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#CountDown: 8 Days to a Minimum Viable Launch

After a few years of thinking about startups building software for trucking and shipping, and more recently, distributed ledgers and supply chains, on August 23, I thought to myself “I really should attend the supply chain meetup in NY.” I was surprised to discover that no such thing existed. So, without thinking, I took out my […]

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Update #01: White Paper | Towards A Supply Chain Operating System

  This update identifies areas of supply chain technology that will be sufficiently well served by existing relational database management systems, and enterprise resource planning systems. It also outlines areas of supply chain that distributed databases or ledgers are more suited for. Lastly, to avoid confusion Nahum Goldmann’s contact information is provided at the end. […]

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#UnderConstruction | Why A Supply Chain Meetup in New York?

The goal of this blog post is to explain why I believe strongly that New York Needs A Supply Chain Meetup. You can join The New York Supply Chain Meetup here. By many estimates, supply chain inefficiencies impose significant overhead costs on corporations, and on the world as a whole. When one reads about the […]

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White Paper | Towards A Supply Chain Operating System

Note: This article does not necessarily reflect the opinion of KEC Ventures, or of other members of the KEC Ventures team. Supplying the world with nearly everything is an enormous and complex job: there are things to discuss.  – Rose George (2013-08-13). Ninety Percent of Everything: Inside Shipping, the Invisible Industry That Puts Clothes on Your Back, […]

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Industry Study: Ocean Freight Shipping (#Startups)

Co-author: John Azubuike (@jnazubuike), KEC Ventures. Note: This article does not necessarily reflect the opinion of KEC Ventures, or of other members of the KEC Ventures team. Supplying the world with nearly everything is an enormous and complex job: there are things to discuss.  – Rose George (2013-08-13). Ninety Percent of Everything: Inside Shipping, the […]

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User Manual: The Early Stage Startups I Want To Hear About Most in 2017 and 2018

About KEC Ventures We are a team of early-stage investors based in New York City. We invest in information technology startups that are pursuing business models with the potential to transform the way business is done in their market. In such startups, we invest in the first institutional Seed Round. Often, but not always, we […]

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Industry Study: Freight Trucking (#Startups)

Embed from Getty Images Co-author: John Azubuike (@jnazubuike), KEC Ventures. Note: This article does not necessarily reflect the opinion of KEC Ventures, or of other members of the KEC Ventures team. Introduction In 2015, the United States freight trucking industry collected gross revenues of $726.4 billion. That accounted for approximately 82% of the total for […]

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User Manual: The Early Stage Startups I Want To Hear About Most in 2016 and 2017

At KEC Ventures, I have been largely focused on finding and meeting the founders that we can become most excited about and partner with. I will continue to maintain that focus over the course of 2016 and 2017. Here are some notes for the founders of the startups I am most eager to meet. About […]

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