Carlos Ferrando is the founder and CEO of Closca. Carlos is a creative entrepreneur born in the city of Valencia, Spain. As a child, Carlos used to fill reams of notebooks with ideas for products he wanted to develop. Yet, his creative instinct got pushed aside for two decades as he pursued a ‘real career.’ After studying Industrial Engineering at Polytechnic University Valencia (1996-2003), Carlos served as Product Manager and Supply Chain Operator for various manufacturing companies. After seven years, his true calling was reawakened: entrepreneurship. Carlos pivoted to product marketing and obtained a Master’s Degree in Sales from the Lancaster University Management School at age 35.
Today, more than 200M people worldwide bike as their preferred mode of transportation in cities, yet only 24% of urban cyclists use a helmet (European Commission, Mobility & Transport). Aiming to change this, Closca has developed a one-of-a-kind foldable helmet that people want to wear and carry.
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