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How “Uber for Freight” Apps seek to Transform the Industry

Over $170 million invested since the beginning of 2015 in tech startups with an Uber style model seeking to transform the freight industry. But how well do the venture capitalists investing in these companies really understand logistics?

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In Logistics, Somebody Has to Own the Assets

In most aspects of life, an asset is an asset, “a useful and desirable thing or quality,” as Dictionary.com defines it. But not in the logistics world, at least not to private equity investors and venture capitalists who view a 3PL with assets like an overweight runner, wearing a lead track suit and cement sneakers, in a field of sprinters. Non-asset is non-fat, it’s sexy and desirable, it’s what every start-up 3PL tattoos on its […]

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