Scooti ride sharing going belly-up?

The Uber-syle Scooti ride-sharing service for scooters which started operations in Melbourne last April has appointed an administrator.

At the time, COO Brett Balsters said that if the Melbourne service was well received, “we will get Sydney going first and then shift our attention on Queensland”.

However, Scooti Motorcycle Taxi Service appointed Deloitte as an external administrator on 4 February 2020.

The first creditors’ meeting will be held at Deloitte in Bourke St, Melbourne, at 9.30pm on Monday (17 February 2020).

We contacted Brett for comment, but did not receive a reply.

Scooti peer-to-peer scooter taxi serviceScooti COO Brett Balsters, CMO Eva Krane and CEO Cameron Nadi

However, when the service launched, Brett said it had taken a “lot of meetings” to sort out safety and other issues with the Victorian Government to get the service started.

Scooti spending

A source tells us the company had indulged in “wild spending, silly spending” and was “unaware of their potential client base”.

In their confidential email, the source also claimed riders were given “pathetic pay”.Scooti ride-sharing scooter service

“Their claims of fair pay and rider bonuses are completely false. No documentation, no rider updates, just nothing. False promise.

“They are shifting into the delivery sector whilst letting the taxi riders down. Most taxi riders have left because the client base is almost non-existent.

“Management lying to riders about promised forthcoming clients that never eventuate.”

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com

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