Courier service Sendle has raised $20 million in a Series B round led by Federation, with participation from Full Circle Venture Capital, Rampersand, and Giant Leap Fund.
Sydney startup Zipmate relieves the disappointment of missed deliveries through its on-demand service
Ziip is looking to relieve that particular brand of disappointment that comes with missing deliveries. Cofounders Naby Mariyam and Hyacinthe Hamon saw that the logistic services of Australian delivery companies were substandard and have yet to keep up with the demands of online shoppers and decided to create a solution.
In ancient times, foot messengers ran miles to deliver messages. And then there were homing pigeons and horseback riders. Today, not only is a short drive inconvenient, we’re also impatient about delivery timeframes – especially when compared to the instant nature of information exchange. This is the basis of a recently launched Sydney-based startup Sherpa, founded by Frenchmen Mathieu Cornillon and Bastien Vetault who migrated to Australia four and six years ago, respectively.