Frankfurt am Main, 09th of March 2022 – Heliad Equity Partners GmbH & Co. KGaA (ISIN: DE000A0L1NN5) welcomes InstaFreight to its portfolio and is leading the $40 million Series B round together with the European Investment Bank (EIB). All previous investors of InstaFreight have also participated in the new financing round.
InstaFreight, as one of Europe’s fastest growing log-tech start-ups, offers both efficient and digital transport services as well as transport management with its digital solutions – this involves holistic digital logistics concepts for the industry and trade sector that are unique in Europe in terms of their simplicity and transparency. Thanks to the digital business model, the new investments will enhance the resilience of supply chains strained by the pandemic and the Ukraine war by providing even more capacity for European land transport and using it more efficiently.
“Overland transport is still highly inefficient and we as InstaFreight provide more sustainability and efficiency through a technological approach, thereby contributing our share to secure global supply chains,” adds Philipp Ortwein, Managing Director and Co-Founder of InstaFreight.
“The truck logistics market is vast, highly fragmented and still dominated by non-digital players and overall inefficient, often paper-based, processes. InstaFreight, through its freight forwarding solutions and Transportation Management product, has seen tremendous growth over recent time, having made the company an integral part of this essential industry. Its fully digital and holistic platform solution empowers carriers and shippers equally. We are very excited to create together with the stellar team behind Philipp Ortwein, Maximilian Schäfer and Markus Doetsch, and among a strong investor base, a market leading solution to improve the logistics industry”, says Falk Schäfers, CEO of Heliad.
InstaFreight is a leading digital logistics company for overland transport in Europe. Founded in 2016, the company employs more than 200 people across Europe and carries out several thousand transports per week. InstaFreight combines the transport capacity of more than 25,000 carriers in one digital platform and gives shippers access to this capacity. Through digital innovations, the Berlin-based scaleup creates transparency and efficiency within the transport process.
For shippers, InstaFreight handles transports reliably and without complications. By digitizing the transport process, shippers benefit from efficient processes that save time and money, and a supply chain that is always visible. With InstaFreight, carriers can meet the digital needs of shippers, optimize their capacity utilization, and are paid faster at attractive freight rates.
For more information, visit www.instafreight.com.
+49 (0) 30 166 38 76 40
Heliad (ISIN: DE000A0L1NN5 / Ticker: HPBK) is a listed investment company with a mission to empower both entrepreneurs and investors. The company invests in market leading companies across various verticals and regions to power their next phase of growth. As a listed company and through our strong team and strategic partners, Heliad can support companies pre, at and post IPO and act as a gateway to public equity capital markets.
An evergreen structure allows Heliad to act independently of usual fund lifecycles and provides shareholders with unique access to pre-IPO market returns without any restrictions or limitations in terms of investment size and term commitment. Further information about Heliad can be found under www.heliad.com follow us on LinkedIn.
Heliad Equity Partners GmbH & Co. KGaA
tonies SE is engaged in the manufacturing of children’s digital entertainment products. It offers a smart connected audio player, the Toniebox. The firm’s products are positioned at the intersection of four consumer markets, video gaming, traditional toys and games, connected audio and video streaming.
Patric Fassbender, Marcus Stahl
2013 / 2021
Toys & Entertainment
flatexDEGIRO AG is one of the leading online retail brokers in Europe with over 2 million customers, offering low-cost brokerage, securities, and credit servicing for a broad range of securities in a total of 18 countries. Its products include equities, bonds, ETPs, ETFs and mutual funds.
Bernd Foertsch, Frank Niehage, Muhamad Said Chahrour, Stephan Simmang
1999 / 2009
UpScalio is an eCommerce brand investor and operator that provides financial services to invest in, grow, and buy businesses. It provides funds to digital brands selling on eCommerce marketplaces like Amazon, Myntra, Flipkart and Nykaa and manages key operations for them including multi-marketplace management, digital marketing, branding, logistics, sourcing, finance, and business operations.
Gautam Kshatriya, Saaim Khan, Nitin Agarwal
2021 / 2021
Finn follows the mission to make mobility fun and sustainable. Finn helps everyone who loves driving their own car but refuses the struggle, commitment and intransparent costs associated with car ownership by offering all-inclusive, immediately available, monthly car-subscriptions.
Max-Josef Meier, Nikolai Schröder, Andreas Wixler, Max Beyer, Maximilian Wühr, Jürgen Lobach
2019 / 2021
NewtonX is the only B2B research company that connects forward-thinking companies with the exact professionals required to solve any problem. NewtonX partners with the world’s top consultancies, marketers, and technology companies to field large-scale quantitative surveys, facilitate qualitative interviews, engage in long-term consultations, and create customized research plans.
2016 / 2021
B2B Market Research (SaaS)
InstaFreight is a digital forwarding company for B2B customers, that enables fast and uncomplicated processing of freight transports. By offering innovative solutions and providing first-class service, they reduce the complexity of the supply chain and ensure absolute transparency for their customers and carriers.
Philipp Ortwein, Maximilian Schaefer, Markus Doetsch
2016 / 2022
Clark is an insurance platform providing transparent, cheap and comprehensive insurance coverage. By combining technology and insurance expertise, Clark offers users simple, fair and customer-centric insurance advice.
Dr. Christopher Oster, Chris Lodde, Dr. Marco Adelt
2015 / 2021
Klarna is the leading global payments and shopping service, providing smarter and more flexible shopping and purchase experiences to 147 million active consumers across more than 400,000 merchants in 45 countries. Klarna offers direct payments, pay after delivery options and instalment plans in a smooth one-click purchase experience that lets consumers pay when and how they prefer to.
Sebastian Marcin Siemiatkowski, Michael Jonathan Moritz
2005 / 2021
Springlane builds lifestyle brands for food enthusiasts that focus on people. Springlane started as a leading online retailer for food enthusiasts, offering more than 20.000 products from 750 premium brands before becoming a leading community for foodies with integrated D2C brands including one of the biggest German food blogs. The community promotes the brand and generates content at the same time.
Marius Till Fritzsche, Dr. Jens Rühle, Timo Josten
2012 / 2012
E-Commerce / D2C
Razor is a global consumer goods holding that partners with e-commerce merchants to acquire and operate profitable Amazon FBA brands in Europe, the US and beyond, scaling them to the next stage of development.
Tushar Ahluwalia, Dr. Oliver Dlugosch, Christoph Felix Gamon and Shrestha Chowdhury
2020 / 2021
MODIFI helps SMEs finance and manage their international trades. Serving over 1,000 buyers and sellers across >40 countries, MODIFI offers simple digital solutions that enable SMEs to trade like large corporates.
Nelson Holzner, Sven Brauer and Jan Wehrs
2018 / 2021
Enpal is a photovoltaics leasing firm that provides solar power systems. Its product already enables customers to reduce their electricity expenditure through a solar system and a green all-inclusive energy solution.
Mario Kohle, Viktor Wingert and Jochen Ziervogel
2017 / 2021
WorkMotion digitizes and simplifies time-consuming onboarding processes, helping companies to hire & onboard talents internationally, easily and compliantly in 160+ countries without a local branch. In addition to employment contracts, WorkMotion also offers services including pay slips, tax registrations, and personnel management.
Carsten Lebtig, Felix Steffens and Karim Zaghloul
2020 / 2022