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Glidemachines LLC, DBA KidRunner

High performance sports and adventure products for parents and explorers.

  • Stage $500K in TTM Revenue
  • Industry Consumer Products
  • Location Bend, OR, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded March 2008
  • Employees 3
  • Incorporation Type LLC
  • Website

Company Summary

KidRunner reinvented running and exploring. It's the first and only multi-patented, high performance sports equipment for parents and adventurers. It has three US patents and incredible customers all over the world doing amazing things. They've qualified for the Olympic Trials, achieved new personal bests, included special needs children into their fitness goals, won races and set out on epic journeys from Canada to South America and beyond!


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    Will H. Warne
    Founder/Managing Director

    20+ year corporate and entrepreneurial leader specializing in global trade management, new product/market development and special projects for clients including Nike, GAP, Target and others. Personal, academic and professional background in several regions including Asia, Europe and LTAM. '90 USC School of International Relations, '00 MBA, International Business, Thunderbird.

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    Andre Caradec
    Lead Designer/Engineer

    20+ year industrial designer/architect with diverse and accomplished project portfolio including dwellings, commercial spaces, public art installations and products. Masters Degree in Design from Columbia. Specializes in hidden relationships between innovative design and performance. Owner of design/build studio with advanced computer and build capabilities enabling KidRunner to in-house manufacture for first phase go to market commercial plan.

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    Mauricio Mejia
    Intellectual Property

    20+ year Engineering and Medical professional with degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Medicine. Holder of several medical device and product patents and a successful history of service/product start up ventures.

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    Will Blount and Patrick Kruse
    Founder and CEO/President of Ruffwear

    Multi-year expertise in product development, outdoor sport/lifestyle brand and company growth.

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    Serina Chain
    Global Sourcing

    10 + years of dedicated, innovative global sourcing and supplier partnership management.

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    Ernie Kucera
    Lead Digital Marketing

    10 + years of IT, branding and digital marketing expertise including double digit YOY digital revenue throughput growth at Ruffwear.


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    Bend Outdoor Worx
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    Darren Pleasance