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The next wave of supply-chain innovation will be driven by startups that help incumbents win

For years, the narrative for innovation in supply chain has focused on the disruptors. Less heralded has been the next wave these disruptors often...

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PayCargo, a fintech for the freight industry, raises $130M

Shipping and cargo services is one of the more fragmented and analogue verticals in the world of industry, with hundreds of thousands of businesses...

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Departing Amazon exec Dave Clark to head logistics startup Flexport

Dave Clark, the former Amazon consumer chief, will take over as CEO of freight forwarding and customs brokerage startup Flexport starting September...

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clicOH’s shipping technology provides Amazon-like logistics to e-commerce companies in LatAm

clicOH delivers a package every 20 seconds and services customers of all sizes, from AB inBev and Red Bull to small Shopify merchants.

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This week in TechCrunch podcasts: The new TC Pod, Chain Reaction, Found, Equity and The TechCrunch Live Podcast

TechCrunch is more than just a site with words. We’re also building a growing stable of podcasts focused on the most critical topics relating...

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What’s ahead for crypto startups?

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. Every...

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Nigeria’s Topship raises $2.5M from Flexport and YC to help merchants with international shipping

African merchants encounter many challenges when it comes to international shipping ranging from logistics and customs to hidden and excessive...

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Customer service automation startup Lang lands $15M

Lang, which is developing an AI-powered platform to automate the labeling of customer service requests, has raised $10.5 million in a venture funding...

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Will the corporate venture boom lead to an M&A frenzy?

Why recent CVC activity combined with the current climate for startups could result in a more active M&A market.

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Why Latin America’s freight-forwarding opportunity is still attracting capital

Amid a pandemic and unrest over gasoline prices, investors are still pouring money into Latin America's logistics and shipping businesses.

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Silq spins its technology into visibility for apparel manufacturing

The company's approach is to bring visibility and real-time data from the manufacturing floor to brands so that brands can source, make and ship...

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Secureframe secures $56M for a platform that automates an enterprise’s compliance with standards like HIPAA and SOC 2

Meeting compliance standards like HIPAA and SOC 2 can be a critical — and often mandatory — part of the matrix of boxes that need to be...

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7bridges raises $17M to automate logistics supply chains using AI

Supply chain logistics — getting components and eventually finished products from A to B to C — is one of the most critical parts of...

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Mark Cuban and former Oculus CEO back 3D e-commerce startup VNTANA

As Facebook and Apple charge headlong into a more 3D future for the consumer web with big plans for mixed reality headsets, most web content out...

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137 Ventures, which provides loans to private company shareholders, just raised a new fund

137 Ventures, a 10-year-old, San Francisco-based firm that offers loans to founders, executives, early employees and other large shareholders of...

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ShipBlu bags $2.4M for its e-commerce and fulfillment service in Egypt

African e-commerce fulfillment startups backed by Y Combinator seem to be piquing investors’ interest this year for their niche e-commerce play....

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Decoupling tech supply chains would do more harm than good

For a technology sector that would much prefer to focus on growth over geopolitics, the push for U.S.-China “decoupling” poses an inescapable...

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PideDirecto bags $5.25M; aims to be ‘Shopify with 30-minute deliveries’

Since its launch a year ago, the company has grown 32% month over month, has approximately 1,000 brand clients and processed over 500,000 orders.

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Operations observability platform Avenue launches with $4M

Avenue is building a command center for operations teams.

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Altman brothers lead B2B payment startup Routable’s $30M Series B

We all know the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated digital adoption in a number of areas, particularly in the financial services space. Within...

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