Entrepreneur

#2: Ali Zahid

Humayun Khan
July 31, 2020
40
 MIN
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Entrepreneur
July 31, 2020
40
 MIN

#2: Ali Zahid

Former Co-Founder & COO, Vanhawks (YC W15)

Ali is currently the Director of Partnerships at Unsplash and former co-founder of Vanhawks, a Y Combinator-backed startup that made the world's first smart carbon fibre bike.
Founded in 2014, the company ran a highly-successful Kickstarter campaign raising $820,000 for its Valour smart bike, a smart bike featuring bluetooth to connect to a user’s smartphone for directions and LED indicators and raised $1.6 million from Real Ventures the following year. The Vanhawks Valour network had riders in as many as 42 countries, with nearly 1,000 bikes sold and was acquired by Warren Industries.


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Music Credits
Intro/Outro Music:
Track: Nimesh Tandey - Floating Spell
Music provided by Mr. Pantomath https://youtu.be/NzTMSlRVpvM
Transition Music:
Cheese (Prod. by Lukrembo)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3w9yoN7wk4

Episode Transcript

Humayun Khan
Designer & Storyteller

I'm a product designer that consults with startups and enterprise software companies to pay for my fiction writing habit. My debut novel is coming out in 2022 courtesy of Penguin Teen.