FREIGHTTECH VENTURE

NOVEMBER 4, 2020 // VIRTUAL EVENT

The FreightTech sector is hotter than ever before. With rapid innovation bringing new solutions to old challenges, there are many startups and entrepreneurs in need of funding. Thankfully the VC community has recognized the potential that exists within FreightTech and you’ll hear from them today. More than 25 leaders from the VC community will be taking the virtual stage to talk about the latest trends, attitudes and strategies in FreightTech investment as well as the general VC world. On top of that, you’ll hear from 5 founders who have led their companies through multiple stages of funding. Hear the challenges and hurdles they overcame to gain the funding needed to jump start their ideas. Enjoy the FreightTech Venture Summit!

EVENT REPLAYS

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Welcome

11/4/2020 9:00 AM

Craig Fuller
Founder and CEO
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Michael Vincent
Freightcaster
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Tim Dooner
Multimedia Specialist
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio

Keynote: Steve Case

11/4/2020 9:15 AM

As co-founder of AOL and now CEO and Chairman of Revolution LLC, Steve Case knows a few things about building successful startups. He believes there are great business ideas and innovative founders in all corners of the country, and is on the hunt to find them.

Steve Case
Chairman and CEO, Co-Founder
Revolution LLC, AOL
Speaker Bio
Craig Fuller
Founder and CEO
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio

A Founder's Journey: Alden Woodrow and Ike

11/4/2020 9:45 AM

Alden Woodrow
Co-Founder and CEO
Ike
Speaker Bio
Charley Dehoney
President
Fitzmark Omaha
Speaker Bio

Freightonomics

11/4/2020 10:10 AM

Anthony Smith
Director of Market Experts
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Zach Strickland
Market Analyst
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Jon Bradford
Partner
Dynamo Ventures
Speaker Bio

Fuller Speed Ahead

11/4/2020 10:35 AM

Mark Scudder of Scudder law talks about his firm's role in taking companies public. Scudder mentions how the industry has changed since his father got started with Craig Fuller's grandfather in the 1960s, and how SPAC's will influence companies' investment strategies in the future.

Craig Fuller
Founder and CEO
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Mark A. Scudder
CEO
Scudder Law Firm, P.C., L.L.O.
Speaker Bio

Impact of COVID-19 on Venture Capital Attitudes

11/4/2020 10:55 AM

David Dolan
Managing Director
DC Advisory US
Speaker Bio
Ben Weinberg
Managing Director
Susquehanna Growth
Speaker Bio

Live Interview with Dooner and Michael Vincent

11/4/2020 11:10 AM

Michael Vincent
Freightcaster
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Tim Dooner
Multimedia Specialist
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Eli Soler
President
TRUCKERD-IN
Speaker Bio

A Founder's Journey: Justin Bailie and Rose Rocket

11/4/2020 11:15 AM

Justin Bailie, co-founder and chief strategy officer for Rose Rocket, shared the company's journey from seedling to full-blown transportation management system provider with Brian Aoaeh, co-founder and general partner of REFASHIOND Ventures, during the FreightTech Venture Summit.

Justin Bailie
Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer
Rose Rocket
Speaker Bio
Brian Laung Aoaeh
Co-Founder and General Partner
REFASHIOND Ventures
Speaker Bio

VC Perspective: How Freight Tech is Different

11/4/2020 11:40 AM

FreightWaves Chief Financial Officer Spencer Piland chats with Kevin Diesel, managing director of venture capital fund Sapphire Ventures, to discuss the many opportunities available for venture capitalists wanting to be involved in freight tech. The multi-trillion dollar freight sector is rich in revenue-generating opportunities for those wanting to support data-driven start-up companies, Diestel says.

Kevin Diestel
Managing Director
Sapphire Ventures, LLC
Speaker Bio
Spencer Piland
Chief Financial Officer
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio

A Founder's Journey: Greg Price and Shipwell

11/4/2020 11:55 AM

Shipwell has succeeded in securing three rounds of investment since its start in 2016. The millions of dollars have allowed the company to rapidly grow its business into an industry-recognized freight transportation management platform. However, as company CEO Greg Price said, come to the venture capital table with your "A" game.

Greg Price
Founder & CEO
Shipwell
Speaker Bio
Ted Ailing
Partner
Dynamo
Speaker Bio

A Founder's Journey: Anshu Prasad and Leaf Logistics

11/4/2020 12:10 PM

Anshu Prasad
CEO and Co-Founder
Leaf Logistics
Speaker Bio
Ryan Schreiber
Co-Founder and Advisor
Kinetic
Speaker Bio

Icebreaker Presented By Loadsure

11/4/2020 12:30 PM

Keynote: New Options For Technology Innovation

11/4/2020 1:05 PM

Karen Jones
Executive Vice President - Chief Marketing Officer and Head of New Product Development
Ryder System, Inc.
Speaker Bio
George Abernathy
President
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio

Great Quarter Guys

11/4/2020 1:30 PM

Seth Holm
Senior Research Analyst, FreightIntel Group
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Andrew Cox
Market Research Analyst
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Thiago Olsen
Managing Director
Engage
Speaker Bio

A Founder's Journey: Kathryn Schifferle and Work Truck Solutions

11/4/2020 2:00 PM

FreightTech entrepreneur Kathryn Schifferle, the founder of Work Truck Solutions and Comvoy, shared with FreightWaves President George Abernathy her journey navigating the venture capital world during the virtual FreightTech Venture Summit.


Kathryn Schifferle
Founder
Work Truck Solutions
Speaker Bio
George Abernathy
President
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio

Growth Investments: A Successful Entry and Exit With Truckstop.com and Sagemount

11/4/2020 2:15 PM

FreightWaves CEO and founder Craig Fuller hosted a “Fuller Speed Ahead” episode with Truckstop.com CEO Paris Cole and Phil Yates of Bregal Sagemount. The virtual chat titled “Growth Investments: A Successful Entry and Exit,” was part of FreightWaves’ FreightTech Venture Summit on Wednesday. It centered on the founding and growth of Truckstop.com and what’s next for the 25-year-old company, the largest digital freight marketplace in North America.

Paris Cole
CEO
Truckstop.com
Speaker Bio
Craig Fuller
Founder and CEO
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Phil Yates
Founding Partner
Bregal Sagemount
Speaker Bio

Fireside Chat

11/4/2020 2:45 PM

Venture capitalists Kunal Mehta with Hearst Ventures and Earnest Sweat with GreatPoint Ventures share perspectives on the changing venture capital markets in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. Mehta and Sweat, both with backgrounds in the supply chain sector, discuss their recent experience with startup founders in those markets as well as in healthcare and other verticals. They also provide an outlook on how venture funding will progress over the next year and within the decade.

Earnest Sweat
Associate Partner
GreatPoint Ventures
Speaker Bio
Kunal Mehta
Principal
Hearst Ventures
Speaker Bio

Fuller Speed Ahead

11/4/2020 3:00 PM

Blue North founder Brit Fitzpatrick highlights her career successes and difficulties as a Black female entrepreneur in the South. She takes CEO Craig Fuller through her goals for Blue North, including attracting supply chain investors to the Northern Kentucky market with a $50 million support fund goal.

Craig Fuller
Founder and CEO
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Brit Fitzpatrick
Executive Director
Blue North
Speaker Bio
Julian Counihan
General Partner
Schematic Ventures
Speaker Bio

Creating Value in Freight Tech

11/4/2020 3:40 PM

The freight business is both complicated and asset-heavy. To be successful, both tech startups and their VC backers need to know the freight business, its pain points and its limitations. Prologis Ventures’ Will O’Donnell speaks with Assembly Ventures’ Jessica Robinson on how the right combination of entrepreneurs and investors can create the most value in FreightTech.

Will O'Donnell
Managing Partner
Prologis Ventures
Speaker Bio
Jessica Robinson
Co-Founder and Partner
Assembly Ventures
Speaker Bio

Live Interview with Dooner and Michael Vincent

11/4/2020 3:55 PM

Tim Dooner
Multimedia Specialist
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Michael Vincent
Freightcaster
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Matt Silver
CEO
Forager
Speaker Bio

Live Interview with Dooner and Michael Vincent

11/4/2020 4:05 PM

Tim Dooner
Multimedia Specialist
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Michael Vincent
Freightcaster
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Bob Brunn
Vice President of Investor Relations & Corporate Strategy, Finance
Ryder System, Inc.
Speaker Bio

The Advantages of Working with Sector Based Funds

11/4/2020 4:15 PM

The need for deep industry knowledge and a deeper network of contacts has become key to competing in the crowded logistics venture capital arena. Zach Barasz, director at G2VP, and Ty Findley, managing partner with Ironspring, discuss the advantages startup and later-stage companies find when working with sector-focused VC funds.

Ty Findley
Managing Partner
Ironspring Ventures
Speaker Bio
Zach Barasz
Director
G2VP
Speaker Bio

Fuller Speed Ahead

11/4/2020 4:30 PM

Sageview Capital partner Andrew Korn sits down with Craig Fuller to talk about growth capital vs venture capital investments. They discuss longevity of growth investing, Sageview's big bet with Drivewyze, and the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on investment strategies.

Andrew Korn
Partner
Sageview Capital
Speaker Bio
Craig Fuller
Founder and CEO
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio

Closing Remarks

11/4/2020 4:55 PM

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Michael Vincent
Freightcaster
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Tim Dooner
Multimedia Specialist
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio

Icebreaker Presented By Loadsure

11/4/2020 5:05 PM

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