Australian Electric Scooter Startup Completes Successful Crowdfunding
The Australian electric scooter, Raine One came into the limelight a few months ago and immediately captured the attention of scooter lovers in Australia and across the world. This electric scooter stands out above the rest due to its innovative features and fantastic price. The Raine One is equipped with premium-grade features that make it comfortable, safe and durable. It is the perfect alternative for commuters and urban dwellers who prefer not to use public transport or drive a car in the city. The Raine One balances performance, safety, comfort, and range.
To get the electric scooter into the hands of as many people as possible, and at a competitive price, the Raine team decided to launch the Raine One through a Kickstarter campaign. The team are no strangers to Kickstarter and have seen the benefits of the crowdfunding platform first-hand. The crowdfunding platform not only helped the team gain financial backing, it also gave them invaluable insight into their backers’ needs and wants – feedback which they’ve been able to implement in the final design of the Raine One.
The Kickstarter campaign was launched on November 11 last year and hit its Kickstarter funding goal in a mere 43 minutes. With over $400,000 USD raised, it also became the highest earning electric vehicle Kickstarter campaign.
The incredible success of the Raine One Kickstarter campaign shows just how much interest there is for this new electric scooter.
The team behind Raine
Raine was founded in Melbourne by three experienced entrepreneurs: James Murphy, Marc Alexander and Michelle Mannering. The trio teamed up to create a product that would revolutionize the electric scooter industry, with each member bringing a unique set of skills and experience to the team.
Marc Alexander, Co-founder and CEO
Marc is a passionate and experienced business and technology leader in smart-embedded products and consumer electronics. He has brought his vast global experience in technology to Raine in order to help redefine transportation globally. Marc is also currently Chief Product and Technology Officer at LIFX, the largest global manufacturer of smart lights.
James Murphy, Co-founder and Design Engineer
James Murphy is the brains behind this amazing product. He started tinkering on a new electric scooter in his garage in Melbourne after he realized that the Australian market did not have an electric scooter that had all the features he was looking for. He has also co-founded BajaBoard, a company that produces the best all-terrain motorized skateboard. James brings his vast experience in design and innovation to Raine.
Michelle Mannering, Head of Partnerships and Events
Michelle is a self-described ‘Hackathon Queen’ who is passionate about computer programming and esports in Australia. Her passion for innovation has led her to win many awards for her remarkable work. She’s been named Dell Young Hero Entrepreneur of the Year and was a finalist for Telstra’s Business Woman of the Year award. Michelle is also an experienced content producer in the realms of technology and brings her vast experience in science and communications to Raine.
Features and benefits of the Raine One
Power and range
The Raine One can hit top speeds of up to 31mph. Its highly efficient motor enables you to ride up to 25 miles before needing to recharge, meaning more time riding and less time charging.
The Raine One’s frame is made with high-strength, but lightweight carbon fibre and aluminium materials. Weighing approximately 27lbs, the electric scooter can easily be carried when not in use. Couple the lightweight frame with a powerful motor, the Raine One can climb uphill with ease.
The Raine One is equipped with a powerful 500-600W battery that can charge approximately 12 miles (80%) of range in as little as 2 hours. It takes about 5 hours to charge the battery fully.
Excellent safety features
The Raine One is equipped with soft high-grip airless tires that prevent slipping even in wet conditions. The electric scooter is also equipped with a sophisticated ABS braking and poly-shock suspension that makes the ride safer and smoother. The programmable LED lights help to maximize visibility even on the darkest of nights.
This electric scooter also features an X-fold system, which means the Raine One can be easily folded down and stored. Couple this convenient folding system with Raine’s lightweight frame makes this electric scooter incredibly easy to carry.
The Raine One is built for comfort. Some of the features that help to enhance comfort include heated handlebars, which enable you to arrive at your destination with warm hands. This electric scooter also features a wide deck for better balance and stability.
The Raine One is an electric scooter that ticks all the boxes, and following the success of their Kickstarter campaign, it is only a matter of time before the Raine One is a regular fixture in your city.