What is Curf?
CURF is a specialty watersports company, based out of Germany. They are looking to develop next-gen jetboards through the integration of rapidly-developing electric motors.
Simply put, CURF has designed an electrically powered, self-propelled, surfboard with eye-popping specs.
What is the problem?
Watersports is a fascinating industry. Over the years, inventors have displayed incredible ingenuity through their creations. However, they have often been restricted by the technology of their time.
People enjoy power, speed, and convenience. These offerings are woefully scarce with personal water vehicles, unfortunately. The closest thing you will get to this is a sea-doo – not exactly cheap or convenient.
With the rise of electric motors over the past decade, has come a plethora of new applications that can benefit from it – smaller form factor, high power, efficiency, the list goes on. As a result, only now have electric motors developed to the point where their integration within a personal water based vehicle is feasible.
With new forms of technology at our disposal, who will be next in revolutionizing personal water sports?
How Will Curf Solve It?
CURF looks to bring excitement back to watersports. To achieve this they are capitalizing on the rise of new technology. The result is a self-propelled electric surfboard that looks like fantastic fun.
Just take a look at a few of the e-surfboards specifications:
Top Speed – 38mph / 61kmh
Acceleration – 0 to 30mph in 4.2sec
Usage time – 40 minutes
These boards use swappable batteries, so that there is never any downtime. When out of juice, simply swap in a fully charged battery, and get back on the water!
In addition, weighing in at only 60lbs, the e-surfboard looks to be a convenient way for anyone to enjoy water sports.
The team at Curf is small, but effective. Here are those leading the way behind the fun-loving company:
Daniel Thamm – Technic and Development
Carsten Holtig – Cofounder / Product Management
These e-surfboards could be just the first step in a line of products. For instance, the electric motors, swappable batteries, and other technology put into them could easily be utilized in other form factors. A self-propelled kayak sounds like a fun time!
CURF is actively looking for investors. To fund the continued development of their product, the team will be utilizing NeuFund in early 2019. Through use of the NeuFund platform, CURF will hold an STO. In doing so, the team will be able to capitalize on a new means of fundraising as the digital securities market begins to boom. This STO will see investors receive equity within the company in return for their contributions.
To date, CURF has already received multiple seed investments, making the likelihood of a bright future even more probable – Dercks-Kohler is one such investor.
“We are mastering the complex balance between motor, controller, propulsion and battery system. Therefore we are already shipping out boards. With the incredible innovation power of our team we will continue to stay ahead of the competition.” — Carsten Höltig, Co-founder CURF Technology GmbH
“I am fascinated by the acceleration and speed of CURF e-jetboards. Every ride is for me like a fountain of youth. You can leverage the CURF propulsion technology for other products such as e-canoes and e-tender boats. The founders have convinced me with their combination of long-standing product know-how and international management experience. “ — Frank Köhler, Family office Dercks-Köhler