Bird scooter in Los Angeles, waiting for a rider. Photo by Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images.

E-scooter company Bird confirmed via a state regulatory filing that it is raising new funding that could value the company at $2 billion.

  • The "Series C-1" round would be for up to $150 million in C-1 shares to be sold at around $11.75 per share, which is 85% higher than a Series C round for which Bird filed Delaware docs on June 1.

Bottom line: Bird expects to nearly double its value in less than a month, which is unprecedented for a transportation startup. But all indications are that it will get its money.

Below is the stock authorization certificate Bird filed in Delaware, provided to Axios by Lagniappe Labs, which estimates a $2 billion post-money valuation if all the Series C-1 shares are sold:

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Lethal injection facility in San Quentin, California. Photo: California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation via Getty Images

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The big picture: A lower court had delayed the execution, saying inmates had provided evidence the government's plan to carry out executions using lethal injections "poses an unconstitutionally significant risk of serious pain."

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Why it matters: A weakening partisan divide over masks, and a broad-based increase in the number of people wearing them, would be a welcome development as most of the country tries to beat back a rapidly growing outbreak.

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Illustration: Eniola Odetunde/Axios

Testing buildings — not just people — could be an important way to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

Why it matters: People won't feel safe returning to schools, offices, bars and restaurants unless they can be assured they won't be infected by coronavirus particles lingering in the air — or being pumped through the buildings' air ducts. One day, even office furniture lined with plants could be used to clean air in cubicles.