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Ex-Uber and Lyft exec raises $15 million for electric scooter startup

Electric scooter-sharing startup Bird has raised $15 million in Series A funding, led by Craft Ventures.

Why it matters: Bird founder Travis VanderZanden is no stranger to successful transportation startups: He previously was head of driver growth at Uber and, before that, was COO of Lyft (spurring a legal spat).