Zedify, the network of first and last mile delivery operations across the UK, has recently raised over £300,000 from a group of private investors led by Green Angel Syndicate (GAS).
Zedify raises £300,000 from Green Angel Syndicate
The investment signals the confidence investors have placed in Zedify, and the huge market potential for efficient, consolidated first and last-mile urban deliveries. Antoine Pradayrol, Director and analyst at Green Angel Syndicate, who joins the Zedify board as investment director noted the pioneering work Zedify has done to demonstrate the business case for using cargo bikes in the burgeoning urban delivery market.
Antoine Pradayrol commented, "Zedify is tackling a very serious problem, air pollution and carbon emissions in cities, in a huge, fast-growing market - local deliveries. The company has developed an efficient and differentiated solution, combining electric trikes and local depots. Zedify already shows serious traction and its franchise model will enable for rapid growth. I am really humbled and excited by this opportunity to support Rob, Sam and the team, who combine a great sense of purpose and a very successful track record in the market."
Zedify offers a solution to the growing problem of delivering in urban areas by ensuring businesses and customers get the flexible and reliable deliveries they need at a good price.
Zedify’s unique system for smart, consolidated, zero emission deliveries is also better for the city and their mission is to help transform urban logistics and create the healthier, more liveable cities of the future.
Co-founders Rob King and Sam Keam have over 20 years of combined experience in zero-emission logistics. Zedify was founded in 2018 when they joined forces with a blueprint for Zedify as the leading national urban logistics specialist that directly addresses the overlapping challenges of congestion, air pollution, climate change and liveable streets. Zedify is also a registered Real Living Wage employer.
The funding will be used to improve the unique technology platform Zedify has developed, further enabling Zedify depots to optimise and manage first and last-mile deliveries efficiently as volumes grow across the group.
Zedify will also expand the capacity of their national team with new hires in sales, marketing, and operations to accelerate the growth of the national network and support their plans for up to 20 depots to be operational by 2022 - up from 8 at present.
Co-founder, Sam Keam noted: “We are thrilled to have won the trust and confidence of GAS and other investors, and are buoyed by the ever-growing potential for our unique model of smart, consolidated urban deliveries. This funding will unlock our ambitious plans for innovation and growth as we continue to demonstrate how deliveries, when done well, can contribute positively to the communities we serve.”
Zedify is a system for doing first and last mile deliveries in cities better. Zedify works by utilising consolidation depots on the edge of urban areas that act as a gateway for small items coming in and out of the area. Combined with its own technology platform, Zedify make smart, hyper-localised deliveries using an all-electric fleet of cargo bikes, trikes and vans.
Better deliveries for better cities.