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.


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

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

 
FinTech for Logistics
 
AI & IoT
 
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


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$50,000 cash investment (in the form of a SAFE note converting to equity in a future qualified financing round)

  • 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

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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 3 startups selected for investments and/or pilot projects with new indoor agtech ecosystem

  • Phase 2 begins - which includes another 10 months of coaching, monitoring and connections

The Sente Team

Serhat Cicekoglu

Founder/CEO

Gerod Carfantan

COO

Ozan Tuncer

Operations

Emirhan Sahinoz

Senior Analyst

Derya Engin

Analyst

Yasemin Avci

Analyst

Mentors & Connectors

Ibrahim Gokcen

CTO

Schneider Electric

Hakan Metin Akgün

Proline Ventures

Steve Deutsch

Motorola Solutions

Venture Capital

Joel Kopinsky

ITB Group

Founder

Ozan Baran

CEO

Quickload

Beth Bond

Head of City Development

Bosch

Arthur Orduna

Chief Innovation Officer

Avis Budget Group

Guillermo Forteza

Senior Manager, Innovation

Avis Budget Group

Bob Corporaal

CLEVER°FRANKE

Brad Gillette

Supply Chain &

Logistics Executive

Augustin Wegscheider

Partner

Boston Consulting Group

Alex Fergus

Arity

Thiag Loganathan

Serial Entrepreneur

Nahel Gandhi

Ideology

Founder

Trent Edwards

PWC

Santosh Sankar

Founding Partner

Dynamo Ventures

Jerry Quandt

Illinois Autonomous

Vehicles Association

Thurston Adams

xMotion

Founder

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