Flip Technologies (RideBlock)

  • Kochi, India
  • FinTechCrowdfunding, Sports, Internet of Things, Wearable

We are focused on developing activity and motion trackers for action sports (Fitbit for skateboards).

Founded:
2014
Stage:
Beta Launched
Market:
B2C

Startup Video

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This awesome little device is like a Fitbit for skateboarders | Business Insider

"This tiny device goes into the truck of your skateboard or longboard and can do all the magic [of skateboard tracking]," said Jibin Jose, CEO and cofounder of FlipMotion

Jan 15, 2016

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This awesome little device is like a Fitbit for skateboarders | Tech Insider

Forget about keeping a count of your steps. How about tracking how you landed your last trick, or the distance you've skated this week? That's what FlipMotion aims to do with RideBlock.

Jan 15, 2016

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RideBlock Tracks Skateboard Tricks From the Bottom of the Board | Tech Times

Oh RideBlock, you had me at skateboard technology. The small device screws into the truck of a board, featuring built-in sensors that track things like tricks, utilizing pattern recognition technology.

Jan 09, 2016

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2014 In Review: Dawn Of The Indian Hardware Startups | http://inc42.com/startups/hardware-startups-2014/

Dec 30, 2014

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Startup Flip Technologies' innovation team in Canada next month | http://www.business-standard.com/article/compan...

Oct 24, 2014


Founded

Ideation, meet-up and drinking lots of black coffee.

Jan

2014

NextBigIdea Winners

Flip wins the NextBigIdea contest 2014 by Zone startups, India and DMZ,Toronto

Oct

Accelerator - Flat6labs, AD

Flip joins the Spring Cycle of Flat6Labs accelerator 2015, Abu Dhabi

Mar

2015

QPrize 2015

Qualcomm QPrize 2015 India runner-up. $100K investment from QVC and Accel

Aug

Accelerator

One of the 4 teams in "Make in LA" hardware accelerator bacth

Sep

New Team Member

Sankaran Namboodiri joins Flip team as a backend/algorithm designer in LA

Oct

CES Launch

Launch of the product at CES, 2016 10x10 booth setup 750+ sign ups

Jan

2016

Demo Day

Make in LA Demo day, Downtown LA

Jan

Jobs


Team Summary

Jibin-CSE graduate (Cusat). Co-founded h/w startup in Cochin '13.
Abimanyu-ECE graduate (Cusat). CanSat , URC university participant '14,US
Julius Dittmann - Advisor (Founder Titus GmbH, Europe's biggest skate distributor)
Sijo Kuruvilla - Mentor
Keegan - Mentor (Founder-Collegiate skate tour)
David - Mentor (Founder -Spot king app for skateboards)

Team


    • Abimanyu Nair

    • Co-Founder

    • Sankaran N

    • Backend and Algorithm development

    • Julius Dittmann

    • Advisor

    • David G. Monhait

    • Mentor

    • Keegan Guizard

    • Mentor

Product/Service Summary

We are focused on developing activity trackers for action sports (Fitbit for skateboards). Our device, RideBlock fits into the truck of any skate/longboard. App helps to monitor tricks performed, compete with friends in exciting challenges, monitor your fitness and mapping your rides.

How are we different?

We have the app, device & community model where device tracks the tricks, app provide the platform to analyse the tricks and help to compare, progress and challenge friends in realtime. Ours is the only device that does not compromise the experience of the skateboarders and has the community aspect build right on to the app.

Product/Service Descriptions