Our story started back in 2009 when architect and co-founder Martin Angelov moved into a small apartment, and had to put his road bike into storage. Inspired by an architectural competition on new means of transport, he started sketching ideas for a new kind of bicycle based vehicle. A few initial sketches turned into a bunch of different designs, and eventually—over a dozen full-scale prototypes. In early 2014, over 400 amazing Kickstarter supporters helped us launch the Halfbike. We quickly set up a workshop, and have now shipped hundreds of handmade bikes all over the world.