GoodShip raises $5M to provide analytics to both shippers and carriers

Cloud-based procurement platform GoodShip announced Thursday it has closed on a $5 million seed round co-led by Ironspring Ventures and Chicago Ventures with participation from previous investors including Fuse VC, Cercano Management and project44’s Jett McCandless.

Including its previous seed round that closed in October, which involved several industry leaders including Stord founder Sean Henry, Convoy founder Dan Lewis and FreightWaves founder Craig Fuller, the company has raised $7.4 million...

https://www.freightwaves.com/news/goodship-raises-5m-to-provide-analytics-to-both-shippers-and-carriers

COVID put spotlight on FreightTech — and interest is still there

This fireside chat recap is from FreightWaves’ Domestic Supply Chain Summit on Wednesday. 

FIRESIDE CHAT TOPIC: The staying power of venture capital for FreightTech.

DETAILS: Venture capital providers are tightening their focus. Natan Ruddy, an investor in Ironspring Ventures, explains why VCs remain interested in FreightTech companies, despite the tougher funding environment.

KEY QUOTES FROM NATAN RUDDY:

On VC interest in supply chain tech during the pandemic: “I think there was a noticeable...

https://www.freightwaves.com/news/covid-put-spotlight-on-freighttech-and-interest-is-still-there

FOSC: Collaboration drives last-mile success

With all the disruptions in the supply chain since 2020, the last mile has been in a constant state of flux. However, even as retailers scramble to meet e-commerce consumer demands, and providers lean into the latest trends to get those packages to front doors, there is plenty going on behind the scenes.

Ty Findley, managing partner of Ironspring Ventures, conducted a roundtable discussion titled The Next Chapter on Last Mile, with Penny Register-Shaw, chief strategy officer of The FRONTDoor...

https://www.freightwaves.com/news/fosc-collaboration-drives-last-mile-success

OneRail raises $9M Series A to scale last-mile delivery network

Founder and CEO Bill Catania on solving for capacity, price discovery and visibility

OneRail, the last-mile software-as-a-service platform that connects point-of-sale order information directly to a network of 7.5 million couriers, announced Tuesday morning that it had raised a $9 million Series A round led by venture capital firm Ironspring Ventures.

“We are very thankful for the show of faith that Ironspring Ventures and our valued investors have placed in us as we continue to execute upon our...

https://www.freightwaves.com/news/onerail-raises-9m-series-a-to-scale-last-mile-delivery-network

Plus One Robotics raises $33M for human-robot collaboration software

Plus One Robotics, a human-robot collaboration software company headquartered in San Antonio, has announced this week $33 million in Series B funding led by McRock Capital and Translink Capital, with participation from BMW i Ventures, Kensington Capital Partners, Perot Jain and Ironspring Ventures. The company has raised a total of $43.6 million since 2018.

“We’re fortunate to work with customers at the leading edge of warehouse automation who share our values of ‘Robots Work. People Rule.’ Like...

https://www.freightwaves.com/news/plus-one-robotics-raises-33m-for-human-robot-collaboration-software

FreightTech takes center stage at FreightWaves’ free FreightTech Venture Summit

Just a few short years ago, FreightTech was a relatively unknown term. It is not anymore and venture capitalists and investors have taken notice, flocking to the space in recent years as more and more technology startups look to disrupt the freight space. In 2019, investment in supply chain technology surpassed $10.4 billion, according to Pitchbook.

Since its launch in 2017, FreightWaves has been at the forefront of the FreightTech space. That investment is now going a step further, giving...

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