#2: Ali Zahid, Co-Founder & COO, Vanhawks (YC W15)
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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.






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 
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