Saudi Technology Ventures (STV) has led a $23 million Series A funding round in TruKKer, a MENA digital freight platform.
The funding round included International Finance Corporation (IFC), Endeavor Catalyst Fund and MEVP, as new investors to the platform, as well as participation from existing investors including Riyad TAQNIA Fund, Oman Technology Fund, Iliad Partners, and Shorooq Ventures.
TruKKer will use the funding to grow the team, enhance experience and strengthen its operating infrastructure across the road freight network in the region. Trukker will continue its aggressive growth in Saudi Arabia, UAE, and the rest of the GCC and is also in the process of going live in Egypt, Jordan and other countries in the region.
Founded in the UAE in 2016, the platform has experienced rapid growth and currently operates across GCC and Jordan with 15,000+ member trucks servicing more than 200 clients.
It enables instant booking, real time demand and supply matching, digital price discovery, cargo tracking, and digitization of document processing of land freight.
The application matches supply with demand across the company’s platform. It connects transporters with consumers and commercial enterprises to provide a convenient and cost-effective logistics service.
TruKKer’s focus is primarily on road freight and it services long haul cross-country, port movements and last mile deliveries of large and bulky cargo.
TruKKer’s co-founder and CTO, Pradeep Mallavarapu said: “We are a transportation operating business with a technology DNA. We provide the necessary visibility and key data metrics on thousands of trucks on our network and we match demand for trucks with reliable transporters who are looking for business.
“Our solutions that are focussed on enhancing the experience for both the transporters and the cargo owners focused on improved efficiencies.
“This means regular jobs and prompt payments, better livelihood and convenience for our transporters alongside high levels of reliability, analytics, and lower transportation costs for the cargo owners.”