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UPS bets on blockchain as the future of the trillion-dollar shipping industry

The world is run by trade. Freight and logistics in the U.S. alone account for nearly $1.5 trillion annually (2015 data). As the world’s economies scale up, that number is only expected to increase as we become more dependent on the international supply chain for our goods and services.<p>The …

Blockchain

Why scaling to the U.S. is way more complicated than it looks

Earlier today at the TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin event, founder Timo Rein took the stage alongside venture capitalists Andy McLoughlin of the early-stage firm Uncork Capital and Thomas Korte of the accelerator AngelPad.<p>The grouping wasn’t accidental. Rein, a former salesman who founded his CRM …

Startups

Geek+ Robotics - Intelligent Logistics Expert

Efficient • Accurate • Reliable • Flexible <i>Intelligent Robot Solutions for Logistics</i> <i></i> Learn More<p>Logistics revolution at the era of intelligence Geek+ …

Why Locus

Simply pick faster<p>Faster picking, lower labor costs, and increased order accuracy<p>LocusEmpower significantly improves your e-commerce fulfillment …

Home

We bring together artificial general intelligence, machine learning, and remote human guidance to create intelligent robots that solve real-world …

How to Scale Yourself as a PM

I first signed up for ClassPass in the summer of 2014 on its infamous unlimited plan. For the first time, I felt like I could take advantage of …

This Robot Swarm Finishes Your Grocery Shopping In Minutes

Ocado’s warehouse technology would probably make Jeff Bezos green with envy.<p>“This has to be a render,” is my first thought as I watch these robots moving quickly over a seemingly infinite grid of crates. I am wrong. “Because the robots are brand new, it looks like a render but in fact it’s 100% …

eCommerce

Latch touts first deliveries via NY Jet.com smart access tie-up

In July b2b smart access startup Latch announced a partnership with ecommerce platform Jet.com to install 1,000 of its smart locks on residential apartment buildings in New York. It’s now announced the first “secure, unattended deliveries” enabled by the installations.<p>Writing in the customary …

New York City

Shippo Raises $20 Million To Help Small Businesses Keep Up With Amazon

Her voice weakened by a temporary illness, Shippo CEO Laura Behrens Wu couldn’t resist pitching another customer on a recent October morning. She was in a Lyft and had discovered her driver created and sold mannequins of dogs for display in boutique pet-themed stores. Shipping the mannequins was no …

Small Business

Auto part supply chain platform Casstime secures USD 23M for market expansions, & more

<b>Auto part supply chain platform Casstime receives USD 23M for Series B</b><p><b>Casstime</b><p>Founder: Jiang Yongxing<p>Founded in: 2015<p>Financing status: RMB 150 …

Introducing Envoy Deliveries

Here at Envoy, we believe that every company deserves tools that help them work on what matters. We started by improving visitor sign-in, and now, …

Logistics on-demand startup Lalamove raises $100M as it approaches a $1B valuation

Unicorns are like buses for Hong Kong. After living in the shadow of other cities and waiting around for its first, it now has (almost) two billion-dollar companies within months… and in the same space.<p>GoGoVan became the country’s first unicorn in September following a merger deal with China-based …

Startups

Boxed tests driverless carts to improve warehouse efficiency

Dive Brief:<p>E-commerce wholesaler Boxed has developed an autonomous guided vehicle (AGV) that can pick up and transport orders through the company's …

Knowing when to scale (and how to prove that you can do it)

When you’re talking to investors about a Series B, Series C or later round, one of the questions that will inevitably come up is “What are your …

Walmart acquires NYC delivery startup Parcel as Amazon battle heats up

Walmart has acquired Brooklyn-based delivery startup Parcel, the retail giant’s sixth technology startup acquisition in the past 14 months.*<p>Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed, but the deal closed on September 29.<p>Founded in 2013, Parcel is a “last-mile” delivery platform designed to help …

B2B delivery platform and on-demand logistics solution

Powering the future of urban logistics, Stuart is a cutting edge B2B software platform and on-demand logistics solution.

Where Are the Drones That Could Be Saving Puerto Rico?

With the crisis in Puerto Rico unfolding—and expanding—daily in the wake of Hurricane Maria, the scale of the devastation is coming into horrifying …

Claire Hughes-Johnson: Build, Break, Stretch, Repeat: Lessons from Scaling Google & Stripe (Video + Transcript)

Jason Lemkin sits down with Stripe COO Claire Hughes-Johnson to discuss what it’s like to scale a fast-growing company and how to manage hypergrowth. …

Product Management

Package delivery startup Doorman is shutting down

Doorman, a startup delivering packages when you schedule them will be no more after October 6th, 2017.<p>The startup sent a letter over the weekend letting customers know it would no longer be in business in two weeks, saying it was “joining forces with a larger team.”<p>We’re not sure if this joining of …

Startups

Deliveroo raises $385M in new funding, now valued at ‘over $2 Billion’

Deliveroo, the London headquartered restaurant food delivery startup, has raised $385 million in new funding, giving it a valuation of “over $2 billion,” according to the company.<p>The Series F round is led by U.S. fund managers T. Rowe Price, and Fidelity — who have previously backed the likes of …

Startups

ClearMetal gets $9M from Prelude Ventures and Eric Schmidt’s Innovation Endeavors for its logistics platform

Logistics and supply chain management is a notoriously outdated and labor-intensive process. ClearMetal uses artificial intelligence to help manufacturers and retailers climb out from underneath piles of spreadsheets. Today the San Francisco-based startup announced that it has raised $9 million in …

Artificial Intelligence

Freight startup Flexport soars from ‘unsexy’ to $800M valuation

Flexport handles the boring logistics of a trillion-dollar business: the transport of shipping containers around the world. Because the work of freight forwarding seemed so bland, it was long ignored by the tech world. But digitizing the paperwork let Flexport speed up shipping so clients keep less …

Startups

FlyPulse Join Hands with FlytBase to build a network of life-saving drones

Heart disease remains the No. 1 global cause of death with 17.3 million deaths each year, according to “Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics — 2015 …

Drones

10 Steps To Scaling Your Startup Toward A Fortune 500

Early-stage entrepreneurs rightly keep their focus on creating an innovative product or service. After celebrating success at that level, they often …

Entrepreneurship

Lessons Learned Scaling Airbnb 100X

On my first day at Airbnb, in early 2011, I walked in to see cofounder Joe Gebbia building my desk. I had spent three months slowly convincing the …

Startups

Ahrma Pooling

Ahrma is a young and dynamic Logistics IT company with it's headquarters and the production plant in The Netherlands (Deventer). Ahrma has regional …

Deliv Expands Same Day Delivery Service to Cover More Than 33 Major Markets and More Than 1,400 Cities Nationwide

MENLO PARK, Calif., Aug. 31, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Deliv, a leader in the same day delivery space, has announced a new nationwide expansion to 33 …

How a high-school dropout with big ideas founded GoGoVan, Hong Kong’s first US$1bn start-up

Like all the best ideas, it started with a problem.<p>For Steven Lam Hoi-yuen – the man who would go on to co-found Hong Kong’s first US$1 billion …

Hong Kong

How BlackBuck Is Digitising The $140 Bn Freight Logistics Sector

One peculiar problem of the logistics and freight industry in India is that the entire space of freight execution is driven through asset ownership. …

Blackbuck

Venture capitalists throwing money at trucking tech startups