Motorbike sharing platform Motoshare is riding into 2017 at full throttle. The Symbid crowdfunding campaign that kicked off mid-December has turned out to be an easy ride for the mobility startup. After just a few hours the original funding target of €75 K was left behind in the dust. With still a few days to go for overfunding, the speed indicator now points at €224 K raised so far. Who knows how much further they will go?
Adding up the numbers
Motoshare is one of the youngest share economy startups in the Netherlands. Former Philips-employees Jos Huisman and Thomas Jacobs founded the company in May 2016. The two motor enthusiasts thought it was a shame that only 55% of people who ride motorbikes in the country actually own one. They thought it was an even greater shame that most motorbikes only ride an average distance of 3000 km a year. When you are doing the math you can quickly conclude that most time of the year, the motors are catching dust. The two entrepreneurs put two and two together and decided to start a sharing platform for motor lovers. After all, we already exchange houses (AirBNB), campers (Camptoo) and storage space (Storage Share) so now it is time for motorbikes!