Charlie Depman grew up in Connecticut, then went to college in Canada - pursuing environmental studies. His first job out of college was to be the Asia regional coordinator for an environment NGO, or non-government organization. He writes short sci-fi stories, and as he was learning to code, he discovered that he could now create these future stories with code, rather than just write them. He's been into bicycles since his first trip to China, prior to college - and has bought, built and used many different types of bikes... including an ice bike with metal studded tires.
Chinmay Malaviya grew up in New Delhi with engineers as parents - so math and science was always a thing growing up. He ended up doing his undergrad in Singapore, studying computer science. Funny enough, he is the trained engineer in his current venture. After trying out big companies and computer research early on in his career, he realized that he didn't like either one. He took the leap into the startup world with Food Panda, and eventually got involved with Lime, the popular micro mobility platform. At Lime, Chinmay was exposed to the environmental challenges we are facing as a society, especially around transportation.
Charlie & Chinmay got together early in 2020, with a shared passion for reducing transportation related emissions by creating the one stop e-mobility shop - complete with a marketplace and vetting system for the best micro mobility options available.
This is the creation story of RidePanda.
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