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Damon Motors Named 2020 Red Herring Top 100 North America Winner

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Damon Motors today announced it has won a 2020 Red Herring Top 100 North America award, one of the technology industry’s most prestigious awards. Damon was selected from hundreds of companies for its innovations in CleanTech with its HyperSport motorcycle, the world’s smartest, safest, fully connected electric motorcycle.

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Co founder and CEO Jay Giraud Driving Damon Motors to 2020 Red Herring Top 100 and Tech Elite (Photo: Business Wire)

Co founder and CEO Jay Giraud Driving Damon Motors to 2020 Red Herring Top 100 and Tech Elite (Photo: Business Wire)

“Traditional gas-powered motorcycles are one of the largest contributors to greenhouse gasses. Since day one, Damon Motors has been focused on creating a safer and cleaner world by eliminating those harmful emissions from our bikes,” said Jay Giraud, founder & CEO at Damon Motors. “We are honored to be recognized by Red Herring and see it as validation of our continued efforts to drive the future of electric motorcycles.”

Selecting the Red Herring Top 100 North America award winners is a months-long process that takes into account criteria including financial performance, innovation, business strategy, and market penetration. Previous Top 100 winners have included Alibaba, Skype, Spotify, Twitter, and YouTube.

“2020’s crop of Top 100 winners has been among our most intriguing yet. North America has led the way in tech for so many years, and to see such unique, pioneering entrepreneurs and companies here, which is in many ways the heartland of the industry, has been a thrilling experience,” said Alex Vieux, publisher and chairman of Red Herring. “What has excited me most is to see so many people forging niches in high-tech and cutting edge sectors. Some of the technical wizardry and first-rate business models showcased at the conference has been fantastic to learn about. We believe Damon Motors embodies the drive, skill and passion on which tech thrives. Damon Motors should be proud of its achievement – the competition was incredibly strong.”

Following Damon’s Top 100 win, the company is invited to present at the Top 100 Global event in 2021 that will encompass the best-in-show from the Top 100 Europe, North America, and Asia. Red Herring is dedicated to supporting Damon Motors’ continued path to success and innovation.

The Damon HyperSport sets a new standard in motorcycle safety, awareness and connectivity. It boasts well over 200hp and 200nm of torque delivered at zero rpm, a top speed of 200 mph, and a range of more than 200 highway miles per charge. All HyperSports are outfitted with CoPilot™, Damon’s 360° advanced warning system; Shift™, which transforms the riding position between sport and commuter modes with the push of a button; and HyperDrive™, the world’s first 100 percent electric, multi-variant powertrain platform optimized for maximum performance, design and safety.

For more information on Damon Motors, visit www.damon.com.

About Damon Motors Inc.

Damon is unleashing the full potential of personal mobility for the world’s commuters. With its HyperDrive™ proprietary electric powertrain, the company has developed the world’s safest, smartest, fully connected electric motorcycles employing sensor fusion, robotics and AI. Designed as a platform for worldwide line extension, Damon motorcycles will ship direct to customers on subscription plans to drive scale. Based in Vancouver, Canada, Damon is founded by serial entrepreneurs Jay Giraud and Dom Kwong. Damon’s investors include Round 13 Capital, Techstars, Fontinalis, Extreme Venture Partners, and Pallasite Ventures. Learn more at damon.com and follow us on Instagram @damonmotorcycles.