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Rethinking urban transportation: the first ever connected carbon fibre bicycle.

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After Misjudging Market, Connected Bike Maker Vanhawks Has Been Resurrected with a New Approach

Tech Vibes • Oct. 18, 2016

Vanhawks, maker of Valour, the world’s first smart carbon fiber bicycle, has resurrected itself with a new marketing plan after coming close to shuttering earlier this year.

Vanhawks raises $1.6M to help put the Valour Smartbike on the road 

TechCrunch • March 4, 2015

Smartbike startup Vanhawks, part of the Y Combinator Winter 2015 class, has raised $1.6 million from Real Ventures, Olympic triathlon gold medallist Simon Whitfield, Brenda Irwin of Relentless Pursuit partners and various angels.

Founders / Key Team

Sohib Zahid
Sohib Zahid
CEO & Co-Founder

Sohaib is a hustler, entrepreneur, and product designer with a "let's get it done" attitude. Prior to starting Vanhawks, he designed a research database to study success rates for BigThunder Orthopaedics. 

Ali Zahid 
Ali Zahid 
COO & Co-Founder

Prior to co-founding Vanhawks, Ali was a marketing executive at the Queen's Startup Summit and representative to the Alma Mater Society at QUeen's University. He is currently responsible for the overall product experience, front-end development and application of Vanhawks. 

Niv Yahel 
Niv Yahel 
CTO & Co-Founder

Niv is a technology enthusiast re-imagining the bike as the co-founder and CTO of Vanhawks