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INVESTMENT AREAS

Supply Chain and Warehouse Tech

Investing in digital, connected and automated supply chain and transportation technologies

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With our partner GXO, the world’s largest pure-play contract logistics provider, we are looking for the world’s most promising technology-focused startups at multiple stages of development (prototype stage through commercialization) to collaborate on pilot projects across GXO's global logistics footprint.

Participating startups will have the opportunity for commercial pilots, R&D partnerships, and strategic investment. We accept applicants throughout the year.

Applicants must be post R&D stage (MVP ready or < 6 months away) or fully commercialized, with breakthrough technologies or new business models, and may be across a broad number of areas that are relevant for the contract logistics industry.

We are looking for early-stage startups with technologies in areas such as:

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Warehouse Tech

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Robotics

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AI & IoT

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E-Commerce Tech

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Supply Chain
Tech

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Communication
Infrastructure

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Our partnership with Sente reflects our ongoing commitment to providing our customers with cutting-edge automated solutions that increase safety, productivity, accuracy, and efficiency.

Sandeep Sakharkar
Chief Information Officer
GXO

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The
Opportunity

The primary objective of this investment program is to connect early-stage startups to GXO’s existing and emerging supply chain innovation challenges.

 

Success may be defined differently for each participating startup but may generally include:

 

  • A commercial pilot

  • An R&D collaboration A strategic investment or joint venture

  • A go-to-market partnership

  • A pre-seed or seed stage investment from Sente or its investment partners

  • Partnerships with different technology partners in supply chain tech, process automation, robotics, workplace safety, sustainability technologies, and e-commerce

 

Sente’s multi-phased process is designed to efficiently support decision points at each step of the process to maximize the likelihood of achieving one or more of these goals, with clarity and clear expectations for each of the stakeholders along the way.

 

Programs are mostly virtual, and acceptance is on a rolling basis (some in-person events may take place but will be optional).

Partners

Join our family of startups, investors and corporate partners in the supply chain and logistics industry.