Lime is a leading on-demand electric scooter and bike company, that serves over a hundred cities, towns, company campuses, universities and communities throughout 15 countries across five continents
As market leader, Lime has accumulated a robust data set that has allowed them to run large-scale operations on strong unit economics in many different market types.
Lime is led by co-founders Brad Bao (Executive Chairman) and Toby Sun (CEO). Prior to Lime, Brad was the VP of Business Development and General Manager (US) at Tencent. Brad was also the Managing Partner of Kinzon Capital, a $800 million venture fund part of Fosun Investment Group. Prior to Lime, Toby was an Investment Director at Kinzon Capital.
Lime is an on-demand scooter and bike sharing platform that offers convenient micro-mobility transportation services.
We estimate that Lime’s total addressable market exceeds $30 billion. Lime aims to be a global leader in micro-mobility and has expanded across international markets in rapid succession in its first two years.
Stakeholders have already invested more than $5.7 billion in micro-mobility start-ups since 2015. McKinsey estimates $200 to $300 billion in U.S. market potential alone for micro-mobility solutions.
While there is a high degree of seasonality in the business, Lime has a relatively predictable recurring revenue stream, with over 70% of revenue coming from existing customers each month.
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