Indian EV logistics platform eBikeGo raises $1.5m pre-series A funding

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EV logistics platform eBikeGo has raised $1.5 million in pre-series A funding from a group of overseas and Indian investors.

Sukhbir Singh (Bollywood Singer), Dr. Brahmanand Mohanty (Professor at Asian Institute of Technology), Alparslan Kutukcuoglu (Chairman of the board at Mungo Befestigungstechnik AG), Vijay Sivaram (CEO at Quess Corp Limited), Sameer Bulchandani (MD at Avdel India) and Sumant Singhal (CEO at Chiripal Poly Films), amongst others, participated in this round.

The startup had raised $700,000 last year through an angel round led by Rajesh Sawhney of GSF Accelerator, Rohit Chanana of Sarcha Advisors, Girish Chitale, Startup Buddy and other angel investors, most of who participated in the current round.

According to a statement by the company, EBikeGo plans to scale to 30 cities, touch 20 million deliveries and save 4,000 tons of Co2 emissions by 2022. The company partners with franchisee owners, NBFCs and OEMs through asset leasing models.

EBikeGo, started in 2019 as a shared EV based last-mile logistics & micro-mobility platform that aggregates last mile delivery for companies in e-commerce, food delivery, groceries & urban mobility.

“Currently our e-bikes are doing about 275,000 deliveries and saving close to 30 tons of CO2 every month. With 10X growth expected in the next 12 months, and a 10,000-EV bike-fleet strong platform, we aim to make a significant impact on the environment and drive significant value to any business that is looking to scale up their delivery operations” said Dr. Irfan Khan, Co-founder and CEO of eBikeGo.

The article was first published on livemint.com.

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In Singapore, we are looking to double our reporting team by this year-end to comprehensively cover the fast-moving world of funded startups and VC, PE & M&A deals. We want reporters who can tell our readers what is really happening in these sectors and why it matters to markets, companies and consumers. The ability to write precisely and urgently is crucial for these roles. Ideal candidates must have to ability to work in a collaborative, dynamic, and fast-changing environment. We want our new hires to be digitally savvy and ready to experiment with new forms of storytelling. Most importantly, we are looking for hard-hitting reporters who work well in a team. Collaboration and collegiality are a must.

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).

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  • A reporter to track companies/startups that have raised private capital, and have the potential to become unicorns. SEA currently has over 40 companies with a valuation of over $100 million and under $1 billion.
  • A reporter who can get behind the scenes and reveal how funding rounds are put together, or why they’ve failed to materialise. She/he in this role will largely focus on long-format stories. 
  • A journalist to track special situations funds, distressed debt and private credit (from the PE angle) across Asia.