Let’s apply software to logistics

1000 + B

Logistics industry in Europe alone (2.8x fashion)

250 +

Venture opportunities in logistics

10000 +

B2B customers in 7 global markets

Build a global business with us

250  k

Pre-seed funding and a very attractive term sheet

300 +

Logistics industry experts in our network

50 +

Experts in operations and fundraising

We’re looking for founders

We offer unique, market-making business opportunities

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What we offer

Beam offers unique advantages for founders. Creating a company is the hardest thing in business, and people who haven’t done it, don’t really understand. We increase your odds of success based on what we have learned as founders ourselves.

What we offer

Meet the team

We are a lean operation. We prefer expertise and diverse strengths focused on a small number of companies. We are just as hungry, just as humble, and just as focused as our startup founders. Our extraordinary network takes care of the rest.

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How we invest

We identify non-obvious, market-changing business opportunities and collaborate with outstanding founders. We then launch startups jointly that address business problems at least 5X better than the status quo.

How we invest

Logistics startups

Logistics is a huge industry. Most existing business models haven’t yet been reinvented by software. We have compiled a list of logistics startups. Their number is rapidly increasing.

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80% equity for our founders

We’ve been founders ourselves. If there is one thing we want to maximize, then it’s our founders’ long-term motivation. We want to offer the most professional and most rewarding conditions for outstanding entrepreneurs.

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Is this the Smartphone Moment for Industrial AR?

A few weeks ago, Microsoft launched the HoloLens 2, an AR headset that is solely designed for workers in industrial manufacturing environments. We take a more detailed look at the HoloLens 2 and discuss its larger implications.

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Beam is an approved HubSpot partner

HubSpot offers a suite of products for customer relationship management (CRM), content management (CMS), marketing, sales, and customer service: powerful alone, and even better when used together.

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Logistics 101: Tantlinger’s Twist Lock

A simple device invented in the mid-1950’s paved the way for containerization and global trade as we know it today. In this article, we are taking a look at Tantlinger's twist-lock and its groundbreaking implications on global trade.

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Spanning the reality gap between AI and Industry 4.0

A summary of industry-ready state of the art computer vision techniques (by Philip Montsho)

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Our Guide to the Universal Postal Union (UPU)

This time, we take a look at the Universal Postal Union (UPU). Explore its history and learn why an increasing number of countries are threatening to leave the agency.

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The State of Inner-City Retail

In the face of continued rapid growth of e-commerce sales, traditional retail has been declining for years. We take a look at the current status of inner-city retail in Germany (& beyond) and its prospects for the near future.

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Our Guide to 1PL, 2PL, 3PL, 4PL, 5PL

This is our new regular series to help you navigate and understand the logistics industry. In this edition, we dive into the concepts of “xth-party logistics”.

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What will the future hold for the logistics industry?

On October 18th, 2018, we welcomed over 200 guests from leading logistics startups, executives from Mittelstand corporations and logistics-focused investors to this year’s “Re-Imagining Logistics.”

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