Dan Lewis launched Convoy in 2015 in an established industry dominated by a few legacy businesses. The company is now worth $3.8 billion and is a leader in providing digital services for trucking and trucking. We are very happy that he TechCrunch Live this week with Chris Howard, founding partner of Fuel Capital, who invested in Convoy’s seed round.
As you will hear, in 2014 and 2015, freight transport was poised for a rethink. Uber was becoming a verb, and the trucking industry needed a digital solution to connect different parts of the industry. Convoy was launched at the right time, CEO Chris Howard told me. Starting in 2014, wireless carriers began offering free smartphones, and once these devices were in the hands of truckers, the industry quickly began to change.
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