Corso Raises $1M in Pre-Seed Funding

Corso, a San Clemente CA- and and St. George, Utah-based e-commerce platform, raised $1M in Pre-Seed funding.

The round was led by Darin Moon, who is the cofounder and president of Redox, one of the leading agricultural companies in the nation. Redox is based out of Burley, Idaho.

The company intends to use the funds to go to market and scale its business.

Led by Nathan Usher, CEO, and Paul Bartholomew, cofounder, Corso provides an e-commerce platform designed to enable merchants and consumers to protect against lost, stolen or damaged shipments and simultaneously reduce their carbon footprint. It acts as an extension of the merchant’s support team to help resolve the issue at no additional charge.

Currently available for merchants to download on the Shopify App Store, customers can purchase the company’s Green Shipping Protection™ service at checkout, for about 2% of their total order, assuring their delivery arrives and offsetting 100% of the carbon associated with last-mile shipping.

Prior to co-founding Corso, Usher and Bartholomew worked together at DealerSocket. Usher held various roles at DealerSocket, from leading the product team and developing multiple product verticals to strategic partnerships and eventually becoming the vice president of operations. Before starting Corso, Usher was the executive vice president at American Logistics. In addition to his time at DealerSocket, Bartholomew has held various growth positions at Podium and Alleva. He has an extensive e-commerce background, helping scale e-commerce brands to successful exits. Bartholomew started his career working in third-party logistics and helping small- to mid-sized brands take on an omnichannel approach, integrating their products to the likes of Rakuten, Amazon, Shopify and Overstock.