CO-FOUNDER & CEO
David is a multi-skilled experienced entrepreneur that has run and led several businesses including software and medical companies. His business savvy is equal to his Australian sense of humor. Some say his sense of humor is excellent…or is it avant-garde? You’ll know soon enough. On top of that, he’s a coffee expert, an excellent community manager, an inspiring leader commonly referred as the Wolf of Neihu for his out-of-the-beaten-path insights and business intelligence. This is the CEO you wanna have.
CO-FOUNDER & CHIEF EXECUTIVE ENGINEER
Mikael is the genius in disguise, an inventor, one of a kind. He looks like your neighborhood good guy, but he’s the brain that would rival Einstein’s. He has a fascination for banana species -his favourite being Cavendish-; woodcuting including joinery machining, sewing, designing pedal kayaks, ice-boats and eventually mechanical engineering. Give this guy a screw diver and a hammer and he’ll bring you to the moon. Waving and smiling on demand are two of his key skills, but he can also build a 4 wheel e-bike that looks like a car (PodRide, yes!) from scracth by himself. Side note: big names have either failed or being reluctant to tackle such complexity. As we said, the average neighborhood guy. Last but no the least, Mikael can crack-up very awesome “yokes” at unexpected times. No, not jokes. “Yokes”. Ask anybody, it’s true. Nobody does jokes better than Mikael: “that’s why he came-up with PodRide” some say. Well, that’s a yoke we all want, innit?
MARKETING GURU & SUPPLY MANAGER
Antoine is a swagg frenchman that has worked and lived in Asia for four years: China, Korea, Singapore and Taiwan have no secrets for him anymore. His past experiences encompass the quirkiness of those millenials dudes: amongst them Marketing Project Manager for a smart farming company; trading, sourcing and product development in China; and ultimately chilling on the world’s outdoor terraces with a cup of specialty coffee. He even has a fancy Master’s degree in International & Cross-Cultural Management (or is it interplanetary?) while being capable of speaking the most noble language (French, yes!). He also can pull ghetto to go full-on into verbal battles butchering English, Spanish and gangster Mandarin Chinese. All things considered, he’s the Jack-Of-All-Trades, including marketing, filmmaking, websiting and sourcing. He’s calling himself a proactive intrapreneur because it’s cool and it sells well to recruiters. Sometimes, he actually is what he claims to be. Further investigations on this matter have to be conducted… Eventually, his sense of humor is only made accessible to the privileged ones. Will you be one of them?
PETIT MECHANICAL ENGINEER
His patronym has much in common with the world renowned King Julian, and his face looks alike a grown-up Kinder boy. But don’t get fooled. He’s our Fred. The Fred. Fredie Fredo. He’s the guy that sees the world in many dimensions, his favourite being 2D. Before he joined PodRide, rumors said that Fred was running a family hashbrown company, but this still has to be confirmed. Fred can speak Tinder Chinese with a Beijing-ish accent and is an excellent little brat when it comes to bring insightful updates onto the latest engineering trends. Yes indeed he graduated from the very much renowned University of Canterbury and has been involved in many innovative engineering projets, including working in Shenzhen as a designer for a patent/technology company; so he almost knows it all. Side note: he often is unintellegible for the common people, but that’s what makes a genius a genius right? Oh, we weren’t referring to his engineering skills, but to his Kiwi accent. Despite his pronounciation, he is a valuable asset to the team. Ask anyone, it’s true. We all know it’s going to be Mikael first, but can we please say, Fred second?
Clas is an Inventor, Electrical and Mechanical Designer & Coder, with more than 80 patents to his name for his designs and inventions – for real. His weird passion is to design complete systems from concept, through architecture and actual schematics, PCB layout and firmware, as well as designing super clever mechanical enclosures and instrumentation. Wow! This jargon just got you convinced right? Well, that’s not it. Beyond his engineering talents, Clas is fluent in Chinese, Taiyu (a Chinese dialect), Danish, English, German, Norwegian and Swedish. He’s the guy we’ll send North when the winter’s coming. He’s also the one that can really rival David’s jokes but rumors have spread about a possible joint-venture that would eventually bring Humor forward (with a capital “H” indeed) . A small step for them, a great one for human kind. And a tremendous asset for PodRide.