Editor’s note: Rumors are rife in China, especially so in a hotly contested area like transportation and O2O services. This news is unconfirmed and the veracity of Mobike’s financial and operational situation as outlined is unclear. Update 10:02 04 Apr 2018: The purchase has been confirmed by multiple sources. Follow our coverage here. Rumors of […]
Cheetah Global has come out with freshly-minted statistics on the state of the bike rental economy in the world. Public bicycles were first started in Europe but have seen their biggest success in the East starting from China’s dockless bike systems ofo and Mobike. According to the global distribution of active users gathered by Cheetah […]
ofo raises $866 million in latest funding round led by Alibaba
The news of ofo’s E2-2 round comes amid rumors of acquisition by Didi Chuxing.
Amid rumors of ofo’s acquisition by Didi Chuxing, users are encountering errors when attempting to rent the former’s bicycles through the ride-hailing giant’s app. According to the local media, an error is displayed within the app when scanning an ofo bicycle’s QR code. The message says that the problem has been partially repaired, but Didi cannot resolve […]
Ofo’s headquarters have shifted as it faces a reported cash crunch.
The Chinese bike rental firm is reportedly preparing for its bankruptcy reorganization plans.
Germany has become the latest market from which Chinese bike-sharing firm ofo will make an exit. The company, which has been plagued by rumors of a cash crunch over the past few months, has adjusted its overseas operations in line with its plans to focus on priority markets. ofo has begun scaling back its international operations […]
Ofo investor Zhu Xiaohu (also known as Allen Zhu) from GSR Ventures is rumored to have sold his shares in ofo to Alibaba for $3 billion (in Chinese). The source is Zhu’s brother-in-law Ou Chengxiao who revealed Zhu’s plans at a public event a few days ago. According to a transcription of Ou’s speech circulating online, […]
Cash-strapped Ofo could try wheeling its business down another path.