Founded Year



Series E - II | Alive

Total Raised




Last Raised

$935M | 6 mos ago



About Flexport

Flexport has developed a platform for global logistics empowering buyers, sellers and their logistics partners with the technology and services to grow and innovate. The company has also started as a means of supporting the sourcing and transport of supplies related to the coronavirus pandemic from where they are to the front-lines in hospitals where they are needed.

Flexport Headquarters Location

760 Market Street 8th Floor

San Francisco, California, 94102,

United States


ESPs containing Flexport

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Transportation & Logistics / Supply Chain Tech

Digital freight forwarding platforms help shippers manage the end-to-end shipment of freight around the world. They come equipped with tools like automated booking and real-time shipment tracking, and they support streamlined pricing, increased communication across supply chain stakeholders, and enhanced inventory visibility. Platforms use AI and ML to automate freight requests and issues that use…

Flexport named as Leader among 11 other companies, including Sennder, Beacon, and Zencargo.

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Expert Collections containing Flexport

Expert Collections are analyst-curated lists that highlight the companies you need to know in the most important technology spaces.

Flexport is included in 6 Expert Collections, including Supply Chain & Logistics Tech.


Supply Chain & Logistics Tech

4,193 items

Companies offering technology-driven solutions that serve the supply chain & logistics space (e.g. shipping, inventory mgmt, last mile, trucking).


Unicorns- Billion Dollar Startups

1,180 items


Conference Exhibitors

6,062 items

Companies that will be exhibiting at CES 2018


Auto & Mobility Tech

415 items

We define trucking tech broadly as companies developing technology-enabled services and products focused on the freight trucking industry, such as trucking-oriented marketplace platforms, fleet management solutions, and onboard monitoring and tracking systems.


Tech IPO Pipeline

568 items



7,442 items

US-based companies

Flexport Patents

Flexport has filed 11 patents.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • Data management
  • Supply chain management
  • Logistics
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Latest Flexport News

Flexport has more than 250 open roles. Here's how much the supply-chain tech juggernaut pays — and a top hiring exec's tips for ...

Aug 11, 2022

Redeem now As startup layoffs persist, Flexport is hiring from entry-level analysts to directors. A hiring executive told Insider the company is looking for applicants who see the bigger picture. Senior managers at the startup can make more than $200,000. Layoffs have hit the logistics tech sector in 2022 just as they have in almost every other category, but so far, Flexport has resisted the trend. The San Francisco-based senior startup in the relatively young field of freight and logistics tech has a high-profile incoming CEO and continues to hire, with more than 250 jobs across the globe advertised. The founder and current CEO, Ryan Petersen, announced in June he will transition out of the job by the end of the year, with the former Amazon consumer chief Dave Clark taking over. Petersen will take the role of executive chairman. "With Dave coming on board, in five years Flexport is going to be known hands-down as the world's best supply-chain company," Petersen said on CNBC in June. Since its 2014 founding, Flexport has grown to a top-20 freight forwarder in the red-hot transpacific lane from Asia to the US. Its more than 2,000 employees spend their days wrangling supply chains , which in recent years has meant dealing with every possible thing that can go wrong as cargo travels across the world. Connecting technical work to that broader mission is a vital skill, especially in more senior roles, Shanthi Nanne, the company's senior engineering manager, told Insider. In addition to problem-solving, willingness to learn, and curiosity, Nanne — who's responsible for building out the engineering team — looks for candidates who understand what's important to Flexport customers and measure their own success in those terms. "Being able to translate your success to customer impact or business impact helps me understand that they really care for their users and they understand the problem space," she said. Supply-chain experience isn't a prerequisite, Nanne said. Flexport has a one-week intensive training that gives all employees a crash course. Nanne hadn't worked in the field before she joined Flexport in 2019. "As a consumer, it's so easy to click on a button to order something and it arrives in a day or in a week at your doorstep. Going through this one week of boot camp made me realize how complex the workflow behind this is," Nanne said. Flexport is taking a "thoughtful and strategic" approach to hiring in the current tenuous economic environment, a spokesperson said. Account executives and engineers are top priority. Insider analyzed the US Office of Foreign Labor Certification's 2021 disclosure data for permanent and temporary foreign workers to see how much Flexport paid those employees. Here are the numbers. Engineers

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Flexport Rank

  • When was Flexport founded?

    Flexport was founded in 2013.

  • Where is Flexport's headquarters?

    Flexport's headquarters is located at 760 Market Street, San Francisco.

  • What is Flexport's latest funding round?

    Flexport's latest funding round is Series E - II.

  • How much did Flexport raise?

    Flexport raised a total of $2.237B.

  • Who are the investors of Flexport?

    Investors of Flexport include Founders Fund, DST Global, SoftBank Group, Kevin Kwok, Andreessen Horowitz and 25 more.

  • Who are Flexport's competitors?

    Competitors of Flexport include FourKites, Freightos, Nowports, Wiz, InstaFreight, Forto, Logixboard, Sote, NEXT Trucking, Project44 and 24 more.

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