FreightWaves has been named to the 2018 CNBC Upstart 100 List, “a new original list of the brightest, most intriguing, young startups promising to become the great companies of tomorrow.” CNBC launched the Upstart List in 2017 with the Upstart 25. In 2018 CNBC has expanded the number of start-ups on the list from 25 to 100, “highlighting more companies breaking industry barriers on the path to becoming tomorrow’s household names.”
“On behalf of the employees of FreightWaves, I want to thank CNBC for this incredible honor,” stated Craig Fuller, FreightWaves’ chief executive officer. “FreightWaves is excited to be named to the CNBC Upstart 100 alongside other technology innovators. In just over two years, FreightWaves has become a leading force in the freight industry as an innovator, disruptor and trusted source for groundbreaking market data, analytics and news.”
FreightWaves has built a world-class community in freight that uses data and technology to help understand, react, predict and de-risk the market. It accomplishes this by developing solutions that combine data transparency and tribal market knowledge from deep freight experience. Its staff of economists, market analysts, data scientists, writers, marketers and others provide news and content, engagement platforms and data-driven technology solutions.
About the CNBC Upstart 100
To be selected for the CNBC Upstart 100, CNBC sought technology-driven startups that are experiencing rapid growth due to their innovative products, apps, tools or services. Companies were scored on a wide range of quantitative metrics including scalability, sales and user growth, intellectual property and more.
Companies had to meet the following eligibility requirements: private and independently owned; five years old or younger; Series B or earlier in their funding; raised a maximum of $50 million in funding, regardless of series.
Through its complementary product/services suite, FreightWaves provides freight and logistics industry participants, the financial markets and others with data-driven technology solutions, actionable insights from its proprietary analytics, commentary and market news, engagement platforms and risk management tools.
In addition to being named to the CNBC 2018 Upstart 100, FreightWaves has received numerous accolades this year. Among them:
Chosen for the 2018 VC Breakout List
Chosen for the Cruchbase Top 100 Ranked Startups
Named as a FinTech Exchange Winner
Named by Pitchbook to the 99 Percentile Growth of All Companies List
Selected as one of 15 start-ups featured in the Futures Industry Association (FIA) Innovators Pavilion at the annual FIA Futures and Options Expo
Selected as one of only five start-ups to present on-stage in the ‘Meet the Innovators’ challenge (to earn ‘FIA Expo Innovator of the Year’)
Won the Rise of the Rest – Chattanooga Pitch (organized by Internet pioneer Steve Case and the Rise of the Rest Seed Fund)