides for 30 minutes. No doubt two dollars very well invested, this is a great idea to know and transport you around the city.
Uber and Jump together!
Jump CEO Ryan Rzepecki spoke of a deal. Jump had been discussing it with Uber for some time before the pilot program and the eventual acquisition happened. “We expected to find a toxic work environment and a broken culture,” he said. But under the new leadership of Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, whom Rzepecki says leads with humility. “We realized that we shared Uber’s vision of multimodal mobility and we had the same goal of decreasing car ownership.”
Although the details of the deal were not disclosed to the public, last week the news was given through TechCrunch. It was reported that the sale had a price of $ 100 million or more. The app analytics firm Apptopia found an approximate 25,000 downloads of the Jump application and around 6,000 users are active daily. It is likely that users will need to switch to the Uber application in order to access their electric bicycles.
In the announcement of Khosrowshahi by Uber on this new acquisition admitted that similar news would come. The theories are based on a scooter, would support this new proposal? 10/10