Kieran Mao - from being a fisherman to building and managing a successful company
Meepo Board is one of the world’s most innovative electric skateboarding companies, strategically placed in Shenzhen, China, the electric skateboarding center of the world. Founded in 2017 by Kieran Mao, its philosophy has always been to provide top quality electric skateboards at affordable prices. Since launching its first board, the Meepo V1, the brand has improved the technology, speed and range of its boards tremendously.
Meepo Boards boasts over 30,000 riders in dozens of countries. While the V3 is an electric skateboard favorite, more high-end models address the different kinds of users. For example, the NLS PRO features an outstanding riding experience (competing with much more expensive high-end boards), the City Rider for urban & suburban commuters, and the AWD-GT for high-performance skateboarding. Meepo is and always has been at the cutting edge of the electric skateboard manufacturers and continues to innovate.
- 1 Charismatic Founder
- Close to 10 unique Electric Skateboards
- 100+ Custom Parts & Accessories for Electric Skateboards
- 30,000 Worldwide Riders
- Limitless Future!
Kieran Mao’s story starts like many success stories. Kieran’s parents were living in a rural farming village in China and they worked very hard and sacrificed to raise him. Sometimes there wasn’t enough food to eat, but there was always plenty of love.
During his studies, Kieran made his parents very proud and told them, “stay in good health. I am going to be wealthy one day and I want you to enjoy a higher standard of living with me.” When Kieran completed his studies, they beamed with joy to know that their son had become an engineer. Kieran was an accomplished engineer, but this wasn’t his final destination…
One day, Kieran built his own electric skateboard and showcased it on YouTube, hoping for opportunities with retailers and B2B companies in the field. However, it caught the attention of electric skateboard enthusiasts and soon he found himself swamped with orders from around the world. Within months, this humble engineer had become one of the global leaders in the electric skateboarding market.
Kieran hasn’t forgotten his roots and has launched an initiative to empower students from his hometown. Kieran is enjoying his newfound financial success, but hasn’t slowed down, noting that “electric skateboarding is a field that is growing, changing, and must have constant innovation. No time to stop!” says Kieran. When he has some spare time, Kieran goes diving, flies his drone or he plays snooker or the Dota video game with his friends.
To what does Kieran attribute his success?
“When you have a passion for electric skateboarding like mine,” says Kieran, “working in the field is fun, exciting, and inspiring. I love going to work every single day and I am grateful to be where I am today. So my passion influenced me a lot on the business. But above all, I thank my parents for the sacrifices they made in their lives so that I can have success in mine.”