History of Radinn

30 March, 2021

Our journey from student project to a cutting-edge tech start-up.

How did a university student’s idea to make an eco-friendly watercraft turn into the world’s first mass-produced jetboard company? All it took was a little radical innovation.

Radinn originally began as an engineering project at Sweden’s Lund University back in 2013. The idea originated from a desire to make an eco-friendly version of the gas-powered boards that were on the market at that time. The prototype for our electric-powered jetboard was eventually launched in 2015, with our Generation I line soon following. From there, Radinn went on to become the world’s first mass-produced jetboard company, completely disrupting the water sports industry with our innovative design and technology.

From 2015: Youtube video of Generation I which went viral – "Electric powered wakeboard by RADINN"

Making a splash in cloud-based technology

In 2018, we became the first electric jetboard company to completely digitize our product with an integrated IoT platform. The development of this cloud-based system allows for a handful of advanced capabilities, including the ability for customers to download new features and purchase remote software upgrades. Our latest line of jetboards, Generation III, was launched in 2020 and continues to employ this cutting-edge technology.

“Radinn is the only electric jetboard company on the market employing an IoT platform—a multi-layer technology that enables provisioning, management, and automation of connected devices within the Internet of Things universe. Essentially, we have created a connected device that the customer has full control over.”
– Dimmi Triantafillidis, Chief Digital Officer

Today, CEO Mathias Bergman runs the company with Calle Håkansson as Vice President. Radinn has since 2018 grown from a team of 8 engineers working out of a small office in Malmö to a company of 50 plus employees working in offices throughout Sweden, Poland, and the U.S.

Radinn through the years:

Mashable: No waves? No problem! These electric boards let you surf on calm waters with ease >

The Local: Malmö electric surfboard company gets 20 million SEK boost >

Financial Times: Electric surfing: the jet set’s new joyride >

Robb Report: This New Electric Surfboard Is as Comfortable Cruising an Icy Fjord as It Is Surfing off a Beach >

Medium: Founder interview, Alexander Lind of Radinn >

Crunchbase: Radinn >

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