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Dash Systems raises $8M for precision-airdrops-as-a-service at distant and disaster stricken destinations image
Dash Systems raises $8M for precision-airdrops-as-a-service at distant and disaster stricken destinations image
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Now more than ever both the importance and limitations of the global delivery infrastructure are on full display. But while Amazon and others try to speed up last mile delivery using drones, Dash Systems hopes to expedite the middle mile — with milit...



Tive nabs $12M Series A to track shipment conditions in real time image
Tive nabs $12M Series A to track shipment conditions in real time image
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Tive, a Boston-based startup, is building a hardware and software platform to help track the conditions of a shipment like say food or medicine to make sure it is stored under the proper conditions as it moves from farm or factory to market. Today, t...



Altana raises $7M to protect supply chains from disruptions, child labor image
Altana raises $7M to protect supply chains from disruptions, child labor image
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Supply chains used to be one of those magical elements of capitalism that seemed to be designed by Apple: they just worked. Minus the occasional salmonella outbreak in your vegetable aisle, we could go about our daily consumer lives never really ques...



Indian logistics startup Xpressbees raises $110 million image
Indian logistics startup Xpressbees raises $110 million image
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Xpressbees, an Indian logistics firm that works with several e-commerce firms in the country, said on Monday it has raised $110 million in a new financing round as online shopping booms in the world’s second largest internet market. The Pune-headquar...



Quarantine drives interest in autonomous delivery, but it’s still miles from mainstream image
Quarantine drives interest in autonomous delivery, but it’s still miles from mainstream image
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The prospect of truly zero contact delivery seems closer — and more important — than ever with the pandemic changing how we think of last mile logistics. Autonomous delivery executives from FedEx, Postmates, and Refraction AI joined us to talk about...



Kroger, one of America’s largest grocery chains, experiments with ghost kitchens and delivery in the Midwest image
Kroger, one of America’s largest grocery chains, experiments with ghost kitchens and delivery in the Midwest image
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The Kroger Co., one of the biggest grocery chains in the Midwest, is dipping its toe into on-demand delivery and the ghost kitchen craze through a partnership with an Indianapolis-based startup, ClusterTruck. Supermarkets would seem to be logical pla...



Waymo and TuSimple autonomous trucking leaders on the difficulty of building a highway-safe AI image
Waymo and TuSimple autonomous trucking leaders on the difficulty of building a highway-safe AI image
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TuSimple and Waymo are in the lead in the emerging sector of autonomous trucking; TuSimple founder Xiaodi Hou and Waymo trucking head Boris Sofman had an in-depth discussion of their industry and the tech they’re building at TC Mobility 2020. Interes...



Hong Kong logistics unicorn Lalamove unveils foray into the US image
Hong Kong logistics unicorn Lalamove unveils foray into the US image
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Lalamove, an on-demand logistics service active in China, Southeast Asia and Latin America, has officially entered the U.S. seven years after launch. As the COVID-19 pandemic keeps millions of Americans home, Hong Kong-based Lalamove believes it can...



Thailand’s logistics startup Flash Express raises $200 million image
Thailand’s logistics startup Flash Express raises $200 million image
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Flash Express, a two-year-old logistics startup that works with e-commerce firms in Thailand, said on Monday it has raised $200 million in a new financing round as it looks to double down on a rapidly growing market spurred by demand due to the coron...