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Zero emission parcel logistics agency HIVED delivers £10m in funding

A zero-emissions parcel supply agency whose purchasers embrace ASOS is elevating £10m because it tries to tackle the business’s largest operators.

Sky News understands that HIVED, which was based two years in the past by Murvah Iqbal and Mathias Krieger, has secured the Series A funding from buyers led by Planet A Ventures.

HIVED operates an all-electric supply fleet of cargo bikes, providing UK-wide assortment supply throughout Greater London for worldwide retailers corresponding to ASOS and Zara.

Other buyers within the spherical embrace Maersk Growth, the enterprise arm of the Danish delivery and logistics big AP Moller-Maersk, and present backers Eka Ventures and Pale blue dot.

The fundraising will likely be introduced publicly on Thursday.

HIVED desires to take advantage of continued progress within the parcel supply market, with 5.4bn delivered within the UK in 2021, in line with the corporate.

Ms Iqbal mentioned the corporate’s goal was to “decarbonise the logistics industry while setting a new standard for delivery quality”.

“In an industry that has historically failed customers and the planet, we see the incredible need for HIVED’s solution and are rising to that opportunity, building a parcel delivery service that consumers genuinely enjoy and merchants can trust.”

HIVED claims to have seen 30% month-over-month income progress since its launch, and beforehand secured £1.75m.

It now employs 40 individuals at its head workplace, and in addition works with companions together with Candy Kittens.

Nick de la Forge, a companion at Planet A, mentioned: “Globally, transport is expected to be one of the biggest sources of greenhouse gas emissions until 2050.

“With their dedication to sustainability and use of electrical automobiles, HIVED just isn’t solely remodeling parcel supply but additionally serving to to create a extra environmentally pleasant future.”

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