A new Canadian-owned company, Bird Canada Inc., has committed capital to bring Bird dockless e-scooters to Canada.
Powered by Bird, Bird Canada operates an electric vehicle sharing program and plans to launch in Alberta in July.
The company, founded by Canadian entrepreneur John Bitove, co-founder of the NBA Champion Toronto Raptors, plans to expand its fleet of environmentally friendly Bird e-scooters and other commuter solutions to other communities across Canada.
Bird Canada, has committed capital from Obelysk (Bitove’s private company), Relay Ventures, and Alate Partners (a real estate technology initiative of Dream and Relay Ventures).
In addition to founding the Toronto Raptors, Canadian entrepreneur John Bitove brought satellite radio provider SiriusXM to Canada, and founded national wireless provider Mobilicity. Stewart Lyons, a SiriusXM Canada and Mobilicity co-founder has joined Bird Canada as CEO.