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Flexport is a licensed freight forwarder and shipping company based in San Francisco, CA, USA. They manage global logistics for businesses.

Flexport is a licensed freight forwarder and customs brokerage that is built around a web application. It manages global logistics for businesses. Its international ocean freight forwarding services and U.S. trucking services are provided by Flexport International. Flexport’s subsidiary, Flexport Customs provides customs brokerage services.

Flexport brings Technology, Infrastructure and Expertise together to offer a more modern and better freight forwarding experience that allows businesses of all kinds to import and export globally.

The company's freight service includes an online dashboard for understanding, purchasing, managing and tracking services. Its web-based software allows clients to oversee their cargo's status using the company's APIs (application programming interface) and web interfaces.

Flexport believes all people should be seamlessly connected in order to conduct trade, without regard for physical borders, boundaries, or political agendas. That’s the reason Flexport is building the first Operating System for Global Trade, a strategic operating model that combines technology and analytics, logistics infrastructure, and hands-on supply chain expertise.


February 7, 2022
Flexport raises a $935,000,000 series E round.
September 25, 2019
Flexport launches a new platform which allows brand clients, their factories, and their Flexport logistics reps to collaborate.
February 21, 2019
Venture round

Flexport announced a $1b venture round led by SoftBank Vision Fund. The investment puts Flexport valuation at $3.2b.

February 21, 2019
Flexport raises a $1,000,000,000 series D round from Cherubic Ventures, DST Global, Founders Fund, G Squared, Next Play Capital, SoftBank Vision Fund and Susa Ventures.
Flexport's revenue reported to be $441 million.
September 22, 2017
Flexport raises a $110,000,000 series C round from DST.
September 2017
Flexport raises a $800,000,000 series C round from DST.
September 26, 2016
Flexport raises a $65,000,000 series B round from Founders Fund.

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Ryan Petersen


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