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Lime

Electric bike and scooter rentals

1001+ employees
  • B2C
  • Transport
  • Mobility
The East Cut, San Francisco, CA

Company mission

Lime is on a mission to build a future where transportation is shared, affordable and carbon-free.

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17% employee growth in 12 months

Otta's take

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Theo Margolius

COO of Otta

In recent years, electric-powered mobility companies have attracted an extraordinary amount of interest and funding, in part due to rising eco-friendly sentiment, and in part because of the race to "find the next Uber". Lime is one such company, that has rapidly scaled across multiple geographies to be a key player in the fight for market leadership.

Lime, along with its competitors, has had to grapple with regulation in many of its target markets, but nonetheless has steadily increased its footprint. Since its launch, the company has facilitated millions of trips, making it one of the biggest companies of its kind. Interestingly, the CEO has stated that "cars are our true business rivals—not other scooter companies", suggesting that its biggest business challenge will be to get families to give up their second cars.

With a presence that spans an impressive number of regions - most recently Lime has begun operating in Qatar - the company has cemented itself in the micromobility market, and stands to profit from the increasing popularity of these types of services. Across 2022, a substantial increase in ridership enabled Lime to achieve a "full profitable year", with suggestions it will pursue an IPO in the near future.

Benefits

  • Opportunity to revolutionize transportation in cities around the world with the leader in urban mobility solutions
  • Play a role in the transformation of urban mobility and sustainability
  • Work with a team of successful, fun, and motivated people
  • Wellness rewards and reimbursements
  • A competitive compensation package that includes salary, benefits, and pre-IPO equity
  • Company Funded Fertility/Family Forming Benefits
  • Remote or Hybrid working policy
  • Scale with a rapidly growing organization, with significant opportunity for growth
  • Unlimited Lime Vehicle use
  • MacBooks are our standard, but we’re happy to get you whatever equipment helps you get your job done
  • Regular compensation reviews - we reward great work!

Company values

  • Obsess about the ride - We create the best experience possible for our riders and cities. We strive to build the most intuitive technology, safest rides and reliable operations.
  • Think like a local - Every community, city and culture we serve is unique. We look at the world through their eyes so our decisions meet their specific needs.
  • Set the highest standards - We push ourselves to deliver world-changing results. We expect excellence and hold ourselves accountable to follow through fast.
  • Challenge because we care - We speak up, ask questions and suggest solutions. We care for those around us by sharing wins regularly and feedback respectfully.
  • Be you - We aim to make Lime a place where everyone can belong and be themselves. We welcome different perspectives and experiences to help us all achieve more.
  • See clearly, with optimism - We are clear-eyed about our present challenges but choose to believe we can make the future better. We face speed bumps and roadblocks head-on, then learn, evolve and move forward together.
  • Do what’s right for our planet - We are fierce advocates for the one place we all call home. No matter our role or expertise, we champion greener transportation and cities that prioritize people over cars.
  • Enjoy the ride - We bring meaning to our work by making a difference in the lives of others. Together, we breathe cleaner air, travel more freely and discover hidden worlds within our cities.

Funding (last 2 of 7 rounds)

Nov 2021

$523m

CONVERTIBLE

May 2020

$170m

SERIES E

$1.5bn

Total funding

This company has top investors

Founders

Toby

(Board Advisor)

Founder and CEO of ZERO&. Was a Marketing Manager at Pepsi for 6 years before doing an MBA at Berkeley. Moved into consulting and VC for 5 years before starting Lime.

Brad

(Chairman)

VP Business Development at Tencent for 8 years. Managing Partner of a VC firm for 3 years, where he worked with Toby. Has an MBA from Berkeley.

People progressing

Joined as an Intern. Promoted to Data Analyst after 4 months.

Diversity & Inclusion at Lime

  • Feeling accepted, celebrated, and supported comes standard when you work at Lime. Our Employee Resource Groups bring us together based on shared experiences. They include; lime Able, Parents@lime, Womxn@lime, lime Pride, and more.

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