Dutch startup Cargoplot, an online platform for e-commerce importers and freight forwarders, has raised a pre-seed funding of €425K from ASIF Ventures and several angels. The freighttech startup will use these fresh funds to improve its product and ramp-up sales.
Cargoplot, founded in 2020, makes it faster and more intuitive for e-commerce importers to find the expert freight forwarder on a specific route for specific types of cargo. Making use of machine learning, it enables the matching between the two parties, ensuring a freight forwarding partner who is able to get your cargo to the other side of the world in a timely and transparent manner.
The platform has been developed in close collaboration with freight forwarders and e-commerce importers to ensure that the communication and exchange of documents is streamlined and centrally stored.
Maarten de Reij, founder and CEO of Cargoplot, emphasizes the importance of bringing transparency and digitalization to an notoriously obscure and low-digitized sector: “This investment allows Cargoplot to increase efficiency and scale in providing international traders with the right freight forwarding partners. The investor base brings industry expertise as well as a rich network in the startup community, both will be invaluable to our future course.”
The pre-seed round of €425K is a co-investment of Amsterdam-based investment fund ASIF Ventures and several angels. “The relentless drive and knowledge around the freighting sector allowed Cargoplot to execute adequately and create a product that solves a real problem. Bringing transparency and connectivity to a sector that is in need of this digital transformation”, said Kyra Dresen, director at ASIF Ventures.