Zipments Raises $2.25 Million In Funding
Zipments is a New York City based company that makes it possible for consumers, retailers, and businesses to set up same-day local delivery service through a network of couriers. The company has raised $2.25 million in a seed round. This round was led by FirstMark Capital and Huron River Ventures. Zipments will be using the funding to further develop their technology platform and expand into other markets.
Other investors that participated in this round includes The Windquest Group, the New York City Economic Development Corporation, Chicago Ventures, and Robert Safrata (Novex Couriers CEO). One of the largest local same-day couriers in Canada participated in this round of funding as well.
“We believe we can help revitalize and retool the global $20 billion same-day delivery industry,” stated Zipments chief executive officer and co-founder Garrick Pohl. “Today’s courier companies are running at dial up speed, using outdated, inefficient business tools while trying to service a broadband world. We’ve created an efficient platform for local delivery services to better serve retailers and businesses around the world.”
Pickup requests can be made through the Zipments mobile app, API, or through Zipments.com. The delivery requests are automatically dispatched through the Zipments mobile app to a network of couriers based on different types of transportation required like a bike, car, or truck. Once a courier accepted the delivery request, the delivery status is monitored with real time updates including pick-up time, final delivery time, and recipient signature. Zipments was founded in 2010 by Garrick Pohl, Elliot Nelson, and Travis Brack.
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