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Flash, the stealthy e-scooter and micro-mobility startup from Delivery Hero founder, raises 55M Series A

Flash, the stealthy mobility startup from Delivery Hero and Team Europe founder Lukasz Gadowski, is de-cloaking today, with news that the Berlin-based company has raised a whopping 55 million in Series A funding.
Despite rumours that multiple VC firms would be involved, the bulk of the new funding comes from Target Global via its mobility fund, which led this round and was already an existing backer of Flash. Others participating in Flashs Series A include Idinvest Partners, Signals Venture Capital and a number of unnamed angel investors.
Notably, Gadowski is listed as an Entrepreneur in Residence at Target Global, and has been broadly working in the mobility space for the past two years. Rather quietly, he is also an investor in Grin, the Mexico City-based electric scooter company backed by Y Combinator.
In a call with Gadowski, he filled in many of the blanks relating to his new venture, including positioning Flash as a micro-mobility company that wants to solve the last-mile transportation problem. The startup is initially entering the e-scooter rental space, but this is just the beginning, he says. More broadly, the way he and his team think about Flash is that it is unbundling the car, with new forms of transport.
In a few years time, micro-mobility will look very different from today, says Gadowski, revealing that before founding Flash last year, he also took a hard look at new forms of aviation.
Even though it is still very early days for Flash, the startup already boasts a current team of more than 50 full-time employees, recruited from the likes of Uber, Amazon, and Airbnb. Alongside Gadowski, the other Flash co-founders are Carlos Bhola (Corp. Development) and Tim Rucquoi-Berger (Supply & Operations).
Flash, the stealthy e-scooter and micro-mobility startup from Delivery Hero founder, raises 55M Series A
This is not a scooter Flash branding in stealth mode
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