The investment firm CRV invested in a later round of Bird than it usually does with startups. But partner Saar Gur, who oversaw the investment, says it was worth paying a little more to avoid missing the boat. Gur says today's scooters will be akin to the Ford Model T when we look back in the future. When CRV, a Massachusetts-based venture capital firm, invested in the scooter startup Bird, it was wildly different than many of its other investments. For one, Bird wasn't like anything else in its portfolio.