Russia-based online freight service Deliver (formerly iCanDeliver) has closed a seed round of $8 million. The startup automates the process of ordering freight transport and makes things more efficient by finding the closest sender.
Inventure Partners (which has invested in Gett, Busfor, Amwell, Chronext and Netology) invested $3 million, joining A&NN Group and Singapore-based Amereus Group as backers.
Deliver’s competitors include Palletter (in Estonia), which matches shipments to nearby trucks in real time, and Convargo (in France), which has raised a $1.69 million round and which also connects shippers with truckers.
Deliver is doubling down on its largest base in Russia, where it has more than 59,000 confirmed drivers registered, so far. Deliver now hopes to secure up to 15…