Bigblue wants to bring Amazon-style fulfillment to small businesses. Check out the 13-slide pitch deck it used to land $15 million.
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- Paris-based Bigblue wants to enable small businesses to have a fulfillment service like Amazon’s.
- The startup offers shipping automation, route optimization, and branded communications.
- Check out the 13-slide pitch deck it used to raise a $15 million Series A.
Tim Dumain spent over six years running a board game company where he became increasingly frustrated by a delivery system that left customers with no idea when their games would arrive.
He described the fulfillment process as “ridiculous” and “very archaic.” That frustration spurred him to create Bigblue, a logistics startup that aims to offer an Amazon-style service to small businesses.
Dumain’s new startup, which has just raised $15 million in a Series A round, offers shipping automation, route optimization, and branded communications for things like tracking notifications and returns.
The French company wants to help “smaller companies that don’t have the investment capabilities that Amazon and the big marketplaces have” to sell more, according to Bigblue cofounder and former Apple engineer Mathias Griffe.
Bigblue’s software integrates with the likes of Shopify and maps the quickest and most environmentally-friendly shipping routes across its European-wide warehouse and courier network.
Dumain said sustainability was a “huge concern” for Bigblue’s customers, stating that last-mile delivery was undertaken by cargo bikes and electric vehicles.
The startup has also opened fulfillment centers in France and Spain where customers can offer shoppers one-day delivery, a feature it claims can increase conversion rates by up to 40%.
Bigblue will use the fresh funds to expand its one-day delivery service, known as Fast Tags, with plans to open fulfillment centers in the UK. It also plans to increase its headcount from 70 people to over 170.
The round, which brings the company’s total funds raised to $18 million, was led by US firm Runa Capital. Runa was cofounded by Russian entrepreneur Serguei Beloussov who described Russia’s invasion of Ukraine as “devastating and unjust.”
France’s La Poste Ventures co-led the round with additional participation from existing investor Samaipata, a Spanish fund.
Check out the 13-slide pitch deck Bigblue used to raise the cash.