A very warm welcome to Bob van den Berg and his brainchild Tworby. Those of you who watched Dragons' Den witnessed his inspiring, impact-driven pitch. He won our hearts over and secured a solid investment to accelerate company growth.
Allow us to share why Tworby is a smart add-on tool that transforms any adult bike – electric or standard – into a tricycle. A cost-efficient upgrade that extends the life of two-wheelers, for people who are challenged in their mobility. We love future-proof ideas that support and impact lives, while solving real-world challenges.
Owner Bob van den Berg: “I am proud and honored that there was so much interest from the Dragons and very happy with Shawn Harris and her company Orange Wings as an investor. The critical eye and personal approach immediately felt good.”
The investment amount, which gives Orange Wings a company share of 25%, is used in various ways. For example, a wider distribution and growth in points of sale is planned, which will make the product more easily available. There are currently 70 points of sale at specialized bicycle repair shops in the Netherlands and 5 in Belgium. The aim is to have at least 100 points of sale in the Netherlands and 30 in Belgium by the end of 2022. Various municipalities have indicated their interest in including Tworby in the Wmo (Social Support Act). In addition, investments will be made in expanding sales and marketing activities and hiring new staff.