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    There are plenty of options for scooters and bikeshares in major cities, but what about smaller, underserved cities and towns? It can take a lot of money to get a scooter or bikeshare company off the ground, and in today’s episode, I talk to Vince Cifani of Joyride about making it easier to get these companies launched. We’ll also talk about what it takes to start a scooter company, how Joyride helps on the software side, and more.


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    Intro to Vince Cifani

    • Founder and CEO of Joyride
    • Avid cyclist
    • Joyride helps companies launch, manage and scale their scooter and bike sharing platforms
    • Companies initially interested in Joyride for the software – not hardware!


    • Initially began as a bike sharing platform but has evolved
    • In more than 150 cities
    • Bikes, scooters, and continues to grow
    • Provides white label mobile app, partners in the insurance space as well

    Characteristics of Successful Operators

    • Can be profitable within the first year
    • Having good operational teams
    • Hard workers and loyal customer bases
    • Keeping prices fair and having a good brand

    Unique Operators in the Space

    • Fleet manager model – Goat
    • Operator in CT – Lynx City – long term rentals
    • Companies that work with amusement parks!

    Private Partnerships

    • Work with businesses, hotels for micromobility companies
    • Some focus on the campus space only
    • Different ways to work with companies in niches

    Future for Joyride

    • Build out more on-demand tools
    • Get operators into 10,000 cities around the world
    • Goal to make this type of business more turn key and affordable
    • Expanding industry know-how


    • Thank you to Vince for coming on the podcast and sharing with us how to start and operate a successful micromobility company!
    • So many people have reached out to me over the years to start their own fleets, so I wanted to highlight Joyride as an option
    • Let Joyride know you heard about them from The Rideshare Guy – links below in the show notes

    Show Notes

    Harry Campbell

    Harry Campbell

    I'm Harry, the owner and founder of The Rideshare Guy Blog and Podcast. I used to be a full-time engineer but now I'm a rideshare blogger! I write about my experience driving for Uber, Lyft, and other services and my goal is to help drivers earn more money by working smarter, not harder.