logistics

Papaya wants to help electrify last-mile logistics in Europe

Internal combustion engines still rule the roost when it comes to powering automobiles, but there are signs that they’re trundling into oblivion, at least in some markets. The likes of Sweden, D

1MRobotics emerges from stealth with $25M for ‘nano-fulfillment’ centers

As evidenced by recent layoffs and scaled-back expansions, on-demand delivery is a challenging space. Brands, retailers and operators push to deliver with maximum efficiency, a strategy that’s l

Nyshex lands a fresh $25M to match shippers with ocean carriers

The New York Shipping Exchange (Nyshex), a platform that connects shippers with ocean carriers, today announced that it raised $25 million in a Series B funding round led by Collate Capital with parti

What has KOBO360 been up to in the last 2 years?

Before fintechs became the standouts of the African tech ecosystem, it was startups in the online logistics and transport space in Africa linking on-demand apps to move people and goods around the con

Shipmates makes order fulfillment less tedious for the Philippines’ online sellers

The Philippines’ e-commerce market now has a gross merchandise volume of $12 billion, a 132% increase from 2020, and is expected to reach $26 billion in GMV by 2025. This obviously is good news for

Supply chain firm NFI inks $10M deal to deploy Boston Dynamics’ Stretch robots

I admit to having my doubts when Boston Dynamics announced it was getting into the already crowded warehouse/logistics field. One could certainly make the case that Stretch is a bit over-engineered an

Supply chain startup FourKites, which recently laid off workers, raises $30M

Weeks after laying off workers, supply chain startup FourKites has raised $30 million as part of an ongoing financing round, according to documents filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commissi

HyperTrack, which provides last-mile routing software, raises $25M

In a sign that the market for logistics and transportation tech isn’t cooling (economic downturn be damned), HyperTrack, a startup offering APIs for freight order planning, assignment and tracki

India shipping logistics giant Shipyaari exposed customer data

Shipyaari, a Mumbai-based software company that offers shipping logistics to major consumer brands, exposed the personal data of thousands of its customers because of a months-long spill of its intern

Orange EV raises a truckload of cash to make yard trucks less dinosaur-y

Sure, they aren’t as sexy as a Tesla, and they don’t get the press columns of long-haul trucking, but so-called yard trucks are an interesting subset of vehicles that benefit disproportion

Jumia shares rise as the company’s e-commerce business revs up in Q2

African e-commerce giant Jumia reported its second-quarter financial performance today. In the wake of its financial reporting this morning, Jumia’s shares climbed sharply, gaining more than 15%

Expedock cinches Series A to grow its freight paperwork management platform

Since the start of the pandemic, the global supply chain has undergone — and is undergoing — immense strain. As of late last month, there were more than 300 ships in China waiting to load

Deliveroo eyeing Netherlands exit as losses and challenges grow

Another European market exit looks to be on the cards for U.K.-based on-demand food delivery startup, Deliveroo, which says it’s consulting on shutting down its service in the Netherlands. The p

Gepek leverages the power of the sharing economy for same-day deliveries

The idea for Gepek, a Croatian startup that aims to tap the sharing economy for same-day deliveries, came about because a brother and sister wanted to help their mother access her medication quickly.

Miferia wants to expand its wholesale inventory marketplace across Latin America

The Mexico-based company enables retailers to bring their inventory relationships online, expand their product selection and get more favorable credit terms.

Club Feast quietly pivoted to catering and left its consumer customers in a lurch

A year ago, Club Feast, a subscription-based service aiming to disrupt the food delivery industry, emerged from stealth with $3.5 million in seed funding and the backing of prominent investors, includ

Uber exits Zomato investment for over $390 million

Uber’s ride with Zomato has concluded. The ride-hailing firm sold its 7.8% stake in the lossmaking food delivery firm on Wednesday for over $390 million, a person familiar with the matter said, beco

Hear how to accelerate slow-moving industries on TechCrunch Live

Dan Lewis launched Convoy in 2015 into an established industry dominated by several legacy businesses. Now worth $3.8 billion, the company is a leader in bringing digital services to trucking and frei

Kenyan logistics startup Sendy cuts 10% of its workforce

Kenyan logistics startup Sendy has laid off 10% of its 300-strong workforce, or 30 employees, according to pan-African news publication TechCabal. This is the latest public layoff news from Africa ov

Arena raises money from Peter Thiel and David Petraeus for its decision-making AI

Can AI automate enterprise decision-making? It’s an exceptionally broad and challenging task — assuming it’s within the realm of possibility. But that’s what startup Arena clai
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