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Transportation, for both people and goods, continues to evolve.
We are looking for the world’s most promising technology-focused transportation startups at multiple stages of development (prototype stage through commercialization), seeking pre-seed and seed funding and pilot projects with industrial partners. Together with our partners in logistics, consumer brands, e-commerce, transportation, and the public sector, we want to fund what’s next in transportation.
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. They may be across many areas in the movement of people and goods (urban, cross-country, and around the world).
We are looking for early-stage startups with technologies in areas such as:
Connected & Autonomous
Freight & Last Mile
Warehouses & Ports
Supply Chain Tech
AI & IoT
Being part of this ecosystem means that we get access to the knowledge and experience of the Sente team and also the ideas, experience, and technology of all the startups and industry partners.
The primary objective of this investment program is to seek out startups in circular economy and digital transformation where they intersect with manufacturing, energy, and transportation sectors, to connect to customer projects and make early-stage investments in a select few.
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 and industrial partners.
Our 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).
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