The MATE founder story - how the coolest eBike came to life - MATE.bike

About us

Mate.bike is a Copenhagen-based startup founded in 2016 by the siblings Christian Adel Michael and Julie Kronstrøm Carton who want to engage today’s challenges of dense traffic congestion, climate change and health issues in general by creating unique, fun and afordable electric bicycles. Christian has an entrepreneurial background with vast experience in procurement, sourcing and e-commerce, whereas Julie has an academic background as an Associate Partner at Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies, just as she has worked with sustainable solutions and urban planning.

By making eBikes cool, sexy, practical and affordable, we wish to take bicycling global as the preferred mode of transportation for more people in urban areas. In the summer of 2016 we launched the original MATE on Indiegogo and successfully crowdfunded USD 6,8 millions. In July 2018, we launched our second crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to fund the new MATE X. This campaign has raised more than USD 13 millions, making it the most successful European crowdfunding campaign in history.