FreightWaves today announced FreightWaves for Startups, a new initiative aimed at helping startup companies grow into successful organizations.
Through the program, announced this morning during FreightWaves’ FreightTech Venture Summit, FreightWaves will partner with venture capital firms to provide insight and assistance to their portfolio companies.
“We know the value of relationships when building a business, and by offering these founders some of the lessons we learned along our own journey, as well as providing access to some of the tools and data we’ve developed for our own business, we hope to positively impact their future success,” Craig Fuller, FreightWaves founder and CEO, said. “FreightWaves has been in the exact same spot as many of these companies; we now the struggles they will face, but we came out on the other side thanks in part to the support and expertise of those that came before us. It’s time for us to do the same for the next generation of founders through FreightWaves for Startups.”
Watch: Craig Fuller discusses FreightWaves for Startups
Startups must be working with one of 20 current venture capital partners in the program and be in the Seed round or Series A round of funding. FreightWaves will work alongside these companies and help train them, provide them insight, and offer free access to certain FreightWaves products, valued at $30,000. These include:
- Six (6) months of free access to SONAR, FreightWaves SaaS data platform. This includes API connections and integration assistance.
- A free demo spot at an upcoming FreightWaves event.
- One article about your company to be featured on FreightWaves.com.
- Six (6) months of free access to FreightWaves Passport, the freight research program designed for present and future C-Suite executives.
Interested startups and venture capital firms can fill out a form at www.freightwaves.com/for-startups to get started.
The program offers venture capital firms access to additional tools to help their portfolio companies grow. For startups, they gain non-financial resources, including marketing support, to help grow their business.
Startups must be funded by one of the participating venture capital firms. Those are:
- Ascend Venture Capital
- Dynamo Ventures
- Engage Ventures
- Energize Ventures
- Fontinalis Partners
- Hearst Ventures
- Kayne Partners
- Keyframe Capital
- Maersk Growth
- NewRoad Capital Partners
- Rise of the Rest, a Revolution Fund
- Sageview Capital
- Schematic Ventures
- Story Ventures
- Tech Square Ventures