Bird says he did not follow through on his COVID-19 government loan request.

Bird

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Bird denied receiving a US government loan to help him cross COVID-19[feminine. Ses déclarations font suite aux informations de lundi selon lesquelles le entreprise de scooters électriques a reçu entre 5 et 10 millions de dollars dans le cadre du programme de protection des chèques de paie du gouvernement en avril. CNBC et The Verge a trouvé Bird dans les données publiées lundi par l’administration Trump dans le cadre de sa plan de relance économique contre les coronavirus en vertu de la loi CARES, mais Bird dit qu’il n’a pas donné suite à sa demande de prêt.

“Bird a décidé de ne pas aller de l’avant avec PPP b/c nous avions l’impression que l’argent était plus nécessaire pour les petites entreprises locales“, a tweeté Travis VanderZanden, fondateur de Bird. “[We] did not receive loan money. “

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According to VanderZanden, Bird had started an app with Citi “early”, but decided not to go all the way on April 23. “It appears that Citi initiated an application pending our decision on whether to officially apply… They confirmed that the temporary application was canceled that evening. And never submitted. “

Bird said it was “listed in error” in government data released on Monday, and is find out why it was included in the list.

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