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Contact: Sente Foundry LLC
ASTRAKODE AND SITEDROPP JOIN SENTE'S
Digital startups gain access to Sente's network and prepare to scale up
Chicago, IL (December 1, 2021): Sente Foundry LLC ("Sente") announces the addition of AstraKode and SiteDropp to the Sente ecosystem of LogisticsTech startups. As part of Sente's LogisticsTech family, both companies will gain access to Sente's broad base of logistics enterprise partners, collaborate with its peer technology startups, and receive support as they work to become market leaders and scale nationally and internationally.
"We're excited about working with these two startups," said Gerod Carfantan, COO of Sente Foundry. "I first met the AstraKode team in Italy, and they showed me how easy it could be for an enterprise to create new blockchain-based applications and smart contracts. I've already started to connect them with other low-code startups like Netlume to build synergies. SiteDropp is also solving a problem that I experience personally regularly and is tackling a big opportunity in the industry-specific micro-fulfillment space".
AstraKode, based in Pescara, Italy, is a low-code platform to help business analysts and developers build blockchain and smart contract applications with a visual, drag-and-drop interface with cloud deployment.
"Sente's program represents a real opportunity for growth for us. On the one hand, it allows us to have expert analysts at our side, and on the other, to introduce us to potential partners. Sente has demonstrated from the very first meetings that it has in-depth knowledge of our target sectors," says Fabiano Izzo, AstraKode CEO & Founder.
SiteDropp, based in Benton Harbor, Michigan, has a micro-fulfillment network that connects the construction industry and homeowners with on-demand materials delivery.
Steve Wandel, SiteDropp CEO, explains why they chose Sente. "We recognize Sente's expertise in technology development and innovation management. Sitedropp's goal of scaling our on-demand delivery platform aligns with Sente's strength in scaling international startups. Sitedropp's partnership with Sente provides the resources necessary to help build and grow a world-class company. Sitedropp's mission "Transforming the way your future is delivered" and Sente's purpose-driven approach are a good match."
Sente continues to search the globe for its LogisticsTech program, which runs on a rolling admission process. Participants should be early-stage startups in freight and last-mile optimization, geospatial analytics, autonomous and connected logistics solutions, and pricing and fulfillment platforms for e-commerce and freight. For more information about Sente's LogisticsTech program, please visit their website.
About Sente Foundry, LLC
Sente Foundry, LLC ("Sente") is a Chicago-based early-stage startup investment program that works with corporations, family offices, and institutional investors to connect startups with innovative and scalable opportunities using its unique "CVC-as-a-Service" platform. Sente searches the world for the most high-potential startups and helps them scale through partnerships with its partners. With Sente, startups can scale faster and do so internationally; investors get line-of-sight and a new way to invest in the world's most promising startups; and corporations accelerate innovation like never before. Since its founding in 2013, Sente has supported early-stage companies that operate in over 40 countries, received over $35M in funding, and have generated revenues exceeding $80M. Find Sente online at Sente.link, LinkedIn, and Twitter.
Astrakode is an Italian company founded to facilitate enterprise blockchain software development. The company's initial product is AstraKode Blockchain (AKB), an all-in-one platform that can help customers save time and money in developing their blockchain solutions. AKB is a user-friendly PaaS solution for designing, testing, and deploying blockchain networks and smart contracts. This translates into two separate (but integrated) development environments: the Network Creator and the Smart Contracts IDE. Alongside, we offer a Cloud Deployment testing environment and a built-in community. Find Astrakode online at Astrakode, LinkedIn, and Crunchbase.
Sitedropp is an on-demand delivery platform bringing project materials directly to their customers' locations. Our founders are experts in construction, technology, and people. Sitedropp's customers include professional contractors and do-it-yourself-ers (DIYers) making improvements to their homes. Sitedropp saves time and money for their customers by handling the materials run in a timely, convenient, and reliable manner. Retailers can partner with Sitedropp to meet the very high customer expectations for fast delivery. Sitedropp's vision is to make construction and home improvement more possible by delivering today what customers need most for their best tomorrow.