Taco Carlier - Founder & CEO @VanMoof
Taco Carlier, founded bike-meets-tech company VanMoof together with his brother Ties in 2009 with the aim of getting the next billion people on bikes. Their background in industrial design engineering and lack of background in the bike industry allowed them to completely flip the concept of a city bike.
VanMoof is now a global, leading e-bike brand creating electric city bikes full of integrated tech, designed to remove all barriers to give you the most effortless city from A to B experience. Over the years they have won numerous awards, including the Red Dot Design and Fast Company Innovation by Design awards.
Today, VanMoof has over 130.000 riders worldwide, selling their bikes direct to riders online and through their 9 brand stores worldwide.