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We believe in

Fun, Fast, Simple

Transportation

For Everyone.

About Boosted

What began as a few grad students looking for a better way to get around campus, has since grown to become a globally recognized brand on a mission to reinvent transportation. Boosted empowers people everywhere to move across their cities, campuses, and communities in ways that are fun, fast, and simple. We started with the world’s best electric skateboard, but our broader mission has always been to address the “last mile” problem with ultra-light, high-performance electric vehicles that redefine what transportation can be.

Our Milestones

Kickstarter Launch

We launch one of the most successful and influential Kickstarter campaigns of its day.

2012

Last-Mile Transportation TED Talk

Our co-founders speak at TED and contemplate a world in which people travel via ultra-light, high-performance electric vehicles that are highly fun and portable.

2013

First Customer Boards Ship

We still regularly interact with original customers who proudly ride their V1 boards to this very day!

2013

Series A Venture Funding

We receive funding to support our extraordinary growth.

2014

Casey Neistat Helps Us Go Viral

Halloween 2015 marks the first Magic Carpet ride through NYC.

2015

2nd Gen Board Launch

We launch our 2nd gen boards, compatible with our extended range battery packs, giving riders double the range.

2016

Geographic and Retail Expansion

We expand shipping from just US and Canada to 34 countries, including the European Union, Australia, and New Zealand.

2017

Best Tech of 2017

Mashable declares Boosted one of the Top 25 Tech Products of 2017

2017

Boosted App to iOS and Android Launch

We release iOS and Android versions of the app. Early features include core data, ride-recording, geo-triggered and community features.

2017

Boosted Wins Webby Award

We’re honored to receive the highly prestigious social media award for our innovative Summer Tour campaign, The Hunt.

2017

Award-Winning Boosted Backpack Launch

Winner of the IDSA Silver award, the Boosted Backpack sells out in less than a week.

2018

New Board Lineup

In the Spring, we launch four new boards, engineered and constructed from Boosted designed and manufactured components.

2018

Boosted Mini Introduction

We launch Boosted Mini in response to rider requests for a more traditional shortboard option with a kicktail, for greater portability and maneuverability. And we cut the price in half!

2018

TIME Magazine Recognizes Boosted Mini as one of Top Inventions of 2018

In addition to ongoing annual recognition by product reviewers as the best electric skateboard, TIME recognizes Boosted for it’s contributions to last-mile transportation.

2018

Series B Venture and Growth Funding Secured

Boosted raises formal funding four years after its Series A, to support global growth of Boosted boards, as well as to innovate additional vehicle form factors over its proprietary powertrain and vehicle technologies.

2018

2012

Kickstarter Launch

We launch one of the most successful and influential Kickstarter campaigns of its day.

2013

Last-Mile Transportation TED Talk

Our co-founders speak at TED and contemplate a world in which people travel via ultra-light, high-performance electric vehicles that are highly fun and portable.

2013

First Customer Boards Ship

We still regularly interact with original customers who proudly ride their V1 boards to this very day!

2014

Series A Venture Funding

We receive funding to support our extraordinary growth.

2015

Casey Neistat Helps Us Go Viral

Halloween 2015 marks the first Magic Carpet ride through NYC.

2016

2nd Gen Board Launch

We launch our 2nd gen boards, compatible with our extended range battery packs, giving riders double the range.

2017

Geographic and Retail Expansion

We expand shipping from just US and Canada to 34 countries, including the European Union, Australia, and New Zealand.

2017

Best Tech of 2017

Mashable declares Boosted one of the Top 25 Tech Products of 2017

2017

Boosted App to iOS and Android Launch

We release iOS and Android versions of the app. Early features include core data, ride-recording, geo-triggered and community features.

2017

Boosted Wins Webby Award

We’re honored to receive the highly prestigious social media award for our innovative Summer Tour campaign, The Hunt.

2018

Award-Winning Boosted Backpack Launch

Winner of the IDSA Silver award, the Boosted Backpack sells out in less than a week.

2018

New Board Lineup

In the Spring, we launch four new boards, engineered and constructed from Boosted designed and manufactured components.

2018

Boosted Mini Introduction

We launch Boosted Mini in response to rider requests for a more traditional shortboard option with a kicktail, for greater portability and maneuverability. And we cut the price in half!

2018

TIME Magazine Recognizes Boosted Mini as one of Top Inventions of 2018

In addition to ongoing annual recognition by product reviewers as the best electric skateboard, TIME recognizes Boosted for it’s contributions to last-mile transportation.

2018

Series B Venture and Growth Funding Secured

Boosted raises formal funding four years after its Series A, to support global growth of Boosted boards, as well as to innovate additional vehicle form factors over its proprietary powertrain and vehicle technologies.

Executive Leadership Team

Jeff Russakow

CEO

Jeff is CEO of Boosted. He joined the company in 2017 to help manage the commercial, geographic, and product expansion of the company as it quickly transitioned from an emergent start-up to a global growth company. Jeff studied mechanical engineering and robotics at Princeton and Stanford, as well as public policy at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. After gaining years of experience as a senior executive at McKinsey, SAP, Adobe, Symantec, and Yahoo!, followed by several years leading start-up and growth companies, Boosted represents a return to his dual first loves of electro-mechanical systems and public policy. Jeff is passionate about finding pragmatic ways to transform how people live, and how smart cities organize. In his spare time, Jeff is a member of Boosted’s in-house band.
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John Ulmen

CTO & Co-Founder

John is CTO and co-founder of Boosted. He originally developed the first Boosted board as a better way to get around campus on the way to class. Since then, John has been the driving innovative force behind the company’s technology and product development, as well as the keeper of true north in our commitment to the rider experience. John earned degrees in both electrical and mechanical engineering at Seattle University before attending graduate school at Stanford, where he focused on robotics and earned his masters in mechanical engineering. A subsequent graduate of both the Stanford Start X and Y Combinator incubators, he has since led a founder-entrepreneur’s journey at Boosted. In his spare time, John builds Christmas tree rockets (see the Discovery Channel special), and is known to “boost” random objects ranging from kayaks and bathtubs to the infamous Boosted couch.

Noriko Morimoto

Chief Marketing Officer

Noriko leads marketing, sales, community, and support at Boosted. A Bay Area native, after graduating from UC Berkeley and spending two winters in Breckenridge, Noriko, honed her creative and brand marketing experience at Burton Snowboards in Vermont. After graduating from Kellogg business school, she has led ever more expansive marketing and commercial activities at Gap Brand, Zipcar (her first foray into transportation), and NatureBox. Noriko is a passionate advocate for our global rider community; our broader mission to reinvent transportation to be fun, fast, and simple for everyone; and our global mission to make cities better through the greater use of lightweight electric vehicles.

John Jacobson

VP of Operations

JJ leads all global operational activities at Boosted, including new product introduction, manufacturing, sourcing, logistics, quality, and service. After studying electrical engineering at Marquette and getting a Master’s in Manufacturing Systems Engineering from Stanford, JJ’s career has included long experiences at Ford, Cisco, and most recently Sonos, where he helped scale the consumer brand from $50 million to nearly $1billion in annual sales. JJ and his team share an unwavering commitment to quality and bringing Boosted’s advanced technology and vehicles to the globe. In his spare time, JJ enjoys mountain biking near his home in Santa Barbara.

GETTING THERE CAN BE

JUST AS GREAT AS BEING THERE.

We Only Work With The Best

We’re solving one of the biggest problems people face each day: transportation. If you are interested in joining a fast growing team that is passionate about it’s work, visit our careers page.

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