Ford gets into the e-scooter craze with Spin acquisition

Tech 8-11-2018 Mashable 21

Ford is entering the electric scooter business.

The American carmaker announced Wednesday it has acquired the popular San Francisco-based scooter-share company Spin.

The scooter startup secured $8 million in funding last year, and it was one of the first scooter companies to bring the electric vehicles to San Francisco this year along with Bird and Lime. 

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Pitchbook reported in May that Spin was valued at $43.2 million and fending off several multi-million dollar offers. There's no official word on how much Ford offered Spin in the acquisition, but Axios reports it was close to $100 million. Read more...

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