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URBANTZ
Private
IndustryInformation Technology
Founded15 July 2015; 4 years ago (2015-07-15)
FoundersJonathan Weber, Michaël Darchambeau and Melanie Applincourt
HeadquartersBrussels, Belgium
Area served
Europe, Middle East
ProductsSaaS, Transport Management System
Websitewww.urbantz.com

URBANTZ is a Belgian technology scale-up company. Founded in 2015 in Brussels by Jonathan Weber, Michaël Darchambeau and Melanie Applincourt[1]. The company business is to develop a SaaS for first and last mile delivery.

URBANTZ[edit]

The URBANTZ' headquarters are located in Brussels, Belgium with offices in Paris, France. It is present in a total of 7 countries in Europe, and in the Middle East across retail, e-commerce, and carrier.

Technology[edit]

URBANTZ business model is to provide a SaaS solution for companies in the retail and logistics industry with first and last-mile delivery operations. The product’s main features.[1] automatically generate delivery and pick-up routes, allow real-time monitoring of a parcel and register proof-of-delivery/ failure to deliver. Another relevant aspect of the solution is the API integration [2][2]

The product consists of features divided into three modules.

The app is available for Android [3] and iOS [4] with release 3.10. The previous releases focused on adding new features and optimizing aspects of the platform.

Investments[edit]

Since its founding, the company went through 4 funding phases[3]. The latest Series A investment gathered €3 million with business angels, the Belgian investment funds Meusinvest (private anonymous investment fund from Liége) and Sambrinvest (private-public investment consortium), and CMB, a historical Belgian company.

The last wave of funding allowed the company to invest[4] in Research and Product Development, while reinforcing hiring.

Awards[edit]

URBANTZ was awarded several distinctions in the tech and logistics industry. Including the Rising Star Award in 2017 [5][5] and the Customer Experience Award in 2018, awarded by the Delivery Excellence Awards.

eCommerce Best Newcomer, 2019 – awarded by the MetaPack Delivery Awards at The Delivery Conference, the prize recognises the best retailer, brand, 3PL or delivery provider who made an impact in 2018. [6]
Customer Experience Award, 2018 – awarded by the Delivery Excellence Awards in the annual conference for E-deliverers, it recognizes the industry’s best-performing companies providing a good customer experience. [7][6]
Rise Innovative Starters, 2017 – Innoviris.brussels is the Brussels-Capital Region’s institute for research and innovation. The recognition aims to highlight the most innovative Brussels start-up of the year, awarding a grant. [8]
Rising Star Award, 2017 – awarded by the Delivery Excellence Awards, the prize recognizes the most promising startup in the industry in the Brussels-Capital Region, Belgium awarding its financing. [9][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Le dernier kilomètre, à la force du genou". Le Soir. Retrieved 28 June 2019.
  2. ^ "Urbantz optimalise la livraison de colis dans les villes congestionnées". Trends Tendances. 1 March 2018. Retrieved 28 June 2019.
  3. ^ "URBANTZ - Funding Rounds". crunchbase.com. crunchbase. Retrieved 27 June 2019.
  4. ^ "Urbantz lève 3 millions d'euros". Editions Presse Pilote. Strategies Logistique. 18 December 2018. Retrieved 28 June 2019.
  5. ^ "Urbantz optimalise la livraison de colis dans les villes congestionnées". Roularta Media Group. 1 March 2018. Retrieved 28 June 2019.
  6. ^ "'Deliver' event moves on to Lisbon after successful London conference". Robotics & Automation. Retrieved 28 June 2019.
  7. ^ "Urbantz optimalise la livraison de colis dans les villes congestionnées". Roularta Media Group. 1 March 2018. Retrieved 28 June 2019.