The Barcelona-based startup iContainers just closed one of the biggest rounds in Barcelona this year, with a total of €6 million led by Serena Capital.
The company has been called a lot of different names, the Uber, the Expedia, or the Southwest Airlines of freight transport.
But all names aside, iContainer wants to make easier than ever to move a container of goods from one port to another, all from their platform.
iContainers have doubled their turnover every year, and needs to grow even quicker to be able to challenge big actors such as Amazon who recently announced their plans to manage ocean shipments from China.
Making shipping easy
iContainers is aiming at making the process of shipping goods both easy and transparent.
According to the startup there’s 20 different costs preventing companies bringing their goods from one place to another.
The CEO of iContainers, Jaime Jimenz says they have the solution:
“Anyone interested in shipping can look, find a quote and product combo, and book in less than 3 minutes.”
On the iContainers website, you can order from warehouse to warehouse, and they have around 300 different locations in all continents by now (apart from Antartica, understandably..) and plan to add many more in the future.
The recent round of funding brings the total investment in iContainers close to €8 million.
The startup have their headquarters in Barcelona, but they also have offices in Miami.
With over 250.000 trade routs, iContainers plans to develop its existing product and also expand its global operations after the latest investment.
The company will also grow here in Barcelona, and plans to grow it’s team from 45 to over 90 people.
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