Ola to invest $100 mn in scooter-sharing platform Vogo; fund to be used for network expansion

Vogo is a point-to-point dockless scooter-sharing company, present in Bengaluru and Hyderabad and has served over one lakh users.

Press Trust of India December 18, 2018 15:28:35 IST
Ola to invest $100 mn in scooter-sharing platform Vogo; fund to be used for network expansion

New Delhi: Ride hailing platform Ola on Tuesday said it is investing $100 million in Vogo, a scooter-sharing platform.

"Ola will boost Vogo's supply by investing in 1,00,000 scooters on the Vogo platform, worth $100 million. This infusion will give Vogo a strategic supply advantage without having to incur significant capital expenditure," Ola said in a statement.

Additionally, Vogo's offerings will also be available for Ola's over 150 million customers, directly from the Ola app soon, it added.

Ola to invest 100 mn in scootersharing platform Vogo fund to be used for network expansion

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Ola has also invested in Vogo as part of the latter's series A fundraising that saw participation from Matrix Partners India and Stellaris Venture Partners.

Vogo is a point-to-point dockless scooter-sharing company, present in Bengaluru and Hyderabad and has served over one lakh users.

"Our investment in Vogo will help build a smart multi-modal network for first-last mile connectivity in the country," Ola co-founder and CEO Bhavish Aggarwal said.

Vogo founder and CEO Anand Ayyadurai said the company has seen rapid growth in the last 5 months, growing over 10X in scale.

"We are thrilled to have Ola join us on this journey and help turbocharge our growth by providing us access to strategic and capital efficient supply as well as access to millions of customers on its platform in the time to come," he added.

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