ofo originated in the university community "in 1 for the N program, students put their bikes available to ofo, other vehicles will be able to enjoy free riding exercise, this kind of" all things with everyone "a communist ideal radiance, the actual implementation of only 10% of the students is the source of car donation, the rest of the car the source for ofo procurement team. The ofo does not want to self oriented production of bicycle, bicycle is connected only, in other words, not only the production of bicycles, bicycle housepainter. "One day to open a city" program is the integration of idle resources, as the inevitable outcome of the business model of matchmaking trading platform.
technology news Sun Hongchao November 25th news, earlier today the Reuters quoted sources said Yum China negotiate with the highest $200 million acquisition of 58 home, is still at the initial stage.
but carefully comparing the drop mode with the bike economy, we can still find many differences between the two, and even can be said to be two entirely different businesses.
bicycle project is spread for more than a year in the winter capital, v-mobile anomaly, ofo a year in the five round of financing momentum, let the technology circle long lost passion. In January 5th, v-mobile bicycle announced D round of financing $215 million news, like a starting gun cycling track. According to previous rounds of financing both sides race each other race, ofo side emergency money, start the "2017 city strategy" plan in speed accourding 11 January to 22, "one day city", landing more city.
"sharing bikes" is now called sharing, mainly because of "no pile", the user does not need to return to the restore office, to enhance the frequency of vehicles used in different parking spots by different people, and private
now talking about bicycles, they usually add two words "sharing" in front, and "sharing bicycles" is easily misunderstood as the application of sharing economy in the field of bicycle. The "sharing economy" is the private users such as house, car, kitchen etc. in the idle time on the platform such as Airbnb, Uber, home for dinner etc. exchange, so as to obtain a certain reward form of economy.
in the acquisition plan, yum announced in September that its business was Chinese Chunhua capital group and ant financial services group jointly invested $460 million acquisition. Among them, Chunhua capital and ant payment service will be to China Yum investment of $410 million and 50 million.
at the end of last year, 58 city announced the signing of a binding agreement A round of equity financing for its 58 home company, financing amounting to $300 million, investors including the Alibaba group, global investment giant KKR and Ping venture.
this "bicycle feast" and 6 years ago, the group war, more than 2 years ago, O2O war has an amazing similarity, this capital Carnival has followed the road to burn money, the beginning of signs of a new depression. Wrapped in sugar bicycle, "sharing" is really a bit of travel business? Heavy mode and light mode who more competitive? User experience and staking, or Qiuwen and fast, which is more important? These questions like riding a bike shuttle in the city time to polish the haze, eyes.
in this regard, 58 home CEO, Chen Xiaohua to Tencent Technology WeChat public number: tech said that there is no financing plan, and that there is no acquisition of things.
continued to spread, and blue, Xiaoming worship, Hello, ride a chant project "and the rain descends" to obtain financing, investors or fancy many regional market is still blank chance, or expect to be the acquisition of a smooth exit; some of the old bicycle manufacturers also ready to mix color, on the road cycling occurs sooner or later.
one: Reflection: does sharing economy apply to bicycle economy?