Vivekananda Hallekere is the Co-Founder and CEO of Bounce, India’s first smart urban mobility solution, with a mission of making daily commute stress-free, time-saving, reliable and convenient. He strongly believes that mobility is a basic human need just like food, water and shelter; thereby, he advocates the democratisation of commuting. Together with his co-founders, Vivek started WickedRide in 2014 with a fleet of eight motorcycles. Soon, Vivek and the team realised that there was a larger market need for last-mile connectivity in cities like Bangalore, thus setting up Bounce in 2016. At Bounce, Vivek handles Business Development, Marketing and Sales. He also plays a crucial role in managing the company’s dialogue and engagement with government bodies as well as authorities including the Government of Karnataka. Additionally, Vivek holds and manages Bounce’s investor relationships.