Venture capitalist Slingshot has invested 4 million euros in Dutch bike manufacturer VanMoof. The investment will let VanMoof meet the ever-increasing international demand for smart bikes.
True business partner
Slingshot’s entrepreneurial approach is a perfect match for VanMoof, which was looking not just for a financial contribution, but also for a true business partner. The companies now combine revolutionary bike design and brand power with a hands-on mentality and a network of successful entrepreneurs. This gives VanMoof the support it needs to conquer the world. Especially since the company is in the right place at the right time, because every major city in the world is investing in cycling infrastructures. The innovative technology embedded in the smart bikes will help congested global cities become efficient, accessible and clean metropoles.
Iconic city bike
The Dutch brothers Taco and Ties Carlier launched the company in 2009 to build the perfect city bike. They designed ‘the world’s smartest city bike’ by stripping out unnecessary parts, improving the essentials, and adding smart technology. VanMoof’s iconic bikes combine integrated design with smart technology to help people move around cities more freely. The company has its own brand stores in Amsterdam, Tokyo, Berlin, Taipei and New York.