This article showcases Startup Pill’s top picks for the best Last Mile Transportation startups. These startups are taking a variety of approaches to innovating inside of the Last Mile 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 Last Mile Transportation Startups
We’re building the first purpose-built full-electric large commercial vehicle to be manufactured for inner city freight and urban distribution. Thanks to the removal of the internal combustion engine, we’ve completely re-designed the cab experience with a driver-centric approach to make the vehicle safer for the driver and vulnerable road users around the vehicle.
The central driver position and lowered seat height optimizes the driver’s field of vision, enabling clear communication with those around the vehicle, and allows easy access on both sides through sliding doors. Sustainability is also important, but it’s more than just tailpipe emissions, with the Volta Zero being the world’s first road vehicle to use a natural flax fibre and biodegradable resin composite in exterior body panels.
In short, we want to accelerate change and reduce the impact of freight deliveries, lowering pollution and improving safety for the benefit of everyone in tomorrow’s sustainable, zero emission cities.. .
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.. .
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..
TapRm’s omni-channel platform builds beer, cider and hard seltzer brands by combining traditional beer distribution with direct-to-consumer e-commerce for the first time in the United States. Breweries are not legally allowed to sell their beer (especially online) without a local distributor in each state that want to sell in, stemming from old and tired laws that are long overdue for disruption.
Our new age distribution platform simplifies that launch and expansion process, allowing brands to reach their consumers wherever they enjoy their favorite beverages–bars, restaurants, markets, offices, and at home–without the cost and risk typically associated with geographic expansion.. .
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!. .
Bond – The Post Purchase Company
Bond – “The post-purchase company”, enables digital native brands to provide their online customers with an outstanding post-purchase experience that impacts sales, retention, and satisfaction. We’ve deployed a technology-driven network of neighborhood-level distribution centers that are managed by local teams.
This enables us to store goods closer to customers, getting to them faster for deliveries or returns and when it’s most convenient.. .
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..
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.. .
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..
Medical transportation is a complex industry defined by a lack of punctuality as well as ever increasing rates. Rarely knowing what to expect, patients and organizations are left feeling uneasy and unsatisfied.
We have a solution! Our expertise lies in arranging and coordinating all aspects pertaining to emergent and non-emergent medical transportation. These include ground and air ambulance transport, stretcher transport, wheelchair transport, ambulatory transport, and medical courier transports.
We simplify the task of finding transportation by utilizing our network of providers and operators. Our friendly dispatchers are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
No matter the time, our team is ready to assist you in scheduling suitable transportation. Lastly, our proprietary online scheduling and tracking software makes scheduling easier than ever before.
Orders can be placed directly online and you will receive an instant quote through our website. Once an order is placed, you will receive live tracking of your dispatched unit- providing you with the most accurate arrival and departure times.
Constantly working to advance medical transportation, we are actively developing a telecommunications and operations network pertaining to medical drone deliveries, and mobile healthcare. Medical transportation simplified: Medi-Ops!.
Cangoroo, an innovative MaaS company, are bringing shared app-based pogo sticks and other urban commuting solutions to every street corner of the world. Literally jump on a Cangoroo anytime and cruise your way through the city.
Convenient. 100% Emission free.
Founded by Adam Mikkelsen, Eric Calderon and David Axelsson in Jan 2019, with its headquarters in Malmö, southern Sweden.. .
Mission: Lula helps make existing inventories mobile to meet customer’s instant needs. At the center of our heart is sustainability: to deliver happiness while saving our planet.
Vision: At Lula, we’re inspired by a single goal: empowering every store to deliver locally. We will modernize stores to enable their goods to be delivered to people that need items at a moment’s notice.
We will make sure every need is met reliably and as fast as possible with the best customer experience in the world.. .
BUYMYEV® has been established as a ‘Personal Mobility Solution’ in Bangalore, India. BUYMYEV® is a start-up project that strives to solve mobility and commute problems in and around Bangalore in an enjoyable way.
The company offers Personal Mobility Devices [ e-scooters ] at reasonable costs. The e-scooters can be easily maintained and handled.
They operate swiftly and efficiently. The e-scooters are also light-weighted, making it comfortable to convey around, and, have a top speed of 20-45 kmph, preventing accidents.
They are a good enjoyment for the commuter as well. Company Strategies Purpose: To solve mobility and commute problems in an eco-friendly way by giving a wide choice of electric devices [ e-scooter] to the consumer.
Vision: To go green and all electric. Zero noise/air pollution.
Mission Statement: To make urban commute fun and efficient and to engage more enthusiastic people in trying, buying and spreading. Core values: We believe in treating our customers with respect and faith.
At Signific we help businesses save time and costs by automating delivery planning. We hide the complexity of route planning to help them focus on what matters most, growing their business.
Companies that make use of Signific sees an average of 95% shorter time in planning routes and 30% saving on travelling costs for the delivery fleets.. .
Stonehenge Tech Labs
Selling online is simple… in theory.
Hitting KPI’s across multiple online selling platforms is complex. Stonehenge Technology Labs is committed to delivering solutions to clients’ 3 asks: 1.
Show Me What I Have (Assisted / Cross-Platform Visibility) 2. Make Me Smarter (Augmented / “Is vs.
Ought” Alerts) 3. Execute on My Behalf (Autonomous / Run Real-Time Updates Based on Business Rules & KPI’s We’ve Pre-Programmed Together) Stonehenge Technology Labs’ STOPWATCH Multi-Platform data views span Amazon Vendor Central, Amazon Seller Central, Amazon Fresh, Amazon Prime Pantry, Amazon Business, Walmart.com Marketplace, Walmart.com, Samsclub.com, Jet.com, Target.com, Target+ Marketplace, and eBay.comStonehenge was founded by Meagan Bowman.
The purpose of Stonehenge is threefold: 1. Empower Unique Talent 2.
Build World-Class Teams 3. Create Seemingly Simple Solutions to Extremely Complex Challenges Visit us at https://www.stonehengelabs.tech.
Covering over 13 locations in Saudi Arabia and integrated with multi-vendors in the delivery business. We assure you that your fulfillment and storage requirements will be satisfied.
Provided with the best technology available to integrate with your platform so that all orders are automatically handled with full optimization.. .
Whee is the first Kick Scooter Sharing Company of the Balearic Islands created in Mallorca and entirely privately owned. Our ambitions are to create a sustainable long term ecologic transport alternative for the local community and tourists, to move around Palma de Mallorca or to enjoy a relaxing ride along the beautiful bay of Palma.
Fully committed to ethical values and to the environment, Whee wants to make our city more livable by giving our humble example to reduce traffic and congestion. In the jungle of the new startups moving in the field, Whee stands out for its innovative and differentiating business model.
Soon in other European cities.. .
NEXT-MOB provides a next-generation platform, mobile and on-board smart applications necessary for mobility operators to deploy autonomous vehicle services. Our platform makes the operation of autonomous vehicles possible for a large range of mobility service actors: logistics companies, taxi companies, autonomous car owners, independent taxi drivers, enterprises, multinationals diversifying their activity, autonomous carmakers.
Our outstanding platform provides features for the deployment of robotaxi, mobility on-demand, autonomous carsharing, autonomous logistics services.. .
Easier alternative to your regular courier with automted parcel lockers ShipnGrab is an easy to use solution to send and receive products that you have bought or sold online. Such solution adds the missing security layer between businesses and their customers by facilitating the whole parcel delivery, return and sending process.
The automated parcel lockers are an easier option to your regular courier or other shipping providers. The platform can be integrated with online shops or use them to send a parcel from one locker to another, if you want to send a gift to your friend.
ShipnGrab solution enables every business owner or individual to provide state of the art delivery solution with secure and innovative infrastructure.. .
Drones are no more just for the supreme enthusiasts, these devices have penetrated the world of technology and our lives and a lot of businesses are looking forward to utilize the capacities of these machines to the best effects. Uses cases start from life saving : rescue operations, law enforcement, disaster management, healthcare and surveillance, through professional services like filming and journalism, geo-mapping and agriculture all the way down to consumer use cases like shipping goods and even taking selfies.
But the most troubling issue with drones today is their payload weight boundary. The largest weight a drone can carry today is around 20Kg and for a duration of no more than 20 min with x2 charge duration.
McFly’s goal is to commercialize a VTOL drone which lifts Large weight in air for a long duration while maintaining small form factor and a tiny charge time.. .