First dates are always awkward and nerve racking, but they’re also full of excitement. According to People, your date has a good idea whether or not they want to see you again within 20 minutes. Here we’ll give you a closer look into some of our favorite companies and who’s behind them, with some unlikely questions and answers.
It’s now our third first date (well, fourth if you count our double date last week) and we’re pretty confident. Today we’re getting to know Kevin Moshayedi, the founder of Ark Collective. Ark makes the best get-to-give backpacks out there, with each purchase supporting students in the US by giving them a backpack for school.
Hi Kevin! So nice to meet you. So, where did you grow up?
Southern California. A little bit of Anaheim and a little bit of Newport Beach - nice influence from both.
We’re already jealous. Do you have any siblings?
Yes, I have a younger bro! Yo B!
If you could travel to one place tomorrow, where would you go?
Cape Town, SA. Gotta kick it with my extended siblings Yuri and Frank.
Cape Town is amazing, one of our co-founders lived there for some time there and fell in love. Where exactly is Ark Collective located?
Currently in Aliso Viejo, CA.
Still jealous. Tell us your spirit animal.
I don’t know why but I am seeing a polar bear with a nice pair of shades loungin’ with a frosty beverage.
Okay, we can get into that..Do you have a favorite movie?
Gladiator remix by Cool Runnings featuring Home ALONE 1.
Good answer. What about pet peeves?
You must be very tolerant. What’s on your bedside table?
The Economist and my glasses I barely wear but should more often. Oh, and duck confit..Always need a bedside snack!
What’s on your iPod right now?
Awesomeeeeee. One last question… Who’s your favorite superhero?