LOGISTICS TECH

Investing in digital, connected and automated supply chain and transportation technologies

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Sente works with international startups, global corporations and early-stage investors to innovate and scale mobility and logistics innovations together.

The program is designed to take early-stage international startups to scale-up via a hands-on, structured investment program using Sente's proven methodology, tools, mentors and networks, makes investments in the top prospects, and connects them with Sente's network of corporate partners, mentors and logistics tech investors.

2020 Program Participants
 


The program is focused on early-stage companies in the following domains. Applicants are post R&D stage (MVP ready or < 6 months away).

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Connected & Autonomous
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Freight &
Last Mile
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Warehouses & Ports
 
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Supply
Chain

 
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FinTech for Logistics
 
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AI & IoT
 
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Privacy &
Security

 


​The LogisticsTech program is highly structured and is tailored to address the key challenges international startups face, such as:

  • Achieving focus and cutting through the noise of the logistics, supply chain and transportation landscape

  • Creating a sales & marketing plan to have meaningful conversations with customers in new markets such as the US and Europe

  • Collaborating with heavy hitters in the transportation, logistics, intermodal, infrastructure, communications and industrial sectors

  • Estimating the required resources for market entry and scale up 

  • Finding a friendly ecosystem to test commercial hypothesis 

  • Getting access to growth funding and exit channels (e.g. IPO, acquisition) 

In Phase I:

  • Companies will receive hands-on training and mentorship on the above topics

  • Companies will also have weekly deliverables that are structured in a way to provide iterative progress on business plans, economics models, go-to-market plans and pitch decks that are investor-ready

  • Corporate partners and industry mentors will be matched with startups to evaluate their potential, design potential pilot projects and get coaching on their business

  • LogisticsTech-focused investors such as Dynamo and Amplifier will conduct workshops and 1:1 sessions to help prepare startups for fundraising


In Phase 2:​

  • The top 5 startups will be selected to join the full version of the program. 

  • This includes $50,000 worth of program services and benefits (including advisory services, due-diligence, analyst support, free credits from cloud services partners, etc.) - for 2.5% equity
    ...plus a US$75,000-100,000 cash investment (in the form of a SAFE note converting to equity in a future qualified financing round) and option for follow-on investment (depending on performance) of $250k+

  • An intense business development experience with a global group of customers, partners and investors who are focused on the logistics segment

  • Sente will provide another 10 months of hands-on support after select (and continues to support our startup family long after the formal program is complete)

Program Partners

All company names and logos are trademarks™ or registered® trademarks of their respective holders.

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Program Agenda (subject to change):

Nov 16: Virtual kickoff event with all startups & partners

Nov 17- Dec 18 (5-week "sprint"):

  • Sente's proprietary due-diligence process, where startups collaborate with the Sente team on weekly deliverables to fully explore their market, business model, pricing, unit economics, scale-up economics and fundraising requirements

  • Technical due-diligence with LogisticsTech partners to evaluate technology and fit for pilot projects

  • Mentor meetings with logistics executives, entrepreneurs and transportation-focused VCs

Jan 4-15 (2-week "sprint" / selection):

  • Finalization of due-diligence deliverables/process

  • Preparation and participation in virtual industry conference on Jan 5-6 (including panels, virtual tradeshow booths, pitches and networking with industry, media, investors and startups)

  • Minimum of 5 startups selected for investment

  • Phase 2 begins - which includes another 10 months of coaching, monitoring and connections as well as pilot projects with program partners and extended ecosystem of logistics, manufacturing, transportation and food industry partners

The Sente Team

Serhat Cicekoglu
Serhat Cicekoglu

Serhat Cicekoglu

Founder/CEO

Gerod Carfantan
Gerod Carfantan

Gerod Carfantan

COO

Ozan Tuncer
Ozan Tuncer

Ozan Tuncer

Operations

Emirhan Sahinoz
Emirhan Sahinoz

Emirhan Sahinoz

Senior Analyst

Derya Engin
Derya Engin

Derya Engin

Analyst

Yasemin Avci
Yasemin Avci

Yasemin Avci

Analyst

Mentors & Connectors

Ibrahim Gokcen
Ibrahim Gokcen

Ibrahim Gokcen

CTO

Schneider Electric

Ozan Baran
Ozan Baran

Ozan Baran

CEO

Quickload

Jerry Quandt
Jerry Quandt

Jerry Quandt

Illinois Autonomous

Vehicles Association

Beth Bond
Beth Bond

Beth Bond

Head of City Development

Bosch

Joel Kopinsky
Joel Kopinsky

Joel Kopinsky

ITB Group

Founder

Guillermo Forteza
Guillermo Forteza

Guillermo Forteza

Senior Manager, Innovation

Avis Budget Group

Nahel Gandhi
Nahel Gandhi

Nahel Gandhi

Ideology

Founder

Trent Edwards
Trent Edwards

Trent Edwards

PWC

Arthur Orduna
Arthur Orduna

Arthur Orduna

Chief Innovation Officer

Avis Budget Group

Henry Palmer
Henry Palmer

Henry Palmer

Partner

Amplifier

Steve Deutsch
Steve Deutsch

Steve Deutsch

Motorola Solutions

Venture Capital

Thurston Adams
Thurston Adams

Thurston Adams

xMotion

Founder

Brad Gillette
Brad Gillette

Brad Gillette

Supply Chain &

Logistics Executive

Siobhan Brewster
Siobhan Brewster

Siobhan Brewster

Partner

Amplifier

Tzvete Doncheva
Tzvete Doncheva

Tzvete Doncheva

Startup Strategy Advisor &

Visiting Analyst, Amplifier

Thiag Loganathan
Thiag Loganathan

Thiag Loganathan

Serial Entrepreneur

Augustin Wegscheider
Augustin Wegscheider

Augustin Wegscheider

Partner

Boston Consulting Group

Bob Corporaal
Bob Corporaal

Bob Corporaal

CLEVER°FRANKE

Santosh Sankar
Santosh Sankar

Santosh Sankar

Founding Partner

Dynamo Ventures

Hakan Metin Akgün
Hakan Metin Akgün

Hakan Metin Akgün

Proline Ventures

Alex Fergus
Alex Fergus

Alex Fergus

Arity