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Skarper secures extra £4m in funding for modern click-on, click-off eBike know-how

Skarper, the London-based start-up backed by Olympic legend Sir Chris Hoy, with patented know-how that transforms common bikes into excessive performing eBikes in seconds, has secured an extra £4 million in funding.

That is the second funding spherical in lower than 12 months for the enterprise, bringing the full quantity invested to £8m, supporting the acceleration and scaling of Skarper’s path to market. This newest funding spherical was led by the Starry Group and Mobilitech Capital, alongside a number of enterprise angels.

Skarper is a ground-breaking, click-on, click-off eBike drive system that drives the bike by way of the rear disc brake. With its DiskDrive know-how, Skarper can remodel any bike right into a excessive efficiency, light-weight eBike and again once more in seconds. This primary-of-its type, patent-protected disc-brake drive system has been developed by a London-based start-up in Camden. The corporate made headlines final June when it introduced its invention for the primary time with the information producing tens of 1000’s of enquiries from all over the world.

Six-time Olympic and 11-time World Champion bicycle owner Sir Chris Hoy is a shareholder within the enterprise and has been a part of the event course of from the outset. He mentioned: “I really imagine that is going to make a big impression on the {industry}; folks may have the liberty and adaptability to decide on each time they need electrical help which opens up biking to so many extra folks – one thing I’m extraordinarily obsessed with. I’m blown away by Skarper; it’s a easy, but brilliantly efficient idea and I’m very excited to see it come to market.”

CEO and Co-Founding father of Skarper Ean Brown is happy about what’s to return: “Securing a second funding spherical in lower than 12 months is testomony to how modern and industry-changing Skarper is. We have now acquired a whole lot of distribution requests from all over the world and have a big ready checklist of consumers. The curiosity from {industry} leaders, together with bike element producers and family manufacturers, has exceeded our expectations. Our revolutionary know-how lowers limitations to proudly owning prime quality eBikes and reduces waste.

“In the end, it’s Skarper’s ambition to see a DiskDrive disc brake fitted as normal from the manufacturing unit on tens of millions of bicycles all over the world. With such a optimistic {industry} response, momentum accelerating, important funding and confidence within the enterprise excessive, we sit up for sharing extra thrilling information as this yr progresses.”

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Skarper secures additional £4m in funding for innovative click-on, click-off eBike technology

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