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Here are the categories of startups that are innovating supply chain and logistics, as identified by CB Insights’ new market map:
Digital freight shipping. Startups such as iContainers and Flexport leverage data and software to manage end-to-end freight shipping processes.
Blockchain. By using blockchain distributed ledger technology, startups such as ShipChain and Provenance bring greater visibility and security to the supply chain.
Food supply chain. Companies such as Apeel Sciences help reduce food waste by extending the shelf life of fresh produce.
Warehousing. Startups including Commonsense Robotics focus on micro-fulfillment through robots for more efficient last-mile delivery.
Autonomous trucking. Investors continue to fund startups such as Kodiak Robotics, which builds autonomous long-haul trucking technology.