Forto Announces New Investment of $250 Million to Accelerate International Expansion

posted on 7th March 2022 by Eddie Saunders
Forto Announces New Investment of $250 Million to Accelerate International Expansion

Forto, a leading provider of digitized freight forwarding and supply chain solutions, today announced that it has raised $250 Million in a pre-emptive Series D investment round led by Disruptive.

Also participating in the round are existing investors including Softbank Vision Fund 2, G Squared, Northzone, Unbound, and A.P. Moeller Holding.  The current round places the company valuation at $2.1 billion.

According to Forto CEO and Co-Founder Michael Wax, this earlier-than-anticipated investment will further advance the company’s plans to enhance its offering for customers on a global scale.

“We recognise that this is an exceptionally challenging period for many of our customers,” commented Wax.

“As our business remains well-funded from our previous round in 2021, this new round will simply allow us to accelerate the execution of our existing strategy, particularly on our geographic expansion.

“It will allow us to further widen our customer offer, bring our technology platform support to customers in new markets, and capitalize on new opportunities as they arise.”

The latest investment comes just eight months after a June 2021 announcement of a $240 million investment round led by Softbank Vision Fund 2.

The new funding builds upon the company’s significant financial position, with the total investment raised over $600 million to date.

This fresh commitment from both new and existing investors serves as a clear validation of the company’s vision, robust business model, and successful strategy, which are all focused on building better logistics and supply chain experiences.

Forto is using its digital platform to simplify interactions, remove process friction, and increase visibility around the supply chain — in turn empowering customers to make smarter commercial decisions.

It strives to make the movement of goods around the globe simpler and more certain, while simultaneously helping the logistics industry become more sustainable.

Disruptive, a leading technology investment firm based in the United States (Austin, TX), explained the opportunity it sees in Forto:  “the last few years have presented significant challenges and well-publicized uncertainty around the worldwide movement of goods.

“They have clearly highlighted the need for further visibility and control across the supply chain, and for Forto’s transformative solutions,” commented Alex Davis, CEO of Disruptive.

“Forto has significant potential to drive real change and improve global logistics experiences for customers across industries and touching all sectors of the shipping industry.”