TruKKer, Saudi-based and digital freight network, raised $96m in a mix of equity and debt series B financing. The equity round was led by ADQ and Saudi Technology Ventures (STV) with the participation of Mubadala. Existing investors including the Public Investment Fund-backed Riyad Taqnia Fund and Shorooq Partners. As part of the financing round, the company also raised $50M in venture debt from Mars Growth, a Liquidity Group and MUFG joint venture fund, and San Francisco-based Partners for Growth, backed by the Silicon Valley Bank.
“We create unparalleled business availability while organizing, optimizing, and redefining standards for the land freight market. Our products focus on simplicity with sophisticated back-end algorithms that are multilayered for multi-tenanted access in parallel. The sector requires a strong operating business that can demonstrate the use of high-tech solutions to solve multiple simple and complex issues at the same time,” Pradeep Mallavarapu, TruKKer Co-Founder and CTO, said.
Trukker was founded in 2018, and since its establishment it brought together a fleet of 40,000 trucks and 700 enterprise customers across 8 countries.
“TruKKer’s growth has been exponential, both in our home markets of KSA & UAE and in new markets across North Africa and Central Asia. This has made our stakeholders believe in our exceptional product innovation, execution abilities, and category leadership. We are constantly improvising on the launch playbook that allows us to rapidly launch new markets followed by scaling our offering in them. At the same time, the core market teams are becoming more data and analytics-driven in business processes to ensure improving user experience, setting standards, and leading the sector’s direction. We are a constantly evolving team with a passion for problem-solving, hunger for growth, and obsession to succeed,” Gaurav Biswas, Founder & CEO, TruKKer elaborated.
The startup will use the money to expand in existing markets across the Middle East and Central Asia in addition to launching new products and features.
“We are strong believers in TruKKer’s technology and team to overhaul the regional logistics sector. This is an opportune time to drive growth in the sector as the world focuses on digitization and technology like never before. TruKKer is a sector leader in the region and aligns with ADQ’s long-term strategy towards sustainable investments in fundamental sectors,” Amer Al Ameri, Head of Venture Capital & Technology Investments at ADQ added.
This Series B funding round followed their acquisition of Pakistan-based Trucksher to access yet another critical South Asian Market.
“TruKKer is building a platform that is set to become the de-facto infrastructure for land freight in the region, seamlessly connecting the atoms and the bits, with superior execution and operations. We’ve been part of TruKKer’s journey since 2019 and we’re proud to be doubling down and partnering with ADQ and Mubadala,” Ahmad AlNaimi, General Partner at STV, stated.
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