News that will impact the freight industry, from technology, to regulatory changes, to economic developments. Jenny Xu will serve as Managing Director of Freight.Tech FreightWaves announces the formation of Freight.Tech, a startup and innovation engagement platform to connect early and growth-stage startups with investors, strategic partners, and leading corporations.

The focus is entirely on transportation and logistics businesses, with a key focus on freight movement and equipment technology. Jenny Xu, formerly the head of the Commercial Emerging Technology Group at Bridgestone Americas, has been chosen to lead this initiative.

Freight.Tech will work with companies at all stages from ideation to commercialization and high growth phases, with an emphasis on disruption and innovation, to help them navigate the various challenges that are presented at each part of the cycle. Whether it’s helping pre-revenue companies design their go-to-market plan, navigate the capital raise process, or working with Fortune 50 companies on interpreting market development and shifts, Freight.Tech aims to help bring clarity and outcomes to the changes brought on by global market disruptions.

  Freight.Tech is an advisory service that draws on the collective expertise of the FreightWaves team, with deep understanding of the freight markets, technologies, and commercial cycles in the space. Unlike most advisory services around the transportation industry, the FreightWaves team has served time as entrepreneurs, venture investors, and corporate innovation officers.

The breadth of expertise includes some of the deepest expertise on trucking (LTL and truckload), freight brokerage, airfreight, rail, intermodal, and maritime. The team also has some of the brightest strategists on industry technology, including OEM technologies, Tier-1 suppliers, trailers, telematics, blockchain, load matching services, and tracking systems.  Plus, the team is able to draw on the collective expertise of the FreightWaves and BiTA communities, giving companies and decision makers with unprecedented access. Read more from…

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