Shypple, a Rotterdam, The Netherlands-based digital forwarding startup, raised €1.7m in a second funding round.
Backers included regional development fund Brabantse Ontwikkelmaatschappij (BOM), August Ventures, and private investors. In conjunction with the funding, Patrick Kerssemakers from August Ventures will join Shypple as an advisor.
The company intends to use the funds to further improve the product and simplify freight shipping.
The startup is active in the retail, E-commerce and wholesale segment. Shypple is planning to make its online platform suitable for air cargo as well.
Founded in 2016 by Jarell Habets, Shypple is a digital forwarder that offers all services required to ship goods from door pick-ups, pick-up, customs brokerage, ocean, air and rail freight to on-demand warehousing.
The startup provides companies with a centralized web application that acts as a dashboard providing real-time visibility on every aspect of the supply chain. For intercontinental trade, it offers a centralized and digital web app that acts as a supply chain dashboard, which oversees every movement and action in the process and foresees in a variety of booking, planning, delivery and communication possibilities.
Multiple users can collaborate within this tool and are in direct contact with dedicated operations coordinators.
From the web app, logistics teams can directly search, compare, book and follow shipments for both air- and ocean freight.
Shypple currently connects more than 800 ports worldwide.
The company currently has 25 employees.