We continue our strong start to 2021 with another announcement: this time, of our investment in Gophr. We’re very excited to lead the £4m Series A round of the London-based start-up and join Seb, Krzys, and the entire Gophr team on their exciting journey to solving B2B last-mile delivery. Gone are the days of all-day delivery slots, missed packages, and lack of transparency. Gophr’s last-mile delivery-platform solves for all that and much more.
There is no denying it, all of us have had a record-setting 2020 in terms of deliveries: whether it was HelloFresh or any of the numerous restaurants sending us “dine-at-home-kits”, supplies for well-intentioned DIY projects, extra furniture and clothes to complete the WFH look and set the appropriate video conference background, or simply books, arts and crafts materials, or objects that spark joy.
However, one thing that decidedly doesn’t spark joy is usually the delivery experience.
“How hard can it be to tell me when my delivery will arrive? Why can’t I let the courier know that I’ll be stepping out of the house shortly? How come the brand I shopped with doesn’t know where my item is?”
All of these complaints and millions more don’t just lead to end-user frustration, but also to overworked couriers and damaged brand perceptions.
That’s where Gophr comes in: Seb, Krzys, and team have built an end-to-end last-mile logistics platform, that seamlessly sits between customers (those sending items), couriers (those delivering items), and recipients (those receiving items), and uses a data-first approach to automate and optimise all steps from time of placing an order until successful delivery of that order all within the same-day.
Doesn’t matter if you’re an individual or small business that needs something delivered on a given day, or a large multi-national sending thousands of items, Gophr has you covered. By taking into account in-depth customer, courier, location, traffic, and package data, their matchmaking algorithm finds the best courier for any given job, while automating the entire dispatch, pickup, and delivery process for their clients.
It’s extremely straightforward and simple to use. Why not try it out for yourself here.
The ease of use, massive process improvements and transparency of Gophr are great reasons to have invested in the team. But in the words of Shawn Wayans in Scary Movie, there is more, much more:
Thinking one step further, the optimisation possibilities are near endless: as each extra node in your network, has the potential to be a moving, mini pick-up and drop-off point that can further streamline the end-to-end delivery experience. Bringing us to the true delivery experience we are accustomed to in the digital realm but in the physical world. We’re very bullish on what the future has in store for Gophr!
Team Gophr, Welcome to the Nauta Family, we are excited to be part of this journey with you.
🤓 Learn more about Gophr on their website: https://gophr.com/
👩💻 Work with a great & experienced team: https://uk.gophr.com/about-us#careers
🎟️ If you’re a courier, sign-up here: https://uk.gophr.com/courier-jobs#apply-now