We’re very excited to be leading this round in VOI Technology, investing alongside LocalGlobe, Raine Ventures and earlier investor Vostok New Ventures. A host of high profile angel investors including Cristina Stenbeck, Jeff Wilkes (Amazon), Justin Mateen (co-founder of Tinder), Nicolas Brusson (CEO and co-founder of BlaBlaCar), Sebastian Knutsson (co-founder of King), Spencer Rascoff (CEO of Zillow) and Keith Richman also participated in the round.
VOI was launched in Stockhom in August of this year, and is the first and only European e-scooter sharing company to go live in multiple countries.
In a matter of 12 weeks, the company has gained over 120,000 users, who have taken 200,000 rides, travelling 350,000km – the equivalent to over eight times around the globe – making VOI Europe’s leading e-scooter sharing company.
With a shared vision of easing Europe’s traffic-clogged city centres and reducing pollution, the team set out to offer a clean, efficient, cost-effective and zero emission first-and-last-mile alternative to cars and taxis. VOI’s electric scooters have since been rolled out to Madrid, Zaragoza and Malaga in Spain.
The team plan to use the investment to expand rapidly – but sustainably — into new markets such as Benelux, France, Germany, Italy, Norway and Portugal in the coming months.