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About RoadLaunch

RoadLaunch is a delivered an IoT platform that makes transportation management fast and automated.

Headquarters Location

31 Mechanic Street

Paris, Ontario, N3L 1K1,



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Latest RoadLaunch News

How Blockchain is Revolutionizing Freight

Nov 26, 2019

How Blockchain is Revolutionizing Freight 2019 The logistics, freight and shipping industries today are built on a universe of antiquated databases, in which eye-watering sums of capital are tracked. With traditional methods for recording transactions and tracking shipments, participants on a network keep their own ledgers and other records in systems that do not always integrate. The result is a ground freight logistics market worth $1.6 trillion in the United States alone, comprising eight per cent of U.S. GDP, with no transparency for anyone involved in the value chain. For small and medium enterprises (SMEs), this disjointed network makes the process of getting trade financing complex and painful. Consider that 60 per cent of SME trade finance requests are denied . For freight operators, the process results in inefficiency and a lack of insight with respect to shipping loads. Approximately 700 million loads are transported each year , but RoadLaunch estimates that more than 18 million trucks with 65 million trailers have upwards of 50 per cent unused capacity. This challenge gave Cory Skinner, founder of RoadLaunch and an expert on supply chain management, all he needed to expand into the blockchain space. RoadLaunch provides a live application that uses locations, freight and intelligent tools to match loads with trucks and trailers in real time. RoadLaunch products allow fleet managers to save time and connect securely with trusted freight partners using technology integrations for load boards and air/sea/ground shippers. They also link fleet managers to a central dashboard that provides fleet visibility, smart matched loads, automated tasks, instant documents, order management and instant payments. Naturally, the next step was to add a decentralized, immutable blockchain ledger for the logistics and freight industry, advancing and enhancing supply chain transparency and enabling trusted global freight, fleet and logistics transactions management. Skinner and his team applied for the IBM Innovation Incubator’s Project Support Program, managed by Communitech, IBM, and Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE). The program provided contractors to help integrate artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain into the core business functions of successful applicants. The program was utilized to implement FactR, a smart contract system built on the Stellar infrastructure, which all parties in logistics could use to track shipments in a transparent manner. In just under four months, through rapid prototyping and iterative development, the team moved to live demonstrations and implementation testing. FactR drove trust and automation in freight logistics transactions, lowering operations costs and enabling instant finance settlement. FactR tokens on blockchain enabled entry to global exchange platforms and allowed seamless transactions between parties in different countries. FactR has since become a payment system standard in its own right, separate but integrated into the RoadLaunch system. The team expects it to become a global standard for traceability or chain of custody in freight, but its applications have expanded beyond that, for more general asset purchases and transfers that require extensive tracking. RoadLaunch has grown in parallel. Partnering with Miovision, the application has moved to include cross border pre-clearing features for freight, to save idling time in trucking operations. In 2019, RoadLaunch also received additional funding from the Evolution of Networked Services through a Corridor in Québec and Ontario for Research and Innovation (ENCQOR 5G) Demonstration Program. The program provides companies resources to utilize the 5G Innovation Platform as a Service (iPaaS) testbed to build 5G into their core products. In RoadLaunch’s case, sensors for freight load detection were integrated into the testbed to continue driving growth and efficiency in global freight using internet of things (IoT) and cloud technologies. Today, Communitech continues to sponsor the next generation of revolutionary technology integration programs, such as those used by RoadLaunch to develop their intelligent blockchain based freight ledgers, and IoT load detection sensors. Contact us to learn more about current funding opportunities and other services such as ENCQOR 5G, and join RoadLaunch in our next advanced technology cohort. "A culture of collaboration is really at the heart of what’s next in innovation. What’s exciting in Toronto is that we have local and international businesses partnering with the startup ecosystem and increasingly with the academic community to position themselves for success in the future. And it’s happening across the spectrum from digital media and information technology, to life sciences and healthcare, energy solutions and social innovation.” Dr. Ilse Treurnicht, CEO, MaRS Discovery District “Something that makes Toronto truly unique is that willingness to share and communicate with people very openly inside the industry looking at the global pie as something we can all co-create and achieve together.” Satish Kanwar, Director of Product, Shopify “In Toronto, Bombardier manufactures business and commercial aircraft and relies on the diversified, local regional supply chain. We work with more than 70 suppliers located in the Greater Toronto Area and we benefit from a variety of expertise going from complex machining to systems integration.” Graham Kelly, Vice-President, Global Operations & Toronto Site, Bombardier Aerospace “The scale and quality of meet-ups and conferences and speaking events have gone up dramatically. You don’t need to leave Toronto to build a successful company.” Evgeny Tchebotarev, Co-Founder, 500px "Toronto is emerging as a technology hub and attracting increased investment, including ours, because of forward thinking government and amazing access to technology, an incredible talent pool and leading educational institutions, as well as industries and markets in healthcare and financial services.” Dr. Rick Huijbregts, Vice-President, Industry Transformation, Cisco Canada "If you come to our studio and take a look at the people sitting around the table discussing ideas, they’re from almost every part of the world. I think it has really helped Umbra create an international style.” Paul Rowan, Co-Founder and VP Inspiration, Umbra “I think it’s an attractive place to come for talented people, it's a huge market for creative people and I think there are some companies emerging that give people hope that it can be done here.” Mike McDerment, CEO/Co-Founder, Freshbooks "Startups in Toronto benefit from support at every stage. From the very early stage we have incubators, accelerators and seed stage investors. In the growth stage, we have funders willing to invest a lot of money to really help a company take-off. This gives tech companies in Toronto a huge advantage.” Allen Lau, CEO & Co-Founder, Wattpad /

RoadLaunch Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • Where is RoadLaunch's headquarters?

    RoadLaunch's headquarters is located at 31 Mechanic Street, Paris.

  • What is RoadLaunch's latest funding round?

    RoadLaunch's latest funding round is Incubator/Accelerator - II.

  • Who are the investors of RoadLaunch?

    Investors of RoadLaunch include IBM Innovation and INFINITI LAB Toronto.

  • Who are RoadLaunch's competitors?

    Competitors of RoadLaunch include FoodLogiQ, Moeco, Provenance, Everledger, Ripe Technology and 8 more.

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Moeco is a blockchain-powered platform for global IoT connectivity that enables efficiencies for supply chain, insurance, telecom, and smart cities. The company's current product is for logistics and supply chain. Moeco’s decentralized platform is a web-interface that allows clients to manage trackers data and receive actionable insights and alerts from it. The disposable trackers receive data about the client's assets from package to ship/plane level. The company currently serves the logistics and supply chain industry. It is based in San Francisco, California, and was founded in 2017.

Ripe Technology is creating the "Blockchain for Food" for the supply chain to provide transparency and value-added solutions for food producers, distributors and retailers.

Envoy Group

Envoy Group’s platform has been designed to work seamlessly with traditional data systems and all third-party blockchains or distributed ledger technology (DLT)-based networks. This will allow both buyers and sellers to effectively manage international trade logistics processes and also find new funding sources, which will be supported as a result of increased trust.

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Provenance is a blockchain company that helps brands and retailers increase the transparency of their supply chains and encourage shoppers to choose their product. The company uses blockchain technology to track food and beverages every step of the way from source to consumer. Retailers can use Provenance to engage consumers at the point of sale with information gathered collaboratively from suppliers all along the supply chain, and substantiate product claims with trustworthy, real-time data; producers can grow their business by competing on the things that matter; shoppers can learn more about the things they buy; and partners who work in certification, governance, auditing, or fair trading can reinforce their work with Provenance's data-powered, consumer-facing solutions.

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DUST Identity

DUST Identity is the creator of the Diamond Unclonable Security Tag (DUST), a technology utilizing nanoengineered diamonds to create an unclonable identity layer on any object. DUST Identity is a supply-chain solution that ensures that trusted data and verifiable products are used and traced across their full lifecycle.

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