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.
Crowds of people descend on the Coolqi bike hire scheme’s head office in Tongzhou to get their deposits back as Coolqi founder and CEO Gao Weiwei (高唯伟) tells our sister site that the company is not bankrupt, but that he has been removed as CEO (in Chinese). The company’s WeChat payments have been frozen and it is […]
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.
Insiders from ofo have confirmed to local media that ofo’s executive chairman, Chief Financial Officer, and other senior executives went on a “vacation” in July this year. A rift between ride-hailing giant DiDi and bike rental mammoth ofo might be the reason behind the event, Bianews has reported. ofo has since published a statement denying […]
Ofo is taking over another global city: after conducting a pilot program in Adelaide in South Australia, the company is putting their small yellow bikes in Sydney. Ofo also announced that it will double its fleet in Adelaide. On the other hand, its Chinese rival Bluegogo seems to be facing difficulties. The company has denied […]
Chinese taxi hailing company Didi’s bike rental service, Didi Bike (青桔单车, meaning green tangerine bike in Chinese), was suspended for one day for not obeying the local law, Chinese media Shenzhen News is reporting. Bike rental companies hugely spread out last year, filling the Chinese streets with rental bikes. In order to manage rental bicycles, […]
Updated January 9, 2018: This article was updated to include a statement from Didi. Details have been released on the Didi Chuxing and Bluegogo tie-up. According to sources quoted by Pingwest (in Chinese), negotiations between the two mobility firms have been completed but Didi will only take over a part of Bluegogo’s business. Didi plans […]