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Supply Chain Tech Report

Q4 2021

Supply Chain Tech Report

March 2, 2022

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Supply chain startups hauled in record VC funding in Q4

VC-backed companies were already working to smooth out the bumps in the supply chain ecosystem before demand for ecommerce exploded amid the pandemic.

Our latest Emerging Tech Research report focuses on startups working to automate logistics and bring more consistency to this space.

Key takeaways

  • Supply chain startups landed a record $10.9 billion in VC investments in Q4, despite deal count continuing to fall.
     
  • Valuations for early- and late-stage startups in the space increased in all four quarters of 2021—with median early-stage pre-money valuations reaching $30.0 million and late-stage valuations hitting $120.0 million.
     
  • Areas such as inventory management, warehousing, and last-mile delivery remain growth opportunities in the industry.

 


Table of contents
Vertical overview 3
Q4 2021 timeline 4
Supply chain tech VC ecosystem market map 5
VC activity 6