Pony, a company that offers high-end self-service electric bikes and scooters available for rent directly from a smartphone, has announced the raising of nearly 6 million euros.
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The company Pony, which offers high-end self-service electric bikes and scooters available for rent directly from a smartphone, has announced the raising of nearly 6 million euros with the aim of offering smart and innovative solutions, to avoid the mistakes that some cities have experienced.
Founded in 2017 in Oxford by a French couple (Clara Vaisse and Paul-Adrien Cormerais), this start-up quickly relocated to France (more precisely to Angers), and is now the only French company to offer free-floating electric bikes and scooters (Free-floating is a form of shared mobility that consists of leaving a vehicle at the disposal of the public without it being attached to a station or terminal).
For its second round of financing, and as part of the development of its solution, the Angevine company (advised by Joffe & Associés) announces a fundraising of nearly 6 million euros. The company has raised €4.5 million from new investors: Épopée Gestion and Aquiti Gestion. They are accompanied by their historical investors Demeter Investment Managers, who arrived during the first seed round of €2.2M in 2019. The amount is now up to €6 million, through debt subscribed with a pool of banking partners composed of BNP Paribas, CIC and BPRI.
Paul-Adrien Cormerais, co-founder of Pony, explains that “in our market, we estimate that we can cross the €100 million turnover mark after the 2026 municipal elections”. Currently, the company has about thirty employees, allowing it to provide more than 15 partner cities for over 500,000 users in France.
- Acquéreur ou Investisseur : EPOPEE GESTION , Vladimir Bolze , Camille Le Roux Larsabal , DEMETER , Eric Marty , AQUITI GESTION , Maxime Lambert
- Société Avocat d’Affaires : Corporate : Joffe & Associés, Thomas Saltiel, Océane Christmann
- DD Financial Corporation : 2CFINANCE , Jacques Haccoun , Claire Jacinto , Justine Golka