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 catalyze: Digital enablers.
Waymo Via and Uber Freight partner up for the long haul
Waymo Via, the delivery division of Alphabet’s self-driving unit, is embarking on a long-term, strategic partnership with Uber Freight, Uber’s logistics spinout. As part of the agreement,
With the pandemic leaving many searching, group support app Circles raises new round
Between one-to-one therapy and free online forums, people search for a range of solutions to mental health therapy online. Especially since the pandemic increased anxiety and depression rose by 25% gl
Aurora self-driving trucks are using Uber Freight to haul goods for customers
Aurora’s self-driving trucks are hauling goods for Uber Freight customers in Texas as part of a multiphase commercial pilot that aims to more closely integrate the two companies. While the pil
Uber Freight acquires Transplace for $2.25B
Uber Freight, the logistics business spun out of Uber in 2018, has acquired Transplace for about $2.25 billion from private equity group TPG Capital, according to regulatory filings. The deal announce
Digital road freight forwarder Sennder raises $160M Series, plans European expansion
Sennder, a large digital road freight forwarder based out of Germany, has raised $160 million in Series D financing. The round was led by an unnamed party, but round participants included Accel, Lakes
Uber sells air taxi business Elevate to Joby Aviation, shedding its last moonshot
Uber has offloaded its air taxi enterprise Elevate to Joby Aviation, the last of several moonshots to be sold by the ride-hailing company in a pursuit to stick to its core business and reach profitabi
Loadsmart raises $90 million to further consolidate its one-stop freight and logistics platform
Leading on-demand digital freight platform Loadsmart has raised a $90 million Series C funding round, led by funds under management by BlackRock and co-led by Chromo Invest. The funding will be used t
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Uber sells $500M stake in its freight business as the ride-hailing giant works to conserve cash
One year ago, Uber’s business model could be categorized as an “all of the above approach,” a strategy to generate revenue from all forms of transportation, including ride-hailing, m
Uber partners with CloudTrucks to help drivers get trucking jobs
Uber has partnered with trucking startup CloudTrucks to make it easier for its ride-hail drivers to get jobs as truckers during the pandemic. Described as a “business in a box,” CloudTrucks is des
Convoy raises $400 million to expand its on-demand trucking platform
Convoy, the digital freight network that connects truckers with shippers, has raised $400 million in a Series D funding round as it aims to scale its business amid an increasingly competitive market.
Uber Freight expands app to Canada
Uber Freight, the Uber business unit that helps truck drivers connect with shipping companies, said Wednesday it’s launching the app in Canada as part of its global expansion plan. The move into
Uber commits $200 million to Uber Freight expansion in bet on trucking and Chicago
Uber Freight is establishing its headquarters in Chicago as part of Uber’s broader plan to invest more than $200 million annually in the region, including hiring hundreds of workers. Uber said M
Gatik’s self-driving vans have started shuttling groceries for Walmart
Gatik AI, the autonomous vehicle startup that’s aiming for the sweet middle spot in the world of logistics, is officially on the road through a partnership with Walmart. The company received app
Self-driving delivery van startup Gatik AI comes out of stealth with Walmart partnership
Gatik AI, an autonomous vehicle startup that came out of stealth Thursday with $4.5 million in funding and Walmart as a customer, is aiming for the sweet middle spot in the world of logistics. The com
The two forces reshaping the landscape of shipping and logistics
The shipping and logistics space is being rapidly transformed by technology -- so it's no surprise that this is a space ripe for significant disruption.
Uber Freight is expanding into Europe
Uber Freight, the newly spun out Uber business unit that helps truck drivers connect with shipping companies, is kicking off its global expansion plans. The company said Wednesday it is launching the
Uber Freight snags Airbnb, Box veterans as it eyes global expansion
Uber Freight, which helps truck drivers connect with shipping companies, has made two high-profile hires this month as it continues to scale up its app and plans for a global expansion. The company ha
Uber Freight co-founders and top dealmakers join logistics startup Turvo
Uber Freight co-founders Charlie Bergevin and Brian Cristol have left for Turvo, a venture-funded collaborative logistics platform.