Revel ($GOREVEL), a shared electric scooter company that's already launched in Brooklyn and Washington, D.C., appears to be gearing up operations in Texas. This information was revelaed to us via job listings data, and it comes just hours after Toyota AI Ventures and others infused $27.6 million into the company as part of a Series A round.

Revel CEO Frank Reig has already noted that the new funds would be used to extend its fleet of scooters, but he also noted that it would be used to expand into new markets. At the time, he wouldn't say which markets those would be. However, a new smattering of jobs in "Texas City", Texas began showing up on Revel's careers site in July, and hiring activity appears to be growing there.

The job types are highly indicative of a company spinning up a new operatioins center, too, including customer-facing positions that were added in the past month. Hiring began in August for a Head of Operations and Fleet Manager in "Texas City". Other positions include a General Manager, Service Manager, Mechanics, and, most recently, Lessons Specialists who show new customers how to use the electric mopeds. All in all, the group of jobs certainly indicates that Revel will come to Texas soon.

Title

Posted Date

Lessons Specialist

2019/10/01

Fleet Technician - Texas

2019/08/20

Mechanics - Texas

2019/08/20

Fleet Manager - Texas

2019/08/14

General Manager - Texas

2019/08/14

Head of Operations - Texas

2019/08/14

Service Manager - Texas

2019/08/14

General Manager - Texas

2019/08/12

Service Manager - Texas

2019/08/11

Fleet Manager - Texas

2019/08/09

Head of Operations - Texas

2019/08/09

It's not clear if the "Texas City" mentioned in the new jobs is indeed Texas City, a small coastal town south of Houston, or if it's code for another area like Austin, which would seem at first glance as a more obvious spot for Revel to launch next.

As for other areas, Revel may launch, that still remains to be seen. But with the new capital, it's likely we'll see activity accelerate.

About the Data: 

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