Meet Bird.


HQ: Santa Monica, CA

Leadership: Travis VanderZanden


Opportunity: Between traffic, expenses, and carbon emissions, cars are making our cities less livable.

Vision: Provide a clean, convenient, affordable, car-reducing transportation alternative to make cities more enjoyable.

Status: Active




> First partnered with Valor in 2017.

> Bird celebrated 1 million rides in April 2018.

> As of Q2 2019, Bird operates in more than 100 cities around the world.

> Bird offers free helmets to all active riders (minus shipping), and has given away more than 50,000 so far.


At a crucial time for Bird, the Valor team worked closely with us to foresee our needs relating to fleet maintenance that we believed were important but that we were not staffed to build. They sent a talented team of professionals to work alongside our operations team to figure out how to deliver a solution, but not in a PowerPoint presentation kind of way. The Valor team then rolled up their sleeves and built a city level pilot with our organization including the business process and infrastructure needed to run it. When the company needed to roll out service centers throughout our operations, the solution was available pre-packaged and ready to go. The Valor work saved us valuable time and resources at a critical moment in our scaling.
— Travis VanderZanden, Founder & CEO, Bird

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