Sources: e-scooter company Bird is seeking to raise ~$200M in new funding at a $2B valuation; just three months ago the startup raised at a $300M valuation (Dan Primack/Axios)

Dan Primack / Axios: Sources: e-scooter company Bird is seeking to raise ~$ 200M in new funding at a $ 2B valuation; just three months

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Large funding rounds for Bird and Lime suggest strong economics, which means the potential for building moats for dockless scooter startups are relatively weak (Ben Thompson/Stratechery)

Ben Thompson / Stratechery: Large funding rounds for Bird and Lime suggest strong economics, which means the potential for building moats for dockless scooter startups

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China’s Ant Financial raises $14B in latest funding round, including a US dollar tranche backed by Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund GIC, Warburg Pincus, others (Lulu Yilun Chen/Bloomberg)

Lulu Yilun Chen / Bloomberg: China’s Ant Financial raises $ 14B in latest funding round, including a US dollar tranche backed by Singapore’s sovereign wealth

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Sources: Indonesian ride-hailing company Go-Jek has been offered $1B+ in new funding from existing investors to continue overseas expansion (Bloomberg)

Bloomberg: Sources: Indonesian ride-hailing company Go-Jek has been offered $ 1B+ in new funding from existing investors to continue overseas expansion  —  – Investors including

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