Lots of investment has flowed into trucking in 2019, with many notable deals in just the last few days. Two areas of trucking investment include:
On-demand trucking platforms: Deal activity in the last 18 months has definitely intensified across the space, with 2 big deals in just the last 24 hours. Look into on-demand trucking platforms here on CB Insights’ platform. Investors in the space include Jeff Bezos, Warburg Pincus, T. Rowe Price, Bono, and Fidelity, among others.
Autonomous trucking: The autonomous trucking space is also seeing a lot of investment in 2019, with a decidedly US-centered investment focus. Check out autonomous trucking companies here on the CB Insights platform. Investors in autonomous trucking include Sequoia Capital, Bain Capital Ventures, Founders Fund, and Redpoint Ventures, among others.
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