Investors mark Zapala Go for strong growth in the coming months
Sydney, Australia, 10 April 2018 – Zapala Go, a leading cloud-based platform for the removal, relocation, freight and storage industries, today announced that Cadmon Ventures will join the register with existing shareholders – Black Sheep Capital, BlueChilli and Artesian – meaning the path of growth for the company is now heading global.
The strategic growth plan, including the addition of the new investor and an expanded board, sets out a clear investment path for the local start-up to help fuel its national and international growth, with existing customer led expansion already underway in Asia Pacific and later this year into the U.S.
Carlos Ferri, founder & CEO at Zapala Go, said “After speaking with most of the VCs in Australia who invest in logistics, we carefully selected our current group who we consider can best support us in pushing our growth organically and also for opportunities through acquisitions into new markets.
I’m very excited about our move into Asia Pacific and at the moment we’re in negotiation with two global powerhouse customers that will help take one more Australian start-up world-wide.”
Matthew Barbuto, Executive Director at Cadmon Advisory & Ventures, said “Having spent many years investing in and commercialising disruptive technology solutions for logistics markets, I am personally thrilled to have found such an exciting product and founder to partner with in taking Zapala Go to the next level of global expansion.
Zapala Go is a powerful, scalable cloud-based solution that helps companies digitise their operations, which are currently largely manual and/or use outdated, disparate systems that don’t have seamless interoperability. Zapala Go delivers massive productivity improvements with demonstrable ROI’s and just as importantly, provides huge enhancements to the quality of end customer and supplier experiences when interacting with companies on our platform.”
Cameron Low, Managing Director at Cadmon Ventures, agreed adding “We have significant plans for Zapala Go, we see it becoming a true Australian start-up triumph and succeeding on the global stage.
The start-up scene here is thriving and we as investors want to help early stage companies we believe in and whose future we can help shape.”
Zapala Go was recently recognised as a finalist in the 2018 Australian Small Business Champion Awards for Information Technology, with winners to be announced on 21 April.
This nomination provided the company with not only the confidence needed to play in the big league, but it also highlighted the importance of building a great product.
About Zapala Go
Zapala Go provides removal, relocation, freight forwarding and storage companies with a simple, end-to-end solution to schedule, cost, track and trace their consignments.
We are emerging innovative leaders in the industry, facilitating a shift away from conventional paper-based documentation to a fully integrated digital system.
It takes a whole team to improve customer experience and we are committed to providing outstanding support to you and your team.