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Lime has a new, rugged scooter that is built for New York City roads

January 29th, 2019

Lime is hoping New York could warm up the company’s business in a big way. Already the largest market for ride-hailing, the city could soon legalize electric scooters (as well as medal assist e-bikes) and create a pilot program for companies like Lime.



Etailers battle to win ‘Amazon of South Korea’ crown

January 1st, 2019

As competition has ramped up, Coupang, the country’s largest ecommerce company, has risen to dominance with its Rocket service promising delivery within a day of millions of products ranging from consumer electronics to fresh produce.



Getaround to expand Uber partnership to four more cities
December 18th, 2018

“It really opens up a world of possibilities for people who might want to drive for Uber on a part-time basis but who don’t really need or want to own a car,” Zaid said. “If you’re a grad student who wants to do this one or two days a week, for example, this allows for you to make that happen.”



Digital health hits record funding in 2018
January 7th, 2019

Startups in the mental health sector received record-breaking funding with a total of $602 million including our portfolio company, Doctor On Demand.



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