- Dance members enjoy the benefits of an ebikes or emopeds for monthly rental without having to invest in owning their own vehicle, and benefit from an on-call repair and concierge service.
- Thanks to the partnership with IoT Venture GmbH, Dance's e-bikes are now even better protected against theft.
- An expansion of the partnership has been planned.
January 11th, 2023 - Dance, the startup from the founders of SoundCloud and Jimdo, offers ebikes and emopeds on a monthly subscription basis and is available in Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, Vienna and Paris. In order to protect their ebikes even better against theft, Dance is now cooperating with the startup IoT Venture, which specialises in digital theft protection for bikes: Their smart technology enables the location and recovery of bikes in the event of theft. As part of the cooperation, several thousand Dance e-bikes will be equipped with corresponding GPS trackers at the beginning of this year.
“At Dance, we want to create a global movement for safer, more people-friendly cities by offering flexible, convenient, environmentally friendly mobility solutions. We are continuously exploring potential partnerships with innovative players in the mobility sector to offer our members a state-of-the-art mobility experience. IoT Venture GmbH are pioneers in the connected bike sector and our partnership will allow us to bring significantly greater security and connectivity to our Dance bikes,” states Christian Springub, Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer of Dance.
An expansion of the partnership is planned: Dance is already in the pilot phase for the digital theft protection of another e-bike model. “With our smart technology, we offer insights into data that will help Dance achieve their objective of creating more liveable cities. We are excited by the energy that the entire Dance team exudes and look forward to getting down to work with them,” affirms Mario Schmitz, Head of Business Development at IoT Venture GmbH.
At Dance, we believe getting where you want to go should be simple and sustainable. With our electric mobility subscription, members can easily explore their city with an ebike or emoped while benefiting from included maintenance and repairs. Both individuals and businesses can make convenient and fun mobility choices without the investment of ownership: membership is flexible. Ultimately, Dance believes that the more people use electric mobility, the closer we get to connected and livable cities. Dance is currently live in Berlin, Hamburg and Munich (Germany), Vienna (Austria) and Paris (France). The company was founded by SoundCloud founders Eric Quidenus-Wahlforss and Alexander Ljung, together with the co-founder of Jimdo, Christian Springub. Investors include BlueYard, HV Capital and Eurazeo. To find out more, visit https://dance.co.
About IoT Venture GmbH
The scale-up IoT Venture GmbH connects valuable assets with the Internet, thus making products with data smarter and capable of delivering a greater experience. The Darmstadt company’s solution allows business clients to create data-based business models using data signatures. One great advantage is that IoT Venture GmbH’s services include the development of hardware and software (embedded systems), provision of the required data platform (cloud solution), supply of a (white label) app and assistance in developing brand-new digital business models with all services coming from a single supplier. IoT Venture GmbH offers its range for a wide variety of applications across different industries, primarily in the mobility and pet sectors. The IT’S MY BIKE service world for e-bikes was the first application, successfully launched on the market in 2018. A tracking solution for the pet supplies sector has formed part of the range since 2021. Since its founding in 2016, IoT Venture GmbH has grown to employ a workforce of 70. Its main office is in the German city of Darmstadt with a second location in Cologne.