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Lime hires former Uber executive to oversee future growth



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  • Lime has hired Dan Richter, a former Uber VP, as its chief
    business officer,
    according to the Wall Street Journal. 
  • His hiring could hint at big plans for expansions now that
    Uber owns the scooter startup, which appears to be on a hiring
  • Other bike and scooter startups, like Bird and Motivate, have
    also been on a hiring like crazy. 

Lime has hired former Uber vice president Dan Richter as its
chief business officer,
the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday.

Richter will join the scooter and bike company in which
his previous employer has invested heavily
 to oversee
mergers and acquisitions, hinting at possible plans by the
company for future expansion through deals. He left Uber in June
to spend some time “on the beach,” according to his LinkedIn

The hiring spree could continue well beyond Richter, too. There
are currently 280 active job postings on Lime’s website, with
many published within the last week. Those openings include a
community affairs manager in New York, a director of partnerships
in Boston, as well as a head of government affairs in San
Francisco and more.

Richer will serve as interim CFO until a permanent hire is made,
the WSJ reported. Richter did not immediately respond to a
request for comment from Business Insider

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Uber customers will soon be able to book Lime scooters through
the Uber app, Lime’s CEO Toby Sun told the Wall Street Journal, a
move to connect modes of transit beyond car services that has
become a hot topic among transportation startups — especially as
they seek to transition
from rogue enterprises to viable options
. To help with this
effort, they’ve been hiring up across the board. 

Lyft, Uber’s closest competitor in ride-hailing services, also
owns Motivate — a bike-share operator with programs in New York,
Washington D.C., San Francisco and other major cities. Bird,
another scooter startup yet to be acquired, recently hired former
New York transit advocate and non-profit executive Paul Steely
White to lead safety policy and advocacy. 

Lime currently operates in about 100 cities in North America,
Europe, and New Zealand.

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