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Emerging Tech Research: Supply Chain Tech

Q4 2020

Emerging Tech Research: Supply Chain Tech

March 2, 2021

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Recent and upcoming public debuts from supply chain specialists such as E2open, Berkshire Grey, and TuSimple have cast a spotlight on VC investment in the sector, as demand increases for technology digitizing and automating supply chain processes and workflows. In particular, enterprise supply chain software and warehousing technology have emerged as hot spots, attracting record venture backing in 2020. Our latest Emerging Tech Research report explores why VCs are focusing on such investments and what the future could hold for the sector. Among the takeaways:
  • Supply chain tech companies based in North America and Europe hauled in $4.1 billion in VC funding in Q4 2020, a 43.4% increase in deal value YoY.
  • Downstream logistics drove VC deal activity in the sector as investors made large bets on middle- and last-mile technologies.
  • Startups that focus on supply chain risk management and visibility are gaining traction as the pandemic expands the need for data analytics and real-time monitoring services.