GoComet, a Singapore-based logistics firm, announced Wednesday that it has closed $7 million in Series A financing led by Rider Global and Atlas Ventures.

Jetty Ventures, Rebright Partners, Leo Capital and Krishna Capital also participated in the round, GoComet said in a statement, adding that this round brings the total company funding to about $9.5 million.

It said the funding will fuel the further development of GoComet’s platform and accelerate its customer growth and expansion in the United States (US) and Europe, in line with its goal to become a global leader in the multi-modal logistics solutions space.

“We are thrilled to have a group of investors who believe in GoComet’s ability to develop competitive supply chain technology solutions, especially at a time when global supply chains are facing unprecedented challenges. We aim to use this capital to attract and retain key talent and expand our customer base into newer segments and markets”, said Gautam Prem Jain, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of GoComet.

GoComet was started in 2018 by four Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi graduates – Ayush Lodhi, Chitransh Sahai, Gautam Prem Jain, and Mehul Katiyar. It is an easy-to-use, intuitive multi-modal logistics and transportation platform that has enabled global businesses to automate their end-to-end logistics profitably. The company’s breakthrough automation has helped worldwide organisations to build supply chain resilience, especially during the global pandemic.

With deep learning algorithms powered by AI and machine learning, the platform allows organisations to reduce freight costs, track shipments in real-time, optimise operations, and, most importantly – save costs. GoComet has also enabled companies to get automated real-time updates on worldwide port congestion.

GoComet’s leading customers include Sun Pharma, Sapmer, Glenmark, Polyplex, Alliance Tyres (Yokohama Tyres’ subsidiary), Lupin, ACG. It is currently headquartered in Singapore and has a presence in Southeast Asia, the US and Europe.

“GoComet already has a proven track record of facilitating significant cost savings in logistics and supply chains for some of the largest global corporations. The product solves a lot of pain points in an easy-to-use and elegant way. We believe this funding will allow the team to accomplish more for their existing as well as new customers and cement the market,” said Timur Boridko, Managing Partner of Rider Global.

Meanwhile, Maxim Shkvaruk, Director of Atlas Ventures said : “GoComet’s team has developed a unique AI-powered platform that solves a very complicated set of logistical challenges for their clients: from the lack of supply chain visibility to inefficient routing and pricing. We believe it is no longer a ‘nice to have’ solution, but an essential technological toolkit that the industry needs to adopt at scale.”

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