Heliad Equity Partners leads InstaFreight’s $40 million Series B funding round

Frankfurt am Main, 09th of March 2022 – Heliad Equity Partners GmbH & Co. KGaA (ISIN: DE000A0L1NN5) welcomes InstaFreight to its portfolio and is leading the $40 million Series B round together with the European Investment Bank (EIB). All previous investors of InstaFreight have also participated in the new financing round.

InstaFreight, as one of Europe’s fastest growing log-tech start-ups, offers both efficient and digital transport services as well as transport management with its digital solutions – this involves holistic digital logistics concepts for the industry and trade sector that are unique in Europe in terms of their simplicity and transparency. Thanks to the digital business model, the new investments will enhance the resilience of supply chains strained by the pandemic and the Ukraine war by providing even more capacity for European land transport and using it more efficiently.

“Overland transport is still highly inefficient and we as InstaFreight provide more sustainability and efficiency through a technological approach, thereby contributing our share to secure global supply chains,” adds Philipp Ortwein, Managing Director and Co-Founder of InstaFreight.

“The truck logistics market is vast, highly fragmented and still dominated by non-digital players and overall inefficient, often paper-based, processes. InstaFreight, through its freight forwarding solutions and Transportation Management product, has seen tremendous growth over recent time, having made the company an integral part of this essential industry. Its fully digital and holistic platform solution empowers carriers and shippers equally. We are very excited to create together with the stellar team behind Philipp Ortwein, Maximilian Schäfer and Markus Doetsch, and among a strong investor base, a market leading solution to improve the logistics industry”, says Falk Schäfers, CEO of Heliad.

About InstaFreight

InstaFreight is a leading digital logistics company for overland transport in Europe. Founded in 2016, the company employs more than 200 people across Europe and carries out several thousand transports per week. InstaFreight combines the transport capacity of more than 25,000 carriers in one digital platform and gives shippers access to this capacity. Through digital innovations, the Berlin-based scaleup creates transparency and efficiency within the transport process.

For shippers, InstaFreight handles transports reliably and without complications. By digitizing the transport process, shippers benefit from efficient processes that save time and money, and a supply chain that is always visible. With InstaFreight, carriers can meet the digital needs of shippers, optimize their capacity utilization, and are paid faster at attractive freight rates.

For more information, visit www.instafreight.com.


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About Heliad

Heliad (ISIN: DE000A0L1NN5 / Ticker: HPBK) is a listed investment company with a mission to empower both entrepreneurs and investors. The company invests in market leading companies across various verticals and regions to power their next phase of growth. As a listed company and through our strong team and strategic partners, Heliad can support companies pre, at and post IPO and act as a gateway to public equity capital markets.

An evergreen structure allows Heliad to act independently of usual fund lifecycles and provides shareholders with unique access to pre-IPO market returns without any restrictions or limitations in terms of investment size and term commitment. Further information about Heliad can be found under www.heliad.com follow us on LinkedIn.


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