Trucking app Convoy looks to take slice of $800B freight industry

Backed by A-list investors like Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates, Convoy is using technology to connect truck drivers with companies that have shipping needs. Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous speaks to Convoy CEO Dan Lewis.

December 10, 2018
Q&A: Convoy on a Better Way to Connect Truckers and Shippers

Heavy Duty Trucking Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge checked in with Convoy to see what the company is working on and interviewed Ziad Ismail, Chief Product Officer.

December 3, 2018
Freight.Tech 25: Silicon Valley money and the network effect lead Convoy to #4

Just three years after its founding in Seattle by two former Amazon executives, the leading digital freight brokerage Convoy reached a unicorn valuation and took the #4 spot in the Freight.Tech 25.

November 20, 2018
Billion-dollar trucking startup Convoy to open first office outside of Seattle

Trucking startup Convoy today announced that it picked Atlanta for the first office outside of its Seattle headquarters. The company plans to hire hundreds of employees at the new office to support its on-demand technology platform that matches trucking companies and shippers.

October 23, 2018
Convoy’s Flex Loads seeks to better connect shippers and carriers while reducing empty loads

Seattle-based digital freight broker Convoy recently announced the official rollout of a new offering, entitled Flex Loads. With this new offering, Convoy is focusing on providing a better way for shippers and carriers to connect.

October 22, 2018
Why Alphabet just led a $185 million investment round in a trucking startup

Convoy announced its most recent round of funding on Friday, totaling $185 million. CapitalG, Alphabet's growth equity fund, led the investment round. YCombinator, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff, and T. Rowe Price Group have previously invested in Convoy, as well.

September 21, 2018
Google Parent Alphabet Backs Trucking Technology Startup Convoy

Convoy Inc., a trucking technology developer backed by Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos, added another prominent backer through a funding round that values the startup at more than $1 billion. Convoy said it raised $185 million in a Series C financing led by CapitalG, Alphabet Inc.’s growth equity fund.

September 21, 2018
Convoy CEO wants to make trucking more efficient

Convoy CEO Dan Lewis talks to CNBC's Wilfred Frost about how his company is innovating the freight industry.

October 18, 2018
Convoy’s detention guarantee is one of the most brilliant things we have seen in a while

On Tuesday, digital freight broker Convoy staked their claim in the freight market by doing something that few have had either the ability to or desire to do before, automate detention.

March 30, 2018
Freight-Booking Startup Convoy Raises $62 Million

The funding round, led by Y Combinator, will go toward expanding nationally and adding more shippers and trucking companies to its platform.

July 25, 2017

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Convoy's Awards
2018 GeekWire’s Next Tech Titan

Each year, Seattle-based tech news site GeekWire honors the top innovators, entrepreneurs, startups,developers and do-gooder geeks, as nominated and chosen by the GeekWire community.

“The Next Tech Titan” is awarded to a new company that is becoming one of the most powerful companies in the Pacific Northwest.

2018 FreightWaves “Freight.Tech 25”

Convoy was named among the FreightWaves “Freight.Tech 25,” which showcases the most innovative and disruptive companies in freight. The companies were evaluated by over 50 industry executives, academics, and investors — including FreightWaves CEO, Craig Fuller, plus executives of Steifel, JB Hunt, Keeptruckin’, and Daimler.

We ranked in 4th place, out of 500 nominated companies. This placement also secured our spot as the industry’s most innovative and disruptive broker.

LinkedIn Top Companies | Startups: The 50 Industry Disruptors You Need to Know Now

Convoy ranked as one of the top 10 startups in the United States, out of 25,000 eligible venture backed companies because of how the company is transforming the trucking industry and attracting top talent.

2017 Geekwire Startup of the Year

Each year, Seattle-based tech news site GeekWire honors the top innovators, entrepreneurs, startups,developers and do-gooder geeks, as nominated and chosen by the GeekWire community. “Startup of the Year” recognizes one early-stage company making a dent in the business universe, and positioning themselves for big things. Convoy took home the 2017 Startup of the Year award for “making inroads in transforming the trucking industry, creating a more efficient way to match truckers with the loads they carry.”

Seattle Business magazine’s 100 Best Companies To Work For 2018

Who wouldn’t want to work for the best of the best, the top of the heap, the cream of the crop? After scoring and analyzing employees’ in-depth surveys results across 10 categories (benefits, communication, corporate culture, hiring/retention, executive leadership, performance standards, responsibility/decision making, rewards/recognition, training/education and workplace environment), Convoy was ranked #18 in Seattle Business magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2018.

Anheuser-Busch Names Convoy 2017 Technology Partner of the Year

“2017 was a great year in our partnership with Convoy, and we continue to see momentum in the work we’re doing together to advance the trucking industry. The Technology Partner of the Year award recognizes Convoy’s ongoing collaboration with AB and their commitment to developing new, technology-driven innovation to improve supply chain operations and reduce environmental impact.”

Ties Soeters, VP Logistics Procurement, Anheuser-Busch
Unilever Partner to Win "Visionary" Award

“The Partner to Win Awards recognise the outstanding work of Unilever’s suppliers. Strong relationships with partners that share our sustainable growth ambitions are critical. They play a vital role in helping us to deliver our sustainability commitments and support our growth with their capacity, capabilities, innovations and new technologies.”

Dhaval Buch, Unilever Chief Procurement Officer

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