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General Information

Offices

Headquarters
205 Brazos Street
Austin, TX, 78701
USA
Europe Headquarters

People

CEO, Co-Founder, Board Member
Co-Founder, EVP Strategy & Operations
Chief Financial Officer
VP, Business Development
Sr. Director, Marketing Communications
EVP, Global Business
GM uShip PRO
Chief Marketing Officer
GM, LTL Freight

Acquisitions

Boxby, 6/2010

Funding

TOTAL $44.7M
FUNDING TOTAL $44.7M
Series B, 10/2006
DAG Ventures
Benchmark
$5M
Partial Close, 2/2011
$2M
Series C, 12/2012
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
$18M
Series C, 3/2013
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
Benchmark
$1.36M
Private Equity, 6/2013
$18.3M

Competitors

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uShip

uShip is the global transport marketplace that’s reinventing logistics. By moving it entirely online and to mobile devices, it brings greater automation, transparency and efficiency to the traditionally inefficient shipping industry. Primarily serving the commercial freight, vehicles, and household goods markets, the uShip freight exchange seamlessly connects shipping customers – from freight brokers to business shippers and consumers – with feedback-rated transportation service providers that engage in online fixed price, spot market and auction-based transactions. Based in Austin, Texas, and Amsterdam, the company operates globally with localized sites in 19 countries and regions on six continents. It is backed by Benchmark Capital, DAG Ventures and Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers, and is featured on “Shipping Wars,” A&E’s real-life series broadcast worldwide.

History of uShip:
In many ways, uShip.com was born in the back of a rented moving van. As CEO and Founder Matt Chasen was moving from Seattle to Texas, his mother had been struggling to move a dresser from Ohio to Texas. When Matt arrived to pick up the 9-foot van he ordered, it was sold out, leaving him with a 20-foot truck. As he drove the virtually empty truck to Texas, he wondered if there may be someone in a similar situation in Ohio with enough room to bring home his mother’s dresser. Matt continued to tinker with the idea over the coming year, and when he arrived at the University of Texas, he eventually joined with fellow business school students Jay Manickam and Mickey Millsap. The three further developed the business plan to take advantage of all these empty trucks to make shipping more affordable.

Recent Milestones

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    uShip added Bob Bearden as Chief Financial Officer. (1/7/14)
    Posted 1/20/14 at 3:24pm
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    uShip added Dick Metzler as Chief Marketing Officer. (10/10/13)
    Posted 1/20/14 at 3:24pm
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    uShip received $18.3M in Private Equity funding. (6/12/13)
    Posted 6/14/13 at 3:40am via sec.gov
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    uShip added Jim Bramlett as GM, LTL Freight. (5/1/13)
    Posted 1/20/14 at 3:24pm
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    uShip received $1.36M in Series C funding. (3/7/13)
    Posted 11/18/13 at 2:45am
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    uShip added Rick E. Wittenbraker as VP, Market Development. (3/1/13)
    Posted 3/11/13 at 7:06pm
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    uShip received $18M in Series C funding. (12/20/12)
    Posted 12/19/12 at 10:01pm via techcrunch.com
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    uShip — A&E announces uShip to be featured in reality series "Shipping Wars" (12/2/11)
    Posted 12/27/11 at 9:37am via aetv.com
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    uShip — uShip hits 2 millionth listing on its marketplace (12/1/11)
    Posted 6/17/10 at 5:05am
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    uShip received $2M in Partial Close funding. (2/1/11)
    Posted 11/27/13 at 2:51am via sec.gov
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    uShip acquired Boxby. (6/22/10)
    Posted 6/22/10 at 7:18pm via techcrunch.com
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    uShip — Shawn Bose Named VP & GM, Global Operations (6/17/10)
    Posted 6/17/10 at 4:55am
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    uShip added Dean Jutilla as Sr. Director, Marketing Communications. (6/1/09)
    Posted 4/4/13 at 3:13am
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    uShip added Phillip Strohl as VP, Business Development. (8/8/07)
    Posted 1/20/14 at 3:24pm
  • Dollar
    uShip received $5M in Series B funding. (10/30/06)
    Posted 3/31/10 at 8:07pm via benchmark.com
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    uShip added Shawn Bose as EVP, Global Business. (5/15/05)
    Posted 4/25/10 at 4:50am

Videos

Above:

How uShip Works

Added: 11/2/12
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uShip’s Parody of The Social Network movie trailer

Added: 11/2/12
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A&E Promo Trailer of “Shipping Wars,” featuring uShip

Added: 11/2/12
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How Ship Happens at uShip.com

Added: 11/2/12
Above:

CNBC Profile of uShip

Added: 11/29/12

Screenshots

uShip screenshot
Above: uShip Home Page
Uploaded: 6/17/10
uShip screenshot
Above: 2012 uShip Home Page
Uploaded: 11/29/12

Products

Find Shipments

Websiteuship.com/find
Launch DateJanuary 1, 2008
uShip screenshot
Above: Find Shipments Screenshot -- #1
Uploaded: 2/5/08

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Compete

Uship

Sources

  1. UShip Acquires UK Courier Marketplace Boxby (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  2. UShip Inks $5M Round For Shipping & Moving Marketplace (benchmark.com) [edit]
  3. SEC (sec.gov) [edit]
  4. Shipping And Transportation Marketplace uShip Raises $18M From Kleiner Perkins (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  5. Silicon Valley Venture Capital Almanac - Source [edit]
  6. SEC (sec.gov) [edit]
  7. uShip [edit]
    uShip [edit]
    aetv.com [edit]
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