This article showcases Startup Pill’s top picks for the best Transportation startups. These startups are taking a variety of approaches to innovating inside of the Transportation industry and around the world. They are all exceptional startups well worth a follow.
We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.
We selected these startups for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
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Top Transportation Startups
CloudTrucks develops a virtual trucking carrier application designed to reduce operating costs for truck drivers. The platform helps to manage and book loads from brokers and shippers, offer instant payments after load delivery, and access to cheap insurance options, enabling truck owners and operators to strategize their schedule and design a revenue-maximizing driving program.
The company was founded in 2019 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.. .
Kyte is a technology platform connecting professional fleet owners with rental customers. The company is on a mission to offer a compelling and customer-centric way to get a car for consumers on top of a fully virtualized cloud fleet ecosystem.
Francesco Wiedemann, Ludwig Schoenack, and Ludwig Schoenack formed the company in San Francisco, California in 2019.. .
Replica is an enterprise data platform that delivers critical insights about the built environment. Our analytical engine provides a collective representation of the built environment– including people, mobility, economic activity, and land use.Replica ingests a wide range of data inputs in order to deliver more valuable insights.
These include publicly available data sets, such as the US Census and land use regulations, to private data sources such as aggregate mobile location or credit transaction data, and real estate transaction data. Whenever possible, Replica measures its model outputs against observed ground-truth, such as auto counts or transit ridership, and publishes the results, in order to provide greater certainty to its customers.
Replica customers also have the option to provide their own ground-truth, in order to enable more measurable model outputs.. .
Simple Energy specializes in the manufacture of smart electric two-wheelers. Simply Energy consists of a young 20+ member team of EV enthusiasts, designers, engineers, and problem-solvers coming together to make smart, supercharging, and affordable two-wheelers.
The company was founded in 2019 and is based in Bangalore, India.. .
Frontline Road Safety
Frontline Road Safety provides pavement marking services to a variety of end markets and customers. It’s companies provide a range of services, including seal coating, pressure washing, and parking lot striping.
The company was formed in 2020 by the private equity firm Sterling Group.. .
TrueNorth aims to fix inefficiencies in the independent, yet fragmented, trucking industry. TrueNorth, established by Stedge and Sanjaya Wijeratne, develops software that puts “independent truckers under one roof.” While TrueNorth doesn’t lease trucks, it helps truckers have a platform to manage insurance, fuel, and maintenance.
TrueNorth also helps truckers with route optimization, dispatch and load coordination, and automated tracking.. .
42dot is a technology company pioneering frictionless transportation services. Central to these efforts is the development of the Urban Mobility Operating System (UMOS) a cloud-based mobility platform that will accelerate the transition to autonomous transportation-as-a-service (aTaaS) with diversified self-driving ground and airborne vehicles.
The company was founded in 2019 and is headquartered in Seoul.. .
Ejaro is the first licensed peer-to-peer vehicle sharing marketplace in Saudi Arabia and the GCC. We connect local vehicle owners with individuals who are looking to rent vehicles whenever and wherever they want.
We empower owners to earn an extra income stream from their depreciating private vehicles (assets) by sharing it with Ejaro’s trusted community.. .
Duckt As every transportation mode, ever expending Micromobility solutions also need dedicated infrastructure. We help organize public space, lower operation costs and create a better experience for MaaS with patented universal adaptor and IoT charge solution.
DUCKT is the new mobility space in the city. We develop products and services for Micromobility & SmartCity Solutions..
Empty trailers and inefficient routes make the shipping of goods more costly than it should be. Zeus helps both transport companies and their customers get the most out of trucks’ trips.
Using the best in class technology, Zeus drives efficiencies and cost savings across the logistics sector.. .
Parallel Systems designs an autonomous, zero-emissions freight transportation system. The company believes the future of freight transportation should be fast, inexpensive, and clean, while also reducing congestion on the highways.
Parallel Systems was founded in 2020 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.. .
Logistic operations still largely run on paper. It is almost impossible to track the vast majority of loads, receive delivery documents or measure how successful the operation is.
yolda is changing this with a strategic operating model that combines advanced tech and data analytics, logistics infrastructure, and hands-on supply chain expertise. yolda combines the quality of cargo transportation with the diversity of haulier and the integrated service model of 3PL companies and offers a high-quality logistics experience by focusing on its customers.
yolda’s marketplace solution encompasses many local forwarders and logistics companies, enabling SMEs and corporate enterprises to receive an instant quote for multiple shipment requests on a single platform. Companies can also track their shipments via yolda’s intelligent control panel and measure their logistics operations performance with detailed reporting services..
EZRaider manufactures a new category of ATVs that is based on electrical-power and can cross any path, obstacle, or rough terrain. The company’s vehicle is built to suit any condition, and any rider (including the physically handicapped).
EZRaider has recently been included in “Automotive Territory” list of top 10 best new off-road vehicles.. .
Drivill is An American New Generation Transportation Network Company. DRiViLL introduces the best ride share company in Dhaka with some excellent features to check out now.
Drivill app connects the users and the company authority to serve Millions of happy customers in Bangladesh, Mexico & USA. More than expected people have come and registered with DRiViLL to experience the ride-sharing at its provide you best travel story.
Drivill Headquarter In New York ,USA.. .
Drivo is a platform used to offer self-drive car rental services. It is a self-drive-focused car rental company allowing individuals to rent vehicles by the hour, day, and week.
Its platform offers a wide range of cars ranging from hatchbacks to SUVs, sedans, and luxury on rent for hourly, daily, and weekly basis at all-inclusive prices that enable users to book cars using their mobile phones and travel as per their plans in a hassle-free manner revolutionize the ground transportation into leisure.. .
They believe there is a better way to do logistics. A more valuable, less invasive way where customers are earned rather than bought.
They are obsessively passionate about it, and their mission is to help people achieve it. They focus on connecting people and solving problems.
It’s one of the least understood and least transparent aspects of freight, and we see that as an opportunity: They are excited to simplify logistics for everyone through our technology, experience , and service.. .
Terusama is a virtual logistics coordinator that offers self-service dock scheduling, digital driver check-in, and automated workflows. Its services are comprised of driver communication, automated truck check-in, and dock scheduling enabled by an open integration platform.
It also offers WMS-TMS integrations, check-in check-out automation, streamlined communication, appointment scheduling, carrier benchmarking, and audit trails. Christopher Podlaski and Andrew Dent founded it in 2020 with its base in San Francisco, California..
PackUpp Same Day Delivery
PackUpp is a new generation on-demand “Same-Day Delivery” for businesses logistics technology company. We serve “Same-Day Delivery” and “Next-Day Delivery” to e-commerce companies.
Moreover we digitalize and optimize all the delivery process with AI, machine learning and algorithms. As PackUpp, we provide B2B and E-Commerce “delivery solutions” for different markets which you can see in our website.
In addition, we have different timing alternatives as Same-Day, Next-Day Deliveries, Express and Fastest PackUpp Rocket. Focus on the job which you are best at! Rest, all your packages will be delivered by PackUpp, Same-Day Delivery Expert..
ILLA is an asset-light FMCG-focused middle mile delivery logistics company. The company manages the delivery process from planning to execution by digitizing each step of the delivery process by monitoring our clients’ logistics activities to optimize it and converted to sales growth.
It also provides a dynamic solution that helps its clients overcome the daily market challenges of delivering products to different types of retail and non-retail outlets. ILLA connects FMCG companies with a large network of trucks with different types and capacities to act as an internal fleet to provide full control and visibility over the driver..
KoiReader Technologies, Inc.
KoiReader is a global award winning FreightTech100 company that is developing a Smart Operations Platform for Logistics & Supply Chain industry. FreightTech 100 highlights the most innovative and disruptive companies across the freight industry, featuring both cutting-edge upstarts and top-notch traditional powers.
We are post revenue and have won business as well as awards in Germany, UK, Denmark, Singapore, and USA, and our clients are from the Maritime, Logistics, Trade, Transportation, Insurance, and Supply Chain industries.. .
elmo believe that new technology should benefit everyone and work for a brighter, cleaner future for our planet. Their MaaS platform removes the cost and complexity from switching to an electric car.
Users can subscribe to an electric car on an affordable and flexible monthly subscriptions with all services (charging, energy, insurance, maintenance, breakdown and even a carbon offset donation) included in the price. This bundled offering makes us the world’s first ‘total cost of ownership’ subscription platform for electric cars..
Carsharing company in Brazil is changing the mobility as a service market with 100% electric vehicles fleet. Based in São Paulo and Rio Grande do Sul state with station based and freefloating operations.
Provides keyless and mobile app b2b and b2c carsharing services.. .
Latium Technologies, Inc.
For over 25 Years, Latium has provided custom & creative solutions to some of Heavy Industries biggest challenges. Working with firms like Suncor, Enbridge, and ATCO, we’ve helped our clients reduce spend, mitigate risk, and optimize their operational efficiency using our proprietary Yonder IIoT Platform.
Combining the latest in wireless data collection with our proprietary Edge Computing software, Yonder introduces a new way to optimize your job sites. With Yonder, you can gain tangible insight into your job-site performance through real-time reporting and analytics on assets & equipment, all centralized in one platform..
Zygg is a platform to transform billions of personal & business trips into electric bike & e-cargo bike rides. We’re an online subscription e-bike service, designed to scale the distribution and service necessary to support a mass market ebike economy.
For a simple monthly price, Zygg provides reliable, affordable, and hassle-free access to the magic of e-bikes – including maintenance, repairs, and even theft protection – delivered to your door.. .
Freightol is a 4.0 transport SaaS, in which, thousands of Forwarders and Freight Forwarders are added. Becoming a B2B metasearch of quotes and purchases of transport: Air, Maritime and ground transportation.
For companies, times for quotations are over, working always with the same operator, lack of control in supply chain. Welcome to Freightol: Quotations in seconds, numerous suppliers, cost reduction, time reduction …
With Freightol, companies can quote their shipments: air, sea, land or courier, obtaining in seconds a full booking with all the options that suits for your needs. Our Tool offers all the services: Large loads, Air transport, Maritime, Ground, merchandise insurance and customs management.
Freightol is the unique national and international transport management tool, export/import. We offer a complete view (in real time) about your shipments status: statements, quotes, invoices, history of shipments…
Is a new sales channel for Forwarders and Freight Forwarders, where they can sold at a National and International level. Thanks to Freightol, Forwarders can increase their sales and reach a greater number of customers, at no cost.
We ensure the confidentiality of published rates, thanks to a single and validated registration upon request. One of our main pillars is the satisfaction of our Clients and collaborators..
Spokesafe is an urban mobility platform which gives cyclists instant access to a network of secure cycle parking spaces. Our technology allows private and public sector stakeholders to manage and monetise their space more efficiently, meaning more cyclists can be served with less infrastructure and greater flexibility.
It was founded in 2019 by Maxwell Wilson and is based in London, England.. .
Eusorone Technologies is a Delaware petrochemical logistics tech Corporation committed to innovation in the Transportation & Logistics industry. Eusorone embodies its core values with a human-centric approach to research & development.
Our greatest asset is the DNA of our adventure; our catalyst, and our people. Our platform EusoTrip is a disruptive decentralized digital job-sharing & freight brokerage marketplace for the midstream sector in the oil & gas industry.
EusoTrip digitizes the movement of bulk carrier loads, significantly improving replenishment time and providing a faster collection of receivables by utilizing machine learning, blockchain tech, and ethereum based smart contracts assets.. .
Find your Kiwi electric scooter by locating them on your Kiwi App. Pick-up & Drop-off wherever you want.
Kiwi was born to fight against ineffective and overpriced urban transportation as well as the problem of city-wide air pollution. Kiwi electric scooters are completely emission-free – use a Kiwi for the benefit of the environment and take a stand against Climate Change.
You’ll love the Kiwi Electric Scooter! How does the Kiwi Electric Scooter work? – Download Kiwi App – Locate nearby Scooters – Scan the QR code to Unlock Your Kiwi – Enjoy Your Ride to Your Destination – Follow the Traffic Rules and Park Your Kiwi Accordingly – End Your Ride Ride your Kiwi to: – Get to school and work – Explore your city – To reach other public transportation resources – Enjoy with your friends and family – Reach to tourist attractions – Get some fresh air!. .
Machine Can See
We use Artificial Intelligence with Computer Vision to create solutions that help improve the efficiency in retail, transportation and safety. MachineCanSee offers Computer Vision solutions for partners and communities, solving for their unique and everyday retail, transportation and safety needs.
We can quickly scale to new spaces and different use cases quickly and successfully, making our Computer Vision solutions a reality for more businesses faster.. .
LUXY is an information technology company that specializes in the fields of transportation, booking, and car reservation. LUXY is a smart way for travelers to get dependable premium car service for economy prices, and for local leading car service companies to gain cost-effective incremental business.
It was founded in 2019 and headquartered in Shelton, Connecticut.. .
Offering on-demand, eco-friendly rides in Nashville, TN. To ensure healthy earth for future generations, our goal is to get you safely from point A to point B while removing gas transportation from the equation.
That is why our fleet is made of 100% electric vehicles, so you don’t have to choose between the planet and convenience. Currently, our fleet consists of Teslas.
We look forward to expanding our car options as more car companies begin to produce 100% electric vehicles.. .
Smove.City provides cities and municipalities their own shared e-bike solution. We provide a mobile app, a fleet management platform for the city which gives full access to real time data, a fleet of e-bikes and we work together with local bike shops for the daily maintenance and operations.
The city has a full control through our fleet management platform and can use the data for analysis and urban planning. We also provide webinars and educational material to cities based on the analysis of their data from the platform on how they can improve the mobility in their city..
Teleport is a taxi booking service that combines all taxi services in the world in one application. It works in 96 countries all over the world, created especially for travelers.
It was founded in 2019 and is headquartered in Sankt Petersburg, Russian Federation.. .
At TenthWheel, our goal is to optimize the supply chain by addressing inefficiencies in the multi billion-dollar Road Freight Industry in Pakistan. TenthWheel is an online platform that connects Shippers with Truckers.
We work relentlessly to create cost reductions for Shippers and revenue boosts for Truckers. By targeting the core pain points of the industry, we want to take the Pakistani Road Freight Market to the next level.
TenthWheel aims to change trucking by designing optimal value chains and providing innovative solutions for all stakeholders.. .
Roll Scooters is a Canadian start-up founded in March 2019 focused on the last-mile transportation market. Roll offers smart mobility solutions by providing dock-less electric scooter and bike share services to cities and campuses.
Among the emerging electric scooter operators, Roll differentiates itself by putting safety first. Working in close partnership with the University of Toronto, Roll combines exclusive technologies and a rider-centric design to promote a safer use of e-scooters.
Focused on the quality of their vehicles, Roll upholds high operational standards by hiring their own staff to collect, recharge, and maintain the fleet. As it scales, Roll is committed to continue collaborating with local governments and community leaders to grow responsibly.
As cities outgrow their reliance on cars, Roll aims to bridge the gaps in public transportation across Canadian cities and grow micro-mobility alternatives safely and sustainably. With their vehicles, commuters can cut minutes usually lost in waiting for transit, tourists can conveniently travel to city landmarks, and students can skip the long walks across campus..
Mía Scooters is offering mobility as a subscription solution for electric scooters. The company provides Adopting Mine, a subscription wherein subscribers can rent a scooter for long terms.
Clients can choose between weekly, monthly, quarterly, and even semi-annual plans. Once they adopt the scooter, the company takes it to the client’s home with its charger.
Daniel Bernal and José Chávez established the company in Bogotá, Distrito Especial.. .
Bestmap is an aggregator of all transportation incl e-scooters, bikes, metro, busses, trains, rental cars, mopeds, flights, and more in one app. Bestmap envisions a time when, for the first time, urbanists and travelers will be able to use one app to find all mobility companies on the map that operate in the city, book tickets for the bus, train, airplane, self-driving cars, and have cool features, all on the same itinerary.
We use a win-win strategy when mobility partners-clients and the department of transportation in different cities share data, and users can use data from that company via the Bestmap app. Bestmap also provides an analytics platform for mobility providers and transportation authorities.
Businesses and Transportation authorities want to know when, where, and why people use their transport (bikes, busses, airplanes…), they want to know where people fly or drive, transportation authorities want to improve the local transportation system. All of them spend billions of dollars on improving the transportation system, getting more users, and growing the company.
Instead of asking local people, buy tickets at the station, use different maps to find routes, find bus routes, electric chargers, gas station prices or find parking in the city, users can contribute and edit it in the app. We are looking forward to collaborating with companies, transportation authorities and allow people to know how to get from point A to B faster, cheaper, safer anywhere in the world!.
Mazmobi is developing a Marketplace where we can develop mobility solutions and integrate third party providers. With this the customers will have access to different mobility solutions trhough our Mobility as a Service platform.
The solution will be available for the corporate market to solve some of the needs they have with subtitute vehicles, control of mobility expenses of the employees and having all administrated through our platform.. .
Boxconn is a platform that provides businesses and individuals with access to delivery partners, delivering packages from one place to another. Boxconn helps you ensure the logistics of your business from start to finish.
Every delivery with Boxconn is protected with an insurance policy and With live tracking and timely updates, Boxconn easily provides reliable delivery.. .
Walle Mobility was born from the idea of Domenico Gagliardi in December 2019. The idea behind Walle Mobility is to allow air travel in a simple and fast way, in just one click.
Walle’s mission is to revolutionize urban and interurban mobility in the next 10 years, operating within the UAM (Urban Air Mobility) market, in strong worldwide expansion. Walle’s mission is to eliminate traffic and allow movements first interurban and then urban avoiding hours and hours of traffic from the city.
We want to start with Milan. Milan is one of the most mature cities in Europe as sharing mobility.
From 2004 until today, Milan Municipality signed agreements with seven car-sharing operators, eight scooter-sharing operators, and three bike-sharing operators. Urban Air Mobility (UAM) is going to be a real opportunity and we would like to launch the service during Milano – Cortina 2026 Winter Olympic Games.
Air Mobility would be the best solution to smartly move both athletes and wealthy travelers between different areas of cities. AIR – Since the beginning, our goal has been connecting ground-to-air with a click: so-called “taxi drones” have been included in our project.
Nowadays UAM is just a project, an idea, and taxi drone services seem to be only a product of an SCI-FI writer but, then: why are we considering it? As said above, UAM offers incredible potential and a revolutionary scenario of travel between cities and suburbs. People’s minds will soon be ready, authorities are working towards it, manufacturers are building, testing and certifying their aircraft while Walle is… already there.
Equll makes a mobile app and an online platform to connect owner-operators with shippers. It aims to build the world’s largest trucking company, a true operator/carrier, and marketplace, digital native, and driven to re-engineer the system.
It was founded in 2019 and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.. .
Bluedot is a marketplace where electric vehicles reach charging units and charger owners can share their spots with others. It is a software and hardware integrated system with a mobile application where charger owners can easily schedule and share charger and make money, while electric car owners reach all the chargers which are publicly and privately-owned.
Bluedot Technologies began its operations in 2019 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.. .
SailPlan is a maritime technology company building an intelligent navigation platform for ships that enables ship operators to increase safety, reduce operational costs, and increase schedule integrity. Today, ships navigate much the same way that they did 400 years ago – with our eyes and ears.
SailPlan is different. SailPlan is a navigation platform designed for the future with a digital twin, advanced routing, long-range collision avoidance, geographic-awareness, predictive analytics, and much more..
Sunswap aims to decarbonize the cold chain with zero-emission Transport Refrigeration Units (TRUs). Sunswap’s patent-pending technology provides operators with a zero-emission alternative to their existing diesel TRUs.
A working prototype has successfully proven capability to meet temperature requirements of -22°C. They’re collaborating with six major UK supermarkets on product development, with aims to secure sales with them in 2021..
MyValet is an end to end digitalization of parking management activities, with an initial focus on Valet parking. The company assists and follows its customers and partners throughout the entire lifecycle of the service, by providing consultation, state-of-the-art technology, active support and all the reports needed.
All this with guaranteed quality and security. Drivers have access to their own dedicated mobile app, while operators run the service by a combination of a mobile app and a web portal.
MyValet was established in 2020 and is headquartered in Zagreb, Croatia.. .
Lupeng Powertrain Technologies
Lupeng Powertrain Technologies is a new energy vehicle powertrain solution service provider. The core products and technologies are new energy vehicle extended range system and plug-in hybrid system, and core components (including new energy vehicle range).
R&D, testing and matching of the core components, plug-in hybrid high-efficiency engines, multi-mode reducers, control systems and other core components.. .
1. 90% of cars do not pay for parking on the street.
2. We offer a city the system that is able to capture license plate and time of arrival or departure of a car.
we reinvented the payment for street parking and at the same time solved a number of urban problems, including eco-friendly 3. We are 10 times cheaper than competitors, and 10 times more efficient..
ChargerHelp! operates at the intersection of clean technology and workforce development. ChargerHelp!’s app-based dispatch and deployment system solves the industry-wide problem of down electric vehicle charging stations by providing on-demand repairs and maintenance support from trained and supported local workforces.
This capability, provided at scale, is essential to support the exponential growth in EV charging infrastructure over the next decade, and it dramatically improves efficiency, turnaround time, and network availability while reducing costs across the networks. With the ChargerHelp! service offering, partner EV charging network operators can meet new service level requirements and win new EVSE contracts to meet the exponential growth in charging demands.
The ChargerHelp! app is launched, technicians are in the field in its first market, and they’ve secured contracts with several large EVSE networks.. .
High-end engineering & extraordinary design bonded together. A true market disruptor, completely redefining the vehicle segment between motorcycles & cars.
A vehicle that introduces a new type of maneuverability as it is capable of leaning into curves as well as simply steering at lower speeds. Enabling the rider to experience something breathtaking & extremely fun while at the same time providing essential features for a daily urban ride..
At ICT Capital, we leverage our experience and capital gained from the successful development of innovative businesses to support scaling the growth stage companies that bring fundamental value to the economy and society. The investment focus lies in the growth stage opportunities in Smart Cities Infrastructure (incl.
Mobility), CleanTech and Healthcare & Food with the emphasis on the cutting edge enabling technologies in both software (AI, big data, machine learning) and hardware (robotics, advanced materials).. .
Jatri, the first app-based intra city public transport tracking and ticketing platform in Bangladesh is dedicated to providing mobility solutions to commuters. Jatri’s bus-based model encourages a shift away from private vehicle ownership to equitable, affordable, and accessible smart mobility solutions.
It also showcases the role of the private sector in contributing to and transforming the way urban commuters travel. Using a dynamic fleet of buses, our solutions are harnessing the power of technology to change the face of Dhaka city..