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Business Roundtable with Matt Battaglia

The show where Entrepreneurs, High Level Executives, Business Owners, and Investors come to share insight and ideas about the future of business.

BRT 2.0 looks at the new trends in business, and how classic industries are evolving. We Profile the current Players weekly in an Interview format to give you an inside look, to learn from their own experiences.

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Sep 21, 2022

Delfast Bikes - Eco Friendly Long Range Electric Bikes w/ Daviel Tonkopi

- BRT S03 EP46 (145) 9-18-2022

 

What We Learned This Week

  • Delfast E Bikes – smart bike, connects to E Bike, range of 220 miles on 1 charge, & speed of 50 mph, can drive on all different terrain 
  • E Bike is a Ukraine Co, w/ HQ in Los Angeles, and customers worldwide
  • Eco friendly & silent, great for high traffic areas, cut down on air pollution

 

Guest: Daniel Tonkopi, CEO, Founder, Chairman Delfast Bikes

https://us.delfastbikes.com/

 

 

DanielTonkopi is founder and chief executive officer of Delfast, Inc. Daniel is a serial entrepreneur with more than 20 years of successful business experience. His previous entrepreneurial endeavors include best.ua, a Ukrainian business reviews service; X-Rift, an augmented reality mobile game; and Million Dollar Startup, a Kyiv-based startup school.

In 2014, Daniel set out to transform the future of transportation and combat climate change with Delfast’s innovative E-bikes. He has since grown the company into a disruptive global e-bike leader that holds a Guinness World Record for greatest distance (228 miles) traveled on a single charge. In addition to Delfast, Daniel also serves as a business and entrepreneurial mentor for MiniBoss School, Startup Ukraine, and the Central Asia FLEX business program. He is an author, a former radio host, and is a dynamic and sought-after speaker inspiring entrepreneurs and sustainability enthusiasts globally at more than 50 conferences to date. Daniel holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Economic Relations from Kazakh Economic University.

 

Delfast Bikes

ECO-FRIENDLY - No air emissions and subsequently ― negative impact on environment.

SIGNIFICANT RANGE - In-house developed Battery Management System allows to travel up to 370 km on a single charge.

RELATIVELY CHEAP - We help to save your money for expensive fuel and insurance.

LESS STRESS, MORE FREE TIME - Delfast bike is the best choice to avoid annoying traffic jams.

CONVENIENCE - You can easily switch on bicycle mode and do sports when you want; and use e-bike mode when you are tired.

 

TECH FEATURES 

  • Developed by a team of professional designers and engineers, Delfast e-bikes offer state-of-the-art technology unlike anything else on the market.
  • Patented Battery Management System, motor controller and other components work together, increasing the mileage by 30%.
  • Integrated smart energy recuperation technology makes the engine more powerful and regenerates energy while breaking.
  • Mobile App & Personal web-account to stay connected and analyze GPS, speed, telemetrics and other data. Smart security system and alarm for added safety.
  • Patented IoT module uses our proprietary software and mobile application to analyze data for system optimization and increased efficiency.

 

 

 

Notes:

Delfast Bikes

Partner: Serhii Denysenko, Co-Founder/ COO, Board Member

Serhii Dovhopolyi, Chief Revenue Officer, CTO, Board Member

 

Seg 1

The company is from Ukraine, and moved to California in 2021. It was originally created as a one hour delivery service. They delivered retail items that were small and could fit in a cooler type back pack, like smart phones laptops. They had to determine a good way to deliver the goods. Cars equal traffic and maintenance so they were not a good option, neither were motorcycles.

They decided to use electric bikes or E bikes. Bought an E bike from Asia that claim to have an 80 mile range on a battery charge. When they started using it for business it turned out that the E bike died after 25 miles, and the manufacturer said you have to use the pedals to get that range. This is not going to be acceptable and still fast needed on 150 mile range.

E bike has become very popular in the last 5 to 7 years, since circa 2015. Worldwide there is a shift to E bikes, particularly in China where they have banned motorcycles because of air pollution. Dell fast bike has a range of 220 miles on one charge, and can go 50 mph. Can be used for all sorts of tasks.

Seg 2

Delfast has police departments as clients, and companies like Huber eats. E bike is very simple to use and you can charge it with normal power outlet. Takes five hours to charge the battery in fall, you can get a 40% charge in one hour. Need charging, as not useful if you had to swap the battery. Industrial type bike which works on many types of roads.

Daniel originally from Kelly Sica Stan, in the old Soviet Union. Grew up with a heavy CO2 smog issue, lots of environmental issues. His father was a professor of ecology and trying to help the environment.

Dell fast assault E bikes worldwide from Kyiv in the Ukraine. They were studying the sales analytics and saw that 80% of the sales was in the US, and a further breakdown showed 50% of that was in California alone. Then an additional 15% going to the EU. They decided to move closer where their main clientele was, California.

Seg 3

Dell fast E bike supply chain works from China for assembly to Ukraine for the frame, spare parts from China, and finally assembly and software done in Los Angeles. The battery for the E bike comes from Samsung or LG. Dell fast working on three models, and their current top model costs $6999.

They are developing a lower-priced shorter range model, that will go 80 miles on a battery charge and 30 mph, plus be lighter at 140 pounds. Dell fast is a battery plus tech company, who have created a smart bike. The E bike can be connected to your phone, use GPS, connect to the Internet, and even can be located if stolen. The E bike could have many uses and potential clients in the future, worldwide, an example could be Rangers at Yosemite national Park. The E bike is silent and eco-friendly.

Seg 4

Dell fast would like to have a factory in the US. Currently working on series a funding round of 20 million. The E bike company has had three times growth in the last year. It is privately run, and had raised equity crowd funding round of 3.4 million in Ukraine. The breakdown on this was 300 investors, giving checks of $10,000 each.

Currently their R&D and HQ is in Los Angeles California. They need to raise more money to scale. The company is run by the two partners Danielle and Sergei. They have also had angel investors from Ukraine. They have raised 2 million of the 20 million so far. Fundraising has been delayed because of the war in Ukraine.

Competition in the E bikes is currently coming from bicycle companies like red power or cowboy. Harley Davidson also has produced an E bike under the brand life wire. This E bike is very expensive at $20-$30,000.

Daniel predicts will be a shift of land vehicles to all electric within 10 years. Currently in the news we see California politicians are looking to move state transportation to all E vehicles, banning gas cars by the 2030s. There’s an electric car company out of Vietnam then fast. Canada also looking to go to zero admissions by 2050.

 

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