- Last-mile delivery management software platform Onfleet raises $23 million in funding. These are the details.
Onfleet – a leading last-mile delivery management software platform – announced it raised $23 million in Series B funding. The new round will be used to accelerate Onfleet’s technology innovation and expand its product and engineering capabilities to help businesses around the world launch, optimize and successfully scale their delivery operations.
The new funding round, led by Kayne Partners (the dedicated growth equity group of Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, L.P.) with participation from existing investor Savant Growth brings the company’s total capital raised to over $40 million. And Kayne Partners’ Robert Shilton will join Onfleet’s Board of Directors.
Onfleet’s technology alleviates the inherent challenges in last-mile delivery. And its platform helps customers reduce costs, improve customer experience, attract and retain delivery drivers, and meet the rapidly growing consumer demand for convenience. And Onfleet will use the new investment to enhance its enterprise offering, enabling large retailers to seamlessly manage thousands of daily deliveries.
Onfleet’s automated route optimization reduces the number of drivers needed and miles driven, which improves profit margins while reducing carbon emissions. And Onfleet’s platform also enhances the customer experience by providing retailers and end consumers with real-time driver tracking and automated communication. Onfleet’s software has powered hundreds of millions of deliveries for thousands of businesses, including companies like Kroger, Total Wine & More, EQ3, Zumiez, and United Supermarkets.
“This new round will help Onfleet accelerate innovation in several key areas and broaden our product offering so we can help existing customers scale their operations while expanding in new markets. The funding will enable us to accelerate the growth of our team and invest even more in our machine learning, route optimization and workforce management features. We’re ready for our next chapter and look forward to continuing to service our customers with industry-leading last mile solutions.”
“The face of retail has changed and Onfleet’s mission to empower businesses to offer efficient and delightful delivery has never been more important. We’re just getting started and have big plans for the coming years.”
— Khaled Naim, Onfleet’s CEO and Co-Founder
“As the largest traditional brick-and-mortar grocery chain in the country, we have an enormous opportunity to serve even more consumers with a stellar delivery program. Integrating the Onfleet platform into our systems has allowed us not only to expand our reach, but it has also helped us better track our orders in real time and ensure our customers are getting their deliveries in an efficient and timely way.”
— Ryan James, Sr. Manager Operations Innovation at Kroger
“We have been impressed by Onfleet’s platform capabilities and agility in a competitive market. We invested in Onfleet recognizing its growth potential in a burgeoning industry and are excited to bring Kayne’s resources in helping to scale the business.” According to Statista, by 2027, the global last mile delivery market is expected to grow to more than $200 billion from $108 billion in 2020. The growth of the last mile delivery market is led by rapid e-commerce growth.”
“Last mile delivery has become a near indispensable service over these past few years, and our research shows no signs of it slowing down. We see a tremendous opportunity for more enterprise businesses and SMBs to use Onfleet’s software to take ownership over their own delivery experience. This investment will help the company build on its platform, reach large retail enterprises, and continue Onfleet’s exceptional growth.”
— Robert Shilton, Managing Director at Kayne Partners