Chinese bike rental companies Mobike and ofo expanded to more than 30 countries last year. While attending the SeedStars Summit 2018 in Lausane, Switzerland, we asked people from 5 different countries what they think about Chinese bike rental startups’ expansion into their home countries.

Recent data from Cheetah shows that China’s active users of bike rental service increased six fold in 2017. In China, ofo ranked number 1, Mobike came second, dominating 90% of the Chinese market, and Hello Bike is in third place. Didi also just launched their rental bikes in Chengdu and Shenzhen.

Cheetah Mobile is optimistic about bike rental companies’ global expansion, predicting that the number of bike rental users in the world will increase to 306 million in 2019 and there will be 5 to 10 times more room for expansion in the overseas market in the next 2 years.

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Eva Yoo is Shanghai-based tech writer. Reach her at evayoo@technode.com