2021 VC-Backed Micromobility Operators Funding

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Posted on 06.01.22
Investissement Mobility insights
2021 VC-Backed Micromobility Operators Funding 5

At Via ID, we closely watch the micro-mobility market, globally. Micro-mobility operators benefit from 2 strong macro-trends: environmental awareness and micro-mobility boom. 

In short, micro-mobility operators were at the cornerstone of 3 trends in 2021:

  • Increased regulations requirements, especially about safety
  • Market consolidation
  • Increased competition when it comes to embedded technology in hardware

 

Lots of great articles are already talking about it, predicting where 2022 could bring us in micro-mobility. Those players needed huge amounts of cash to fulfill their ambition, and mostly because the micro-mobility market is an operational game that requires big investments.

 

We already analyzed this segment in the report State of European Mobility Startups 2021, but I’m offering you a deep-dive into all the venture capital investments in those players that happened in 2021, month by month.

We hope you’ll find this note insightful!

Vincent

 

Key takeaways:

  • €2.1B total invested in micro-mobility operators globally
  • First micro-mobility operators went public
  • USA remains 1st country in terms of deals, followed by Germany

2021 Micro-mobility funding

€2.1B were invested in micro-mobility operators in 2021. Major fundings happened in H2’21, with 5 deals above €100M (Bolt, Voi, Tier, Lime, Hello TransTech).

2021 VC-Backed Micromobility Operators Funding

 

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