TagBike-sharing

In early August, a batch of brand new BMW 1-series sedans showed on the streets of Shenyang. These luxury vehicles, equipped with Wifi connection, facial recognition, smart voice assistant, are shared cars which cost users only 1.5RMB per kilometer. Though it turned out that BMW Brilliance Automobile or BMW China were not behind this, luxury…

On July 25, Mobike announced its arrival in Italy, the first Mobike bicycles to move into Florence and Milan. Italy is the 4th overseas country that Mobike has entered after Singapore, Britain and Japan. The mayor of Fiorence, Dario Nardella, and mayor of Milan, Beppe Sala, both welcomed Mobike to their cities. It is reported…

On July 6, Chinese bike-sharing start-up ofo announced a 700 million dollar funding round. The Series E funding was led by Alibaba, Hony Capital, and CITIC Private Equity, with additional investment from current investors Didi Chuxing and DST Global. CEC Capital served as the exclusive financial advisor to ofo in the transaction. This news is…

Hundreds of workers in bright yellow uniforms assemble small yellow bicycles at the Tianjin Flying Pigeon bicycle factory on May 19. The workers hurriedly attach the wheels and gears to each frame, and every 15 seconds a new ofo unit is born. Workers at the end of the line load each new bike into cardboard…

Anything is possible in business. The “Sharing economy” has penetrated into every aspect of life: sharing bicycle, sharing umbrellas (which though proved to be a failure within only one day.) What are the problems behind this seemingly endless economy model? And where do we go from here? 2016 truly was the year of “sharing economy".…