It took years for Ali Kermani ('09) to perfect Razor’s Crazy Cart and get it to market, but now it’s hitting the scene—in a big way. From David Letterman to tech blog Gizmodo to the Huffington Post, the product is the summer gift.
A near cast-off from Razor’s prototype line, Kermani believed the mechanized cart had the mojo to go places. But first, Kermani had to go someplace—business school. While earning his MBA, Kermani collaborated with the UCLA School of Engineering to tweak the old design. He then went on to win the $15,000 Wolfen Entrepreneurial Fellowship Award and the Tech Coast Angels competition and place second at the Knapp Venture Competition and the Fast Pitch Competition.
Kermani now heads up a new Razor division, Phase Two, which is focused on the core scooter market. Meanwhile, his baby continues to make waves.
Check it out on Letterman, Today, HuffPost and Gizmodo. Get more into Kermani’s story here, and check out Kermani and UCLA’s Bill Cockrum, adjunct professor of entrepreneurial finance, leadership and business ethics and investment management, test riding the Drift Cart, as it was originally named.