Tag: logistics

Chronicles of the epic mission to deliver Covid vaccines to the world

The race to deliver a Covid-19 vaccine has been likened to a moonshot, but in several ways landing a man on the moon was easier. In his new book, “A Shot in the Arm: How Science, Engineering, and Supply Chains Converged to Vaccinate the World” (MIT CTL Media, 2021), MIT Professor Yossi Sheffi recounts the […]

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Robotics-powered ‘microfulfillment’ startup Fabric raises $200M

Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next.  Fabric, a startup developing a “microfulfillment” automation platform for retailers, today announced that it raised $200 million in series C funding led by Temasek with participation from Koch Disruptive Technologies, Union Tech Ventures, Harel Insurance & Finance, […]

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Ground freight logistics startup Flock Freight closes $215M funding round

Digital freight logistics company Flock Freight today announced that it raised $215 million in series D funding led by Softbank Vision Fund 2, increasing the startup’s valuation to $1.3 billion. The round also included participation from Susquehanna Private Equity Investments, LLLP, Eden Global Partners, SignalFire, GLP Capital Partners, and GV (formerly Google Ventures), and will […]

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A dispatch and routing platform to improve deliveries

More and more people are doing their shopping from home these days, and whether they’re ordering groceries, home office equipment, or Covid-19 tests, they increasingly expect their deliveries to be fast and on time. Companies have struggled to keep up with the rise in orders and expectations. One of their biggest challenges is optimizing the […]

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