— 5 Jul 2021, 10:00 by Daniel Dear
We are excited to welcome MATEbike for a 3-week pop-up store from unit 18 at BOXPARK Shoreditch.
MATE. is a Copenhagen-based company founded by siblings Christian Adel Michael and Julie Kronstrøm Carton to shake up today’s transportation scene through the sleekest, most versatile, foldable electric bike on the market.
To find out more, we caught up with the team...
Tell us about yourself...
MATE. is a Copenhagen-based startup founded by siblings Christian Adel Michael and Julie Kronstrøm Carton.
In 2016, MATE. came to shake up today’s transportation scene by designing the sleekest, fastest, most versatile, foldable eBike on the market. They launched what would become the most successful European crowdfunding campaign ever. Today, thousands of riders have endorsed the MATE. movement.
Our ambition is to combine both innovation and personal expression in a new form. We want to imagine better, more convenient ways to travel and create new models that are enriched with smarter tech and enhanced flexibility. A MATE. to complement your every mood, riding need and vibe.
With his vast experience in procurement, sourcing and e-commerce, Christian’s entrepreneurial background helps MATE. deliver cutting edge products to the market. Julie’s academic background as an Associate Partner at Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies and expertise in sustainable solutions and urban planning guide their overall goals to address traffic congestion, climate change and health issues.
Our mission is to encourage a global community of riders to take on the world head-first and authentically express themselves. To tackle the challenges of today. Embrace the magic in the ordinary. Dream bigger. Because it’s more than a bike. It’s a movement.
Which song best sums up your brand?
Man in the Mirror - Michael Jackson
What can we expect from your stay at BOXPARK?
We are bringing our beautiful bikes to BOXPARK Shoreditch where you can ride the future of ebikes - the electric kool ride on a MATE.
We are inviting all our MATEs down to grab a drink, enjoy the sun and try the thrill of a MATE bike.
Which item from your current menu is your favourite?