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Beacon (supply chain)

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Beacon (trading name for Global Technology Holdings Ltd.)
Type
Private
Industry
  • Supply chain
  • Logistics
  • Freight forwarding
  • Trade finance
  • Computer software
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Clean technology
Founded 📆2018
Founders 👔
  • Fraser Robinson
  • Dmitri Izmailov
Headquarters 🏙️,
London
,
Area served 🗺️
Key people
  • Fraser Robinson (CEO)
  • Dmitri Izmailov (COO)
  • Pierre Martin (CTO)
Members
Number of employees
Websitebeacon.co.uk
address
telephone

Beacon is a deep tech startup that provides freight forwarding and trade finance services, mainly to businesses.[1][2][3] It aims to use supply chain engineering tools such as software, artificial intelligence, and operations research to increase transparency, speed, flexibility and reliability, while reducing costs and emissions.[1][2]

History[edit]

Beacon is a trading name for Global Technology Holdings Ltd., and was founded in 2018 by former Uber executives Fraser Robinson and Dmitri Izmailov.[4][1][5][6][7] It has received funding from ex-CEO of Google Eric Schmidt, Palantir co-founder Joe Lonsdale, and Uber co-founders Travis Kalanick and Garrett Camp.[1][2][3]

Services[edit]

Beacon's primary service is freight forwarding; it handles the logistics of shipping goods door-to-door by land, sea and air.[1][5] It currently insures its shipments using AIG.[5]

Beacon also provides supply chain finance to businesses in order to increase their working capital.[1][2][3]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Fortson, Danny (13 October 2019). "Tech titans back former Uber boss Fraser Robinson's Beacon venture". The Sunday Times.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Todd, Stuart. "Tech start-up Beacon aims to 'disrupt the $1 trillion world of freight forwarders'". Lloyd's loading list.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Kulikowska-Wielgus, Agnieszka. "London-based start-up Beacon aims to 'disrupt the $1 trillion world of freight forwarders'". Trans.INFO (in Deutsch).
  4. "GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LTD". Companies House.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 "Beacon". beacon.co.uk.
  6. Kahn, Jeremy. "Former Uber Exec Joins Board of Self-Driving Startup". Bloomberg.
  7. Singh, Kanishka; S, Sangameswaran (6 December 2017). "Uber's top European dealmaker to step down from role". Reuters.

External links[edit]


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