Rydies | Updates

By Andreas Nelskamp

Rydies in the final spurt - a look at the highlights


Dear Companists,

There are only 7 days left to invest in sustainable urban mobility and Rydies. We would like to thank the more than 200 Companists who have actively invested in Rydies, asked constructive questions and even established contacts to our customers. This shows how much the topic "moves" you.

Here are the highlights since our start at Companisto:


1. New customer Verkehrsverbund Berlin-Brandenburg VBB
At the beginning of the campaign, Rydies acquired one of the largest transport associations, the Verkehrsverbund Berlin-Brandenburg VBB, as a customer. At the start of spring, more than 250 bike rental companies will be integrated into the VBB services via a technical interface (API).

2. Collaboration with various companies and cities
In addition to the existing customers, the cities of Essen and Munich, the Rydies data will be integrated into the navigation provider Naviki. The cooperation with the BMW subsidiary Designworks and the Flixbus founder Daniel Krauss will be expanded. 

3. Advantages for company / employee mobility
In addition to professional and everyday mobility, Rydies also offers advantages for company and employee mobility. Rydies is entering this market segment through its partnership with 25ways, a company mobility specialist.

4. Focus on offers available and bookable online
To date, Rydies already has over 30,000 offers from 1,000 providers in the DACH region on its platform. The focus is on offers from Nextbike and Donkey that are available and bookable online. There also are bike rental companies through our partner ListnRide with high-quality bikes, initially in Munich and Berlin.

5. Digitalization of parking and bike path infrastructure
The various bike parking areas (bike stations, bike+ride, bike boxes, racks), over 1,600 e-bike charging stations and 400 bike rental companies are displayed, including station information. In order to integrate bicycle mobility online at all, the data must first be available digitally and with sufficient quality. Since this is often not the case, Rydies efficiently digitalizes parking and bike path infrastructure. This way, cities and mobility providers not only have a solid planning basis, but can also communicate online for the first time:

  1. The two bike stations in Hanover were able to increase their capacity thanks to the Rydies "Park Manager" software. Customers can see live availability online from home.
  2. We recorded more than 40 Bike + Ride stations for the Hannover region with our smartphone application "Rydies Collect Mobile". Our partner, the ADFC Hannover, only needed a few minutes per station for station information, images, GPS location, etc. After that, the data was automatically available online in the Station Manager management system for the region.
  3. The pilot project with the city of Dortmund records the condition of the bike paths as well as the bicycle parking areas in order to record damage and road conditions.

6.       Strong market growth
The market environment is increasingly improving for Rydies. The market for short-distance mobility is growing very strongly. Car manufacturers and suppliers are investing massively in bicycle and short-distance mobility. Integrated mobility solutions are becoming more and more established, and the pressure on cities to promote alternative solutions to car mobility continues to grow. In this blog article, Companisto provides an overview of the market and developments.

Several questions from Companists also showed that the business model requires explanation. Rydies acts as a link between highly fragmented mobility services on the one hand and a steadily growing demand for bicycle mobility on the other. Rydies does not actively engage with end consumers; instead, it provides its respective business partners with data and functionalities that these, in turn, pass on to their customers = end consumers through their own communication channels.


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Rydies will continue its successful activities with more customers in the 1st quarter of 2019. The Companist community will find out who this will be through our investor updates or alternatively through the press.

We are looking forward to the final spurt with you and will continue to answer your questions promptly.


With kind regards,

Your team at Rydies


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