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#0009 – The Scooter Frenzy Provides A Startup Business Opportunity

Over the past year, electric scooter startups have erupted as the next set of startups with billion-dollar valuations and unicorn status. Companies like Bird, Spin, Lime, and others have taken on large investments from Alphabet, Uber, Lyft and more.

Updated on April 08
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Taipei is full of mopeds and now in much the same way Austin, TX is becoming full of scooters.

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People treat the scooters and their usage as a toy. You are going 15 miles an hour down the road, and you've got people and other cars. It is not simple. Yet, because getting a scooter via an app is so easy, people don't feel the appropriate degree of caution. Most people don't even wear a helmet.

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Most of these companies do not seem to provide helmets for riders. Perhaps there is room for a company that could become a helmet vendor to all of the scooter sharing startups.

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