Meepo is celebrating its first anniversary and is proud to have been the first affordable electric skateboard and the first one to offer a handle in the deck. Stay tuned for more models and innovations in 2018 and beyond.
In April 2017, Kieran, the Meepo founder and CEO, built an electric skateboard for himself and improved it until he got to the desired performance. He showcased the board on YouTube, hoping to get the attention of retailers for some B2B business opportunities. Instead, his video aroused the interest of dozens of skateboard fans abroad. Some of them expressed their interest in buying the board.
After some back and forth, the first Kieran-made electric skateboard was sold in the US. Version 1.5 with its concave deck immediately became a best seller and offered a 10 miles range. After selling more than 10 electric skateboards in his new shopify store, Kieran started his own electric skateboard company - Meepo (named after the Dota character).
By the beginning of July 2017, Meepo already had its own factory and every day 5 boards were produced. Back then, almost all affordable electric skateboards were weak and slow with bad performance or a high defective rate and they weren’t durable because of over heat issues. Meepo Board was the first electric skateboard that received very good customer reviews on Reddit and within several weeks it become the preferred choice for many Esk8 fans.
Today, exactly one year later, Meepo is a company that designs, manufactures, and sells electric skateboards to dozens of countries around the globe. Since the early days, all boards are made in the Meepo Factory and assembled by the Meepo Team. The team is growing every month and the company is known to introduce several new models a year, reflecting the innovation of its R&D department.