London-based logistics start-up BoxxDocks offers a shipping solution which improves efficiency and reduces the carbon footprint. First off its smart shipping boxes, which are 100% recyclable and British-made, can reduce down to the size of its contents meaning you are no longer shipping empty space. Tags on the boxes turn this solution in to Box as a Service (just when you thought we’d found all the aas’s!). The tags, readable by any Bluetooth device, turn this into an IoT solution securely transmitting the data of the box so companies can mapping their entire supply-chains on the BoxxDocks cloud.
Founded by Alessandro Attanzio, Amarjit Pall and James Della Valle, BoxxDocks - the start-up has just snagged some pre-seed funding, £150,000 from British Design Fund which it's adding to $120,000 in funding it received from Techstars.
"The investment committee were really impressed with the team at BoxxDocks, their visionary approach and commitment to innovation. Their mission fits perfectly with our goal to support ambitious, purpose-led British startups, with potential to scale. We are delighted to be joining BoxxDocks on its journey,” says Damon Bonser, CEO, British Design Fund.
“There are more than five billion logistics boxes in circulation today, yet it is the only element of the logistics chain that has not been optimised. At BoxxDocks, we want to change that by building a global network of data-driven logistics boxes to unlock both cost savings and Co2 reductions,” says Alessandro Attanzio, co-founder of BoxxDocks. “We are incredibly excited about this partnership with the British Design Fund. The investment and mentoring we receive will allow us to start scaling our solution, as we drive down costs and carbon emissions within the logistics sector, while redefining the standards being used today."
Main image: Alessandro Attanzio (CEO), Amarjit Pall (CBO) and James Della Valle (CTO)