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

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

That is the second funding spherical in lower than 12 months for the enterprise, bringing the overall 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 expertise, Skarper can rework any bike right into a excessive efficiency, light-weight eBike and again once more in seconds. This primary-of-its variety, 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 hundreds of enquiries from world wide.

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 stated: “I really consider that is going to make a major affect on the {industry}; folks can have the liberty and suppleness 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 come back: “Securing a second funding spherical in lower than 12 months is testomony to how progressive and industry-changing Skarper is. We have now acquired a whole bunch of distribution requests from world wide and have a big ready record of consumers. The curiosity from {industry} leaders, together with bike part producers and family manufacturers, has exceeded our expectations. Our revolutionary expertise 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 customary from the manufacturing facility on tens of millions of bicycles world wide. With such a optimistic {industry} response, momentum accelerating, vital funding and confidence within the enterprise excessive, we stay up for sharing extra thrilling information as this 12 months progresses.”

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