Investors Say Logistics Companies Are In For The Long Haul (TechCrunch)

In a world where consumers are increasingly expecting frictionless, tech-enabled services, snail mail is just not cutting it. Just about anything can be ordered from a smartphone, but shipping it across the country takes days and often costs a small fortune. A variety of logistics startups have cropped up to tackle shortcomings in various sectors of the shipping industry, from local delivery by bike messenger to international delivery via trucking fleet management platforms. The past year has seen more early stage rounds than ever before, with seed rounds accounting for nearly three-quarters of all deals recorded in 2014. This is just the beginning of a revolution in the logistics and shipping industry.

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