Grin Scooters

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Grin Scooters is a software company that operates network of operational shared electric scooters. Currently, Grin only operates in Mexico City, Guadalajara, Monterrey, Sao Paulo and Bogota but it has plans to expand to other cities throughout Latin America.

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Is micromobility dead? Latin America and the future of scooters

1 month ago

Contxto – It doesn’t take more than a day in Mexico City, Bogota or Lima to realize that Latin America has a serious chronic traffic illness. It is for that reason that micro-mobility offered the region a new opportunity; a new way for Latin Americans to move around. Most cities in the region aren’t well […]

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Micro-mobility startup Grow accused of not paying employees

2 months ago

Contxto – What’s worse? Unemployment or being employed but not getting paid? It appears this is the dilemma workers at electric scooter startup Grow and its Mexican subsidiary, Grin, are facing.  In light of self-isolation and limited mobility (thanks Covid-19), Grin’s income has been hit hard. Although it’s been sold to an undisclosed party, the […]

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Grow Mobility hopes to have cracked the right business model, launching Grin4U

2 months ago

Contxto – I love plot twists. And definitely the Grow Mobility saga isn’t over yet. After finding itself in a pretty turbulent position after having laid-off its Grin scooter delivery workers and performing a less than stellar exit, Grow is finding ways to reinvent itself. Due to the sanitary global crisis, micro-mobility products and services […]

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Micro-mobility gets a boost after startup MUVO’s US$2 million investment

3 months ago

Contxto – Startups in micro-mobility haven’t been too mobile as of late. With lockdowns, people just aren’t picking up those electric scooters and bikes. And that’s also why it’s interesting to report that Colombian micro-mobility startup MUVO recently closed an investment for US$2 million.  Electric vehicle company Auteco Mobility led the round, and now MUVO […]

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Grow Mobility conflict with laid-off Grin workers, negotiations collapse

4 months ago

Contxto – If you’ve been following this story you’ll find the situation has grown tense amid contradictory information from both parties. Therefore, we at Contxto have opted to keep you posted on the facts without the usual amount of editorializing. Below you can find a brief recap of what has happened so far. If you […]

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Laid off workers occupy Grin’s scooter warehouse in Mexico City, Covid-19 to blame says Grow

4 months ago

Contxto – Much like Uber in Colombia, micro-mobility startup Grow is always up to something or surrounded by uncertainty. And today is not the exception. Today (25), Contxto received footage of staff from Grin—Grow’s Mexican outfit—taking control of one of the startup’s scooter warehouse installations in Mexico City. In the tumult, it appears the video’s […]

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Grow’s woes: Mobility app officially announces acquisition talks

4 months ago

Contxto –  It’s official, Grow Mobility—Mexican-Brazilian micro-mobility scaleup—is in talks to be acquired by an undisclosed buyer. This is the first internally confirmed instance of “ongoing conversations with an acquirer,” Head of Communications at Grow, Beriana Mendoza, acknowledged in conversation with Contxto. This comes on the heels of today’s announcement that Rappi—the Colombian soon-to-be super-app—removed […]

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Electric car sharing startup, Emobi, to reach Medellín

5 months ago

Contxto – People interested in using more eco-friendly means of transportation are familiar with common options like walking, biking, and using public transit. Even e-scooters are an innovative alternative. However, even these scrappy means hit their limits—or are you really gonna hitch the new TV you bought on the back of your Grin scooter? I […]

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Top 10 Venture Capital funds in Mexico

6 months ago

Contxto – There is another, less explored, facet of the startup equation. Indeed, no idea gets far without the money to do the walking. This is where venture capitalists (VCs) come in. And as one would expect, Venture Capital in Mexico and the rest of Latin America is no exception. Oft the mighty presences behind […]

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In Brazil, Grow isn’t growing—it’s retreating and making layoffs

6 months ago

Contxto – Grow in Brazil is making a hasty retreat in various parts of the country. The micromobolity giant will be withdrawing its bright-colored e-scooters from 14 Brazilian cities. As a result, the only parts where they’ll be found are in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, and Curitiba. As for its yellow bikes; they’ve been […]

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