We got an exclusive look at the 10-slide pitch deck sustainable last-mile delivery startup Liefergrün used to raise $3.4 million from Speedinvest
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- German firm Liefergrün wants to make last-mile deliveries faster, greener, and more consumer-focused.
- The startup counts Adidas, Dyson, and Every among its customers.
- We got an exclusive look at the redacted 10-slide pitch deck it used to raise the round.
Liefergrün, a sustainable last-mile delivery startup that counts brands like Adidas and Dyson among its customers, has raised €3 million ($3.4 million) in fresh funds.
The German company, which was founded in Munster in 2021, wants to do for deliveries what Klarna did for the credit industry. The startup aims to make logistics much more sustainable by using an electric fleet and routing software that determines more efficient routes depending on a vehicle’s max load and parcel destinations.
Liefergrün relies on a system of microhubs distributed throughout cities that enables it to offer flexible one-hour delivery windows to customers
Niklas Tauch, the Liefergrün chief executive, said that packages nowadays are delivered in a diesel van by an “unmotivated courier”, typically between the hours of 10am and 8pm.
“So basically you have to be at home if you want to get that parcel from 10 am to 8pm,” he told Insider. “Who wants to do that nowadays?”
The company claims that, if its approach was adopted across Germany, it would more than halve package delivery emissions by 1.7 million tons of CO2 – the equivalent of taking nearly 370,000 cars off the road each year.
Liefergrün was first founded as an online shop with its own sustainable logistics network but pivoted to green last-mile delivery when a large corporate, which Tauch could not name, called up and asked for the service. The CEO described it as the “opportunity of our life.”
The seed round was led by Speedinvest, with participation from Norrsken VC, which was founded by Klarna cofounder Niklas Adalberth.
Today, Liefergrün’s customers include Adidas, Dyson, and Every, offering services including two hour and next day delivery, which consumers can track in real-time using an app.
The fresh cash will be used to bolster its headcount from 30 people to 50 people in the Munster headquarters in the coming weeks.
The company operates in 30 cities across Germany and is now eyeing the UK, Spain and France as it expands across Europe. It is also expanding its software and has just launched a bookable returns feature for consumers to send deliveries back.
Check out the 10-slide redacted pitch deck Liefergrün used to raise the round below.