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Founded Year



Loan | Alive

Total Raised


Last Raised

$105M | 1 yr ago

About Lime

Lime is a shared electric vehicle company. The company provides short-term rentals of electric bikes and scooters on five continents. In addition, its services include Lime Access, an affordability program that provides discounted rides to those who qualify, Lime Hero, a community empowerment program that allows riders to round up the cost of their rides to support a community organization in their hometown, Lime Able, a program aimed at extending access to shared electric vehicles for persons with varying abilities, and insurance coverage with respect to its own activities and the key risks to riders arising from the use of Lime and JUMP vehicles. Lime was founded in 2017 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

Lime Headquarters Location

85 2nd Street Suite 100

San Francisco, California, 94105,

United States


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Lime Patents

Lime has filed 12 patents.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • Home automation
  • Lighting
  • Microcontrollers
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Latest Lime News

Lime scooters return to Milwaukee

Sep 2, 2022

By Share San Francisco-based Neutron Holdings, Inc., d.b.a. shared electric vehicle company Lime , returned to Milwaukee this week with 100 of the latest version of its e-scooters, and says it plans to scale up to 600 in the city. “Lime is proud to return to Milwaukee for the third year in a row to provide residents and visitors a safe, affordable, and sustainable way to experience the city. We know what it takes to run a successful e-scooter sharing program here and we are excited to implement our plan focused on equity and safety, especially with regard to preventing sidewalk riding and improper parking. We look forward to the best year yet of serving Milwaukee with our safe, sustainable, and affordable shared electric vehicles,” said LeAaron Foley, director of government and community relations at Lime. Since Lime first launched in Milwaukee in 2019, more than 140,000 riders have taken over 565,000 trips on Lime vehicles, traveling nearly 700,000 miles, the company says. In June, less than a year after city officials  banned dockless scooters downtown and in nearby areas, the Milwaukee Common Council approved the city’s third dockless scooter pilot study aimed at seeing if Milwaukee residents and visitors can make proper use of the shared scooters. The study is slated to run through the end of next year. Similar to the 2019 and 2021 Milwaukee scooter pilot studies, the 2022-23 pilot will allow a maximum of three scooter companies and will be managed by the city’s Department of Public Works (DPW). The new study is designed to “build upon observations and data” gathered from the previous two studies, according to a press release. Under this new pilot study, the city will allow a maximum of 1,800 scooters citywide, with broader dispersal of the machines across more neighborhoods. As a result, there will be fewer scooters downtown than before. The new study also includes a revised fee structure, with the charge per scooter being set at $50, and the price per trip at 25 cents. With scooter riding still banned on all sidewalks, companies participating in the pilot study are required to have some kind of sidewalk riding detection technology and a plan to address the issue of sidewalk riding if it becomes an issue. Illegal sidewalk riding was a key factor in the city’s decision to ban dockless scooters downtown and parts of the near west side, near south side and Lower East Side, last year. The decision was made in early August after a third-party consultant discovered that 30% of all trips in Milwaukee’s “Zone 1” occurred on sidewalks, exceeding the 10% limit of sidewalk trips permitted in a legislative provision established by the Common Council earlier that year. Last year’s pilot study showed what the city has called “significant ridership,” with data provided by the three operators – Lime, Bird and Spin – revealing scooter users taking an average of 2,452 rides per day. The study also showed people using the scooters, not just for fun, but to get from point A to point B. According to the results, 74% of trips were non-recreational. Dockless scooters first appeared in Milwaukee in June of 2018 when Santa Monica, California-based Bird Rides Inc. dropped off its scooters in the city. Milwaukee is one of several American cities where scooter companies have introduced their service. Bird’s unannounced arrival in Milwaukee sparked a dispute between the company and city officials, who said the scooters were illegal under state law. The city sued the company, which agreed to remove the scooters. Later, a settlement was reached. In 2019 the state Legislature passed a bill, and Gov. Tony Evers signed it into law, which allowed the use of dockless scooters on public streets in the state and the city launched a pilot program to study them from July 23, 2019 to Dec. 31, 2019. Three companies: Lime, Spin and Bird agreed to participate in the 2019 study. Sign Up Now Sign up for BizTimes Daily Alerts Stay up-to-date on the people, companies and issues that impact business in Milwaukee and Southeast Wisconsin

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Lime Rank

  • When was Lime founded?

    Lime was founded in 2017.

  • Where is Lime's headquarters?

    Lime's headquarters is located at 85 2nd Street, San Francisco.

  • What is Lime's latest funding round?

    Lime's latest funding round is Loan.

  • How much did Lime raise?

    Lime raised a total of $1.47B.

  • Who are the investors of Lime?

    Investors of Lime include Uber, Fidelity Investments, UBS O'Connor, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, Highbridge Capital Management and 42 more.

  • Who are Lime's competitors?

    Competitors of Lime include Spin, dott, VOI, Hello TransTech, Bird Rides, TIER, Wind Mobility, emmy, Donkey Republic, Whoosh and 36 more.

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