This article showcases Startup Pill’s top picks for the best Logistics startups. These startups are taking a variety of approaches to innovating inside of the Logistics industry and around the world. They are all exceptional startups well worth a follow.
We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.
We selected these startups for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
We are a technology startup from Latvia currently based in Germany. We bridge the innovation gap in the maritime sector speeding up the era of mass automation processes within the logistics industry.
To reach this goal we develop a fuel optimization system for vessels aiming to build the best data set in the industry. Backed-up by the APX (Porsche and Axel Springer early-stage VC) and industry companies like Marine Software Solutions (1% of the vessel market) and Unimars Group (25 years of maritime history) we have already started to gain the traction in one of the most closed and old fashioned industries in the world.
CloudTrucks develops a virtual trucking carrier application designed to reduce operating costs for truck drivers. The platform helps to manage and book loads from brokers and shippers, offer instant payments after load delivery, and access to cheap insurance options, enabling truck owners and operators to strategize their schedule and design a revenue-maximizing driving program.
DASH Systems is a Los Angeles based technology company developing hardware and software to enable precision airdrop deliveries. They take a commercial airplane, open the door, and autonomously release and land packages within a helipad-size area.
Its technology allows commercial cargo to be safely delivered in remote, rural, or previously inaccessible areas, quickly and affordably
Jupiter – Putting grocery and meal planning on autopilot
Relay Payments is an end to end payment network providing a new payment option for the logistics industry.
We’re building the first purpose-built full-electric large commercial vehicle to be manufactured for inner city freight and urban distribution. Thanks to the removal of the internal combustion engine, we’ve completely re-designed the cab experience with a driver-centric approach to make the vehicle safer for the driver and vulnerable road users around the vehicle.
The central driver position and lowered seat height optimizes the driver’s field of vision, enabling clear communication with those around the vehicle, and allows easy access on both sides through sliding doors. Sustainability is also important, but it’s more than just tailpipe emissions, with the Volta Zero being the world’s first road vehicle to use a natural flax fibre and biodegradable resin composite in exterior body panels.
In short, we want to accelerate change and reduce the impact of freight deliveries, lowering pollution and improving safety for the benefit of everyone in tomorrow’s sustainable, zero emission cities.
Unbox Robotics builds on-demand AI-driven warehouse robotics solutions, which can be deployed using limited foot-print, time, and capital.
WareIQ offers Amazon-like next-day delivery for eCommerce companies in India
Nuvocargo is a software-enabled freight forwarder and licensed US customs broker helping shippers move cargo between USA and Latin America.
Logic Flow builds an AI bot which automates repetitive code translation tasks. The AI Bot works similar to Google Translate, based on deep learning and neural networks.
It assesses the business logic of the current code, translates the code into the new coding language and runs test cases (unit and integration tests). Then, the expert team of Logic Flow will run a review or quality assurance with the client to check that the newly migrated code works.
Ware deploys autonomous, self-flying drones—combined with machine learning—inside warehouses to automate their inventory tracking. Designed to solve some of the $1.9 trillion warehousing industry’s most pressing issues, Ware’s product helps their customers operate more efficiently.
A partner of Skydio and funded by Bloomberg Beta, Ware works with the world’s largest 3PL’s and global brands to improve their accuracy, workflows, and save money.
TrueNorth aims to fix inefficiencies in the independent, yet fragmented, trucking industry. TrueNorth, established by Stedge and Sanjaya Wijeratne, develops software that puts “independent truckers under one roof.” While TrueNorth doesn’t lease trucks, it helps truckers have a platform to manage insurance, fuel, and maintenance.
TrueNorth also helps truckers with route optimization, dispatch and load coordination, and automated tracking.
The B2B marketplace for same-day logistics
Calii automates the food supply chain in LATAM
TapRm’s omni-channel platform builds beer, cider and hard seltzer brands by combining traditional beer distribution with direct-to-consumer e-commerce for the first time in the United States. Breweries are not legally allowed to sell their beer (especially online) without a local distributor in each state that want to sell in, stemming from old and tired laws that are long overdue for disruption.
Our new age distribution platform simplifies that launch and expansion process, allowing brands to reach their consumers wherever they enjoy their favorite beverages–bars, restaurants, markets, offices, and at home–without the cost and risk typically associated with geographic expansion.
Logistics-as-a-Service and technology platform for flexible warehousing & fulfillment services across Europe
Ofload is a digital road freight platform that fully tackles inefficiencies. Ofload connects road freight to thousands of reliable carriers and manage it through technology.
This means less waste and more data. Ofload manages end-to-end logistics fulfillment through technology, connects carriers with shippers helping shipments to be delivered quickly and affordably by taking up what would have been empty space in delivery vehicles, allowing businesses to have visibility of their shipments.
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