Richard Corbett Leaves Bird Rides Inc.

Adrian J Cotterill, Editor-in-Chief

In August 2018 we wrote that former Eyetease entrepreneur Richard Corbett joined Bird as Head of UK and Ireland for Bird but it seems that only 18 months later he’s out.

Bloomberg wrote that since launching in London in 2018, the venture capital-backed startup has struggled to deploy its scooter-rental business as a result of tight regulation.

For some reason Richard Corbett blamed Brexit and was quoted as saying “It’s not for a lack of government wanting to change the law, but the political climate, There’s nothing more I think I can do personally to make things move quicker”.

Mind you, a proper spokesman for Bird in the U.K. declined to comment. Despite being banned in the U.K., the startup still has a small office based in London.

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