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With new Partner Colin Hanna, and Shikha Ahluwalia as Associate, Balderton puts down roots in Berlin

As of now, one fo the UK’s biggest and most active tech VCs has a new partner. Principal Colin Hanna has spearheaded several of Balderton’s deals in the past couple of years, and has now been appointed a Partner. But there’s a twist to this plot. He will be officially based in Berlin (where he’s lived since 2019), thus giving the VC a more powerful reach, being based, as it is, solely in London. Hanna said: “Having been with Balderton for five years, I am humbled to now call my mentors my Partne...
Tags: TC, Hong Kong, Europe, Balderton Capital, UK, Technology, London, Finance, Germany, Berlin, India, Tech, Ceo, Companies, United Kingdom, Jp Morgan

VanMoof and Apple Spent Nine Months Working to Integrate E-Bikes Into Apple's Find My Ecosystem

Last week, Apple announced the launch of its Find My network accessory program, allowing compatible third-party accessories to be tracked in the ‌Find My‌ app right alongside Apple devices. The first products that work with the Find My app will include the new Chipolo item tracker, new Belkin earbuds, and two electric bikes from VanMoof. Given that VanMoof is based in the Netherlands, Dutch website iCulture's editor-in-chief Gonny van der Zwaag was able to get some early hands-on time with th...
Tags: Apple, Mac, San Francisco, Netherlands, Belkin, Vanmoof, Find My, Find My Network Accessory Program, VanMoof Given, Gonny van der Zwaag, Van der Zwaag, Job Stehmann, Apple Stehmann, Stehmann Given, Stehmann, My Network Accessory Program This

Apple extends Find My support to third-party vendors including Belkin, Dutch bike maker VanMoof, and Chipolo

Expensive bike, earpods can now be tracked from inside the walled garden An upgrade to Apple's Find My app has added support for devices from third-party manufacturers including gadget-tracking startup Chipolo, Belkin, and niche Dutch bike maker VanMoof.…
Tags: Apple, Software, Belkin, Vanmoof, Chipolo, Chipolo Belkin

VanMoof E-Bikes Gain Find My Integration as Belkin Prepares to Launch Find My SOUNDFORM Earbuds

Apple has a trio of manufacturers lined up with new products that are able to integrate with the Find My app, including Chipolo's item trackers, Belkin's SOUNDFORM earbuds, and e-bikes from VanMoof. Starting today, new S3 and E3 electric bikes ordered from VanMoof will be compatible with the ‌Find My‌ app, and will be able to be tracked using ‌Find My‌ right alongside Apple devices. Once connected to the ‌Find My‌ app, a VanMoof S3 or X3 bike will be listed in the "Items" tab on the ‌Find My...
Tags: Apple, Qi, Belkin, Vanmoof, Chipolo, Find My, VanMoof Starting

E-bikes and earbuds among the first third-party hardware to support Apple’s Find My tracking

Yesterday we noted that Apple launched a new Find My Certification Asst. app, designed to test support for third-party hardware. Find My, of course, has been a long-standing feature for Apple’s own hardware like iPhones, AirPods and Macs, but back at WWDC, the company announced plans to open it up to manufactures. Today the company made official its Find My Network Accessory program, and unveiled a handful of hardware that will take advantage of the new Made for iPhone (MFi)-affiliated offering....
Tags: Apple, Apps, Hardware, Tech, Belkin, Vanmoof, Find My, Ultra Wideband, Find My Network Accessory

Apple Announces Find My Network With Support for Third-Party Devices

Apple today announced the launch of its Find My network accessory program, which is designed to allow third-party Bluetooth devices to be tracked in the ‌Find My‌ app right alongside your Apple devices. According to Apple, the first accessory companies to take advantage of the new ‌Find My‌ integration include Belkin, Chipolo, and VanMoof, with devices set to be available beginning next week. VanMoof's newest S3 and X3 e-bikes will integrate with ‌Find My‌, as will Belkin's Soundform Freedom...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Belkin, Vanmoof, Soundform Freedom True Wireless Earbuds, Belkin Chipolo, Bob Borchers Apple, Worldwide Product Marketing Now

This Dutchman builds e-bikes according to Elon Musk's philosophy, and is heading for $120 million in sales

More and more cities are redesigning streets near city centers in favor of cyclists. Demand for e-bikes is growing rapidly. Dutch e-bike startup Vanmoof, which expects sales of 100 million euros by 2020, is benefiting from this. When it comes to design and sales strategy, the founder takes inspiration from Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. This is an automated machine translation of an article published by Business Insider in a different language. Machine ...
Tags: Apple, Europe, Balderton Capital, Elon Musk, London, Germany, Berlin, San Francisco, Trends, Tesla, Amsterdam, Silicon Valley, Jony Ive, Musk, Bosch, Vanmoof

As e-bikes boom, FuroSystems raises its first venture funding round ahead of a new model launch

With COVID-19 making commuters switch to bikes, and cities wanting cleaner air, the e-bike revolution is only just getting started. Further evidence of this is the news that today British e-bike manufacturer FuroSystems has closed its first institutional venture funding round of £750,000 with participation by TSP Ventures and European impact investment bank, ClearlySo, as well as a number of angel investors. Not unlike the ‘new wave’ of startup e-bike makers such as VanMoof and Cowboy, London-ba...
Tags: TC, Europe, UK, Tech, Portugal, European Space Agency, Vanmoof, Chris Smith, Shimano, Bristol Robotics Laboratory, Wertheimer, Aventa, FuroSystems, TSP Ventures, Cowboy London, Eliott Wertheimer

E-bike subscription service Dance closes $17.7M Series A, led by HV Holtzbrinck Ventures

Three months on since the former founders of SoundCloud launched their e-bike subscription service, Dance they are today announcing the close of a $17.7 million (€15 million) Series A funding round led by one of the larger European VCs, HV Holtzbrinck Ventures. Founded by Eric Quidenus-Wahlforss (ex-Soundcloud), Alexander Ljung (ex-Soundcloud) and Christian Springub (ex-Jimdo), Dance has ambitions to offer its all-inclusive service subscription package into expanded markets across Europe a...
Tags: Apple, TC, Europe, UK, Berlin, Cowboy, US, Tech, Eu, European Union, Smartphone, Dance, Bicycles, United States, United Kingdom, Transport

10 things in tech you need to know today

Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty Images; Clancy Morgan/Business Insider Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Thursday. Sign up here to get this email in your inbox every morning.Trump said he's not ready to sign off on a TikTok deal as his administration reportedly pushes for majority US ownership. The Wall Street Journal reported that ByteDance had sought to keep its controlling share of the social media app in a deal it pitched to US officials this week.Twitter took 30 minutes ...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Spotify, Okta, US, Trends, Fbi, Kanye West, Arizona, Tokyo, SEC, App Store, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal

After lockdowns lead to an e-bike boom, VanMoof raises $40M Series B to expand globally

E-bike startup VanMoof, has raised a $40 million investment from Norwest Venture Partners, Felix Capital and Balderton Capital. The Series B financing comes after a $13.5 million investment in May. The funding brings VanMoof’s total raised to $73 million and furthers the e-bike brand’s ultimate mission of getting the next billion on bikes. The Series B funding will be used to meet the increased demand, shorten delivery times and build a suite of rider service solutions. It also aims to ...
Tags: TC, Europe, Balderton Capital, Japan, Tech, Supply Chains, Bicycles, Cycling, Transport, North America, Felix Capital, Balderton, Vanmoof, Norwest Venture Partners, Norwest, North America Europe

Vanmoof S3 review: Affordable electric style

Vanmoof's is best known for its iconic design, but the company's new S3 ebike is also a great value.
Tags: Trends, Bikes, Electric Bike, Ebike, Vanmoof, Emerging Tech

Review: Handsome and nippy, new VanMoof e-bikes could be the shape of cities to come

I have to admit, I was an e-bike virgin. Sure, I’d tried out Uber’s Jump bikes and similar e-bikes, but these are more like normal bikes “with a little extra help.” So when I was offered the chance to try out the new VanMoof S3, an e-bike that has literally been built from the ground up, I was excited at how different the experience might be. Perhaps more significantly, I had a particular task in mind for it. In the current COVID-19 pandemic much has been made of cities being transformed into...
Tags: Reviews, TC, Transportation, Uber, Europe, Milan, London, Bluetooth, Berlin, New York City, Cowboy, Tech, Smartphone, Taiwan, Bicycles, United States

France bans e-bike commercial

France has just banned a commercial for a Dutch bicycle over concerns that the commercial creates a “climate of fear” about cars. The ad, which has been aired on both Dutch and German television, is apparently worrying France’s advertising regulation authority, as they believe the ad unfairly discredits the automobile industry. The ad, for the VanMoof e-bike, features a shiny black car reflecting images of chimneys, flashing emergency lights, and traffic jams. The car then melts and transfor...
Tags: Travel, Climate Change, France, Advertising, Cars, Bikes, Cycling, All, Vanmoof, e-Bike, Stéphane Martin, Taco Carlier, Climate Of Fear, Régulation Professionnelle de la Publicité ARPP

France bans VanMoof’s edgy ebike advert for being ‘anti-car’

A television advert from VanMoof, an ebike maker based in the cycling motherland of the Netherlands, has been banned on French TV for a surprisingly contradictory reason. The 45 second ad, which was released earlier this month, pictures a futuristic looking car melting into the ether, as sounds and images of congestion, police cars, riots, crisis, and protest play over the top. For the times we live in, it’s poignant stuff — but it seems too powerful for the French. Check it out below: According...
Tags: Startups, France, Cars, Netherlands, Shift, Vanmoof, eBikes, Plugged, Adformatie

Cars Reflect the Rat Race of The Past in VanMoof’s first TV Commercial

London-based creative production company, Builders Club and VanMoof, the globally celebrated Dutch brand for high performance e-bikes, launch the brand’s first TV commercial - ‘Reflections’. The campaign aims to convey the brand’s future-facing identity with a clear message - there is a new agenda for travel and commuting, it’s time for cleaner air and greener cities.Hailed by The Verge as 'Better than the best, and less expensive too' VanMoof's e-bikes have been amassing popularity world wide f...
Tags: Technology, London, Germany, Advertising, Netherlands, Vanmoof, TVC, Lyra, Builders Club, Jackie Lomax, Adelphoi Music, Lauren Egen Creative Producer at Builders Club, ClubProduction Company

Vanmoof: Online Live Launch Event

Cycling is undergoing a HUGE boom during the C-19 crisis as lifestyles and modes of travel are changing. Dutch bike meets tech company VanMoof is at the forefront of this cycling revolution, but it's a challenge to launch a new product and physically get it in front of press, influencers and fans during lockdown. To launch its new S3 and X3 series VanMoof worked with digital experience and design studio Resn to create an interactive launch event, virtually, combining audio, vi...
Tags: Advertising, Vanmoof, Resn

VanMoof raises $13.5M to capitalize on e-bike boom in wake of COVID-19

VanMoof, the Dutch e-bike startup which launched in 2009, is now officially a “scale-up” after attracting a €12.5M / $13.5M investment from London VC Balderton Capital and SINBON Electronics, the Taiwan-based electronics manufacturer which is its bike assembly partner. The funds will be used for international expansion, following the launch of the new electric VanMoof S3 and X3 bikes. The announcement comes at a fortuitous time. Cities all over Europe are gingerly emerging from lockdown during t...
Tags: TC, Europe, UK, Milan, London, Berlin, New York City, Cowboy, Tech, Taiwan, Manhattan, Tokyo, Philadelphia, Brussels, GreenTech, Index Ventures

VanMoof introduces new S3 and X3 electric bikes

VanMoof is releasing a new generation of its electric bike. In many ways, the VanMoof S3 and its smaller version the VanMoof X3 are refined versions of the VanMoof Electrified S2 and X2. It features an updated motor, hydraulic brakes and a familiar design. If you’re not familiar with VanMoof bikes, the company has been building electric bikes with some smart features, such as an anti-theft system. There’s an integrated motion detector combined with an alarm, a GPS chip and cellular connectivity....
Tags: Gadgets, Tech, Vanmoof

Angell is a smart bike with an integrated display

Meet Angell, a new smart bike from a French startup led by Marc Simoncini who is mostly known for founding Meetic. The company is announcing its first electric-bike today. And the goal is to make an e-bike that is smarter than everything out there. “We dedicate half of public space to cars even though cars only represent 12% of trips,” Angell founder and CEO Marc Simoncini told me. And according to the company’s data, only 2% of people use bikes to move around a city in France, compared to 31...
Tags: Startups, Gadgets, Europe, France, Germany, Tech, Netherlands, France Newsletter, Marc Simoncini, Vanmoof, Angell, Simoncini

Bikes Cosplay As Flatscreen TVs to Limit Shipping Damage

I love this. Bike retailer Vanmoof noticed that a lot of the bikes they shipped to customers in the US arrived damaged. Figuring that package handlers would be more gentle if they thought they were moving fragile electronics, they started printing an illustration of a flatscreen TV on their packages. That small tweak had an outsized impact. Overnight our shipping damages dropped by 70-80%. We sell 80% of our bicycles online, which means we still print TVs on our boxes. More than 60,000 of the...
Tags: US, Vanmoof, Jason Kottke

Clever Package Design Trickery: Bike Company Prints Flatscreen TVs on Shipping Cartons, Reduces Damage by 70%-80%

Dutch bicycle manufacturer VanMoof makes high-quality electric bicycles for urban markets. Already a hit back home, in 2015 they began shipping their bikes to the U.S., and ran into a problem: "A lot of them were arriving to their new customers damaged," the company writes. "Annoying for them and expensive for us. We couldn't say for certain, but US handlers didn't seem to take as much care as we'd hoped."The design team talked the problem through: Should they design sturdier boxes, or come up w...
Tags: Design, US, Bikes, Packaging, Vanmoof, Ties Carlier

Video: VanMoof’s new electric bike is brilliant but costly

VanMoof makes some of our favorite bikes in the world. We loved the Smart S, so when we had the opportunity to try out the company’s new bike – the Electric Smart 2 (ES2) – we leapt at the chance. Check out the video above to see how we got on. So, VanMoof? A Dutch company formed in 2009 by two brothers, Taco and Ties Carlier. Their aim was to create the ultimate city bike, but recently they’ve been all about one thing: stopping thieves. Over the last few iterations of its bikes, VanMoof has bee...
Tags: Startups, Insider, Vanmoof, Electric Smart, Plugged

Urban commuters can get a pedal boost with two new ebikes from VanMoof

VanMoof announced two new ebikes in the form of the Electrified X2 and S2, which feature motors and battery packs that offer speeds of up to 19 mph and a range of up to 93 miles, with anti-theft and Bluetooth connectivity, too. The post Urban commuters can get a pedal boost with two new ebikes from VanMoof appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Outdoors, News, Fitness, Trends, Cycling, Vanmoof, Health & Fitness, eBikes, Bicylce Commuting

Hands-on: VanMoof’s new bike uses spooky sci-fi sounds to scare thieves

VanMoof – the Amsterdam-based bike company – has launched the Smart series, its new range of two-wheelers. These bikes are the first available on the company’s new subscription service, VanMoof+. It claims that its new advancements, in particular the sound engineering, take us one step closer to a lockless world. Well, for bikes, at least. We went to its offices in Amsterdam to try out the bike and speak with co-founder – and very tall man – Ties Carlier. He said one of the key issues for VanMoo...
Tags: Startups, Gear, Amsterdam, Insider, Vanmoof

18 tech-tastic green gadget gifts

With the ubiquity of smartphone technology and tablets, there's really a little bit of gadget geek in every person on your holiday gift shopping list. Whether your loved ones' wider interests lie in music, photography, gardening or cycling, we've got you covered for green gadget gift ideas for the upcoming season. From a reusable cardboard smartphone amplifier at just $10 -- perfect for the office Secret Santa or hard-to-buy-for teenagers -- to a splurge on an electric bicycle that will knock s...
Tags: Iphone, Ipad, Garden, Gadgets, Design, Fitness Tracker, Watch, Features, Camera, Bicycle, Innovation, Bluetooth Speaker, Speaker, Nest, Fitness Gadget, Wood

18 Tech-tastic Green Gadget Gifts

With the ubiquity of smartphone technology and tablets, there's really a little bit of gadget geek in every person on your holiday gift shopping list. Whether your loved ones' wider interests lie in music, photography, gardening or cycling, we've got you covered for green gadget gift ideas for the upcoming season. From a reusable cardboard smartphone amplifier at just $10 -- perfect for the office Secret Santa or hard-to-buy-for teenagers -- to a splurge on an electric bicycle that will knock s...
Tags: Iphone, Ipad, Garden, Gadgets, Design, Fitness Tracker, Watch, Features, Camera, Bicycle, Innovation, Bluetooth Speaker, Speaker, Nest, Fitness Gadget, Wood

A bike company figured out that 'fragile' labels don't work — so they printed images of TVs on their boxes

If you order a VanMoof bike and the delivery guy show ups with a box that features an image of a TV, don't be alarmed — they didn't get your order wrong. You're just witnessing clever packaging in action. Since early 2016, VanMoof, a Dutch bicycle company, has been shipping its bikes in cardboard boxes with pictures of TVs on their face. Now, in a recent Medium post, VanMoof creative director Bex Rad explains how the bit of trickery was meant to reduce damage. Bikes are generally thought of as m...
Tags: Google, US, Trends, Netherlands, Silicon Valley, Copenhagen, Vanmoof, Rad, Jason Gay

How to reduce damage during shipping: Pretend you are shipping a TV instead of a bike

That's what Vanmoof did, but don't tell anyone.
Tags: Transportation, News, Vanmoof

Bikes shipped in boxes with TV set printed on box suffer less delivery damage

Dutch manufacturer Vanmoof started printing a photo of a TV set on the boxes it uses to ship bikes. Now the bikes arrive at their destination in perfect condition. From Cycling Weekly: “No matter who was doing the shipping, too many of our bikes arrived looking like they’d been through a metal-munching combine harvester. It was getting expensive for us, and bloody annoying for our customers,” creative director Bex Rad wrote on the company’s blog. “Earlier this year our co-founder Ties had a ...
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