Mobike is a Chinese bicycle-sharing system headquartered in Beijing. It was founded by Beijing Mobike Technology Co., Ltd. and develops mobile apps for users to find and use bicycles to travel. Currently, Mobike is the largest bike-sharing service and operates in over 200 cities and 19 countries around the world, including China. The company was co-founded by Hu Weiwei (胡玮炜), Davis Wang, and Xia Yiping in 2015. It was acquired by Meituan-Dianping in April 2018 for US$2.7 billion.
Hu Weiwei is the founder of Mobike, the world’s first and largest smart bike-sharing company. She established Mobike in 2015, driven by a desire to transform cities by making bikes available to everyone. She was inspired to pursue her vision for the future of bike-sharing after seeing first-hand how technology could change people’s life for the better, during a decade-long career as a journalist covering the technology and transport sectors. Under Weiwei’s guidance, Mobike has adopted a mission to bring more bikes to more cities, using technology to make cycling the most convenient and environmentally-friendly transport choice for urban residents, and to change the way of city life beyond transportation. A native of Dongyang, in China’s Zhejiang Province, she received a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Zhejiang University City College. Before founding Mobike, Ms. Hu founded Geekcar.com, a media company focusing on the latest tech trends in the automotive industry. Prior to Geekcar.com, she worked for SAIC, Tencent and The Beijing News. In 2017, Weiwei has been named one of Fortune Magazine’s “Forty Under Forty".