D_b_ was founded in Norway in 2009 by Truls Brataas with the goal of redefining travel gear by listening to their community to enable better journeys. Db designs and markets backpacks, sports luggage, luggage and accessories for people who love outdoor lifestyles and travel. The company is a 4-time Gaselle award winner following its triple-digit growth and sustained profitability since the brand officially launched in 2012. Db is a multiple Red Dot, Doga and ISPO design award winner whilst Brataas is a recipient of the International Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the year award. Db is independently owned and operated from its headquarters located in Oslo, Norway where the company employs 60 people with teams in Sweden, France and the US.