Entrepreneurs are increasingly sophisticated and have more experience, which has allowed them to grow within the number of venture capital experts or investors interested in supporting them and promoting their projects and outside the country.
Proof of this is Nowports, a startup specialized in logistics has managed to raise 150 million dollars in investment, becoming the new Mexican unicorn with an activated presence in addition to 10 offices distributed in Mexico, Chile, Colombia, Brazil, Peru, Uruguay and Panama.
Nowports, an alias in import and export processes
This company, founded by Alfonso De los Ríos and Maximiliano Casal at the end of 2018, has the purpose improve import and export processes in commercial business; consequently improving their communication and efficiency in shipping courses.
In this context and through an advanced platformBrands that hire Nowports services have access to deep tracking tools, insurance of their merchandise and time savings with anticipated reviews of scheduled shipments.
sound Other benefits that this company endorses with a presence in Brazil, Chile, Colombia, the United States, Panama, Peru, Uruguay and, of course, Mexico:
- Alerts and messages.
- Automatic reports.
- Market trends.
- Effective communication.
- Interactive map.
Plans of the firm after its last round of investment
During the last week of May Nowports secured an investment of 150 million dollars (as mentioned above), which was led by SoftBank Latin America Fund and had contributions from other funds such as Base10 Partners, Broadhaven Ventures, Foundation Capital, Monashees, Mouro Capital, Soma Capital, Tencent and Tiger Global.
Similarly, participation popular startup leaders like Alex Bouaziz, from Deel; Daniel Voguel, from Bitso; Ricardo Amper, from Incode, and Roger Laughlin, from Kavak.
“We are excited to gain the trust of large investment funds and join the short list of unicorns in Latin America. This reinforces our commitment to transform the region’s supply locks with technology and agile access to financing for companies that import or export goods”highlighted Alfonso de los Ríos, co-founder and CEO of Nowports.
It is worth noting that with this the company reach reach is worth $1.1 billion; become the first unicorn that sells in the city of Monterrey.
More offices and human talent
With this new funding, Nowports plans to finalize the following actions:
- Expand its presence in the countries in which it already operates.
- Open offices in Brazil and Chile, and increase its presence in Mexico.
- Grow all areas, but with an emphasis on Engineering for technological development.
- Increase the most talented team (today, it has 500 employees).
“We have been growing with an outstanding acceleration and this injection of capital our permits will continue at this rate to streamline the flow of our operations and reach more corners of the world”added the co-founder of the company, Maximiliano Casal.
Image: Capture/Nowports via Forbes
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