FreightWaves for Startups

A little help from your friends.

With so much innovation happening in the freight sector right now, the landscape becomes more competitive each quarter. The marketplace of ideas can be as exciting as it is intimidating. In addition to financial help, many young startups need marketing resources, market insights, visibility, and so much more.

Absolutely no cost to join for both VC firms and companies, FreightWaves for Startups is designed to help caffeine-fueled entrepreneurs as they turn their ideas into goods and services. Targeting early-stage startups, this program will provide critical resources to the organizations that need them most. 

Believe it or not, FreightWaves was a fledgling startup only a few years ago. Understanding the challenges these companies face, the team at FreightWaves will work alongside startups to make sure they have advanced support typically only available to more established organizations.

Venture Capitalists

As a member of this program, your firm will have another tool to offer your portfolio companies. Each admitted startup will be backed by at least one of the participating venture funds. Simply connect our team to the leadership of your companies and we’ll work alongside them to grow their business.


This is an opportunity for VC-funded startups to gain non-financial resources to help  navigate the industry and steer your company in the right direction. Simultaneously, when marketing budgets are strained, let FreightWaves help to deliver your message and your story. Participating startups must be funded by one of the participating VC firms listed below. If your VCs are not listed below, please contact us to learn how they can participate.

Each startup in the program will receive the following assets, valued at $30,000.

  1. Six (6) months of free access to SONAR, FreightWaves SaaS data platform. This includes API connections and integration assistance. Available to new subscribers only.
  2. A free demo spot at an upcoming FreightWaves event.
  3. One article about your company to be featured on
  4. Six (6) months of free access to FreightWaves Passport, the freight research program designed for present and future C-Suite executives.

Interested parties should select their category below and fill out the form. A member of the FreightWaves for Startups team will be in touch with you soon thereafter.

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Participating Funds