Irish e-scooter operator Zipp Mobility has raised €1.3 million in investment following its latest funding round.
Founded in 2019, the firm has now raised more than €2 million, with the Irish government expected to legalise e-scooters later this year.
Zipp currently operates fleets in eight cities across the UK and Poland, and is in discussions with a number of local authorities in Ireland.
The company currently employs a staff of 25 and expects to grow the team to 35 by the end of 2021, while it plans to significantly increase the number of e-scooters it operates and launch in additional European countries.
CEO and founder of Zipp Mobility Charlie Gleeson said: “We have experienced great momentum in the last 12 months, showcasing our service to hundreds of thousands of people across the UK and mainland Europe.
“We are now excited to grow our European position, following our latest funding round, by continuing to offer sustainable transport alternatives to millions of people across the continent.
“Over the last two years we have been in discussions with Irish local authorities, and we have been sharing our international experience with them to ensure that scooter-sharing schemes are rolled out safely and responsibly once e-scooters are legalised in Ireland.”