Startup boom in the logistics sector

Startup boom in the logistics sector


The logistics industry is finally facing the opportunities of digitization. Paper-intensive processes, inflexibility and the absence of real-time transactions are problems that startups are willing to solve.


  • Appeared: 18.01.2017
  • Category: Logistics

From digital forwarders being the OTAs of logistics, over online marketplaces that fill up empty trucks, ships and airplanes with freight, to digital freight rate management: digital business models in logistics are increasingly attracting the interest of investors.

The infographic highlights the increase in number and early stage funding of startups.


Note: The decrease in number of startups in 2016 could possibly be explained by the fact that startups require some maturity and attention to be registered in databases.

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