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Flexe is the open logistics infrastructure platform for the future. The world's largest retailers and brands use Flexe to move fast and scale their omni-channel supply chain networks as easily as the cloud.

Open and scalable logistics networks for leading omni-channel retailers

Flexe solves the most difficult omnichannel logistics problems for the world’s largest retailers and brands. Flexe’s technology platform and warehouse network enable customers to rapidly launch and scale omni-channel logistics programs without the historical constraining historical ties to fixed infrastructure. Founded in 2013 and headquartered in Seattle, Flexe brings together deep logistics expertise and enterprise-grade technology to deliver innovative eCommerce fulfillment, retail distribution and network capacity programs to the Fortune 500.

As supply chain continues to face challenges, demand for supply chain resiliency, flexibility and efficiency provided by Flexe’s platform is at an all-time high. Flexe customers benefit by adding structural flexibility to their supply chains while decreasing shipping costs and fulfillment times, and warehouse operators benefit from higher asset utilization rates. Flexe represents an exciting opportunity in an entirely new category for flexible logistics solutions, and it is well-positioned to disrupt a massive (>$1T) market for logistics in the US alone.

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Location
Seattle, WA
Focus Area
Digital Industry
Activate Team
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Caroline Chick

Associate

Caroline is an associate at Activate, where she supports all parts of the investment process.

Prior to joining Activate, Caroline was an investment banker at Nomura Greentech, where she provided M&A and capital raise advisory for companies focused on accelerating the sustainable transition. She has experience working with both early growth stage and public companies across the advanced transportation, energy technology, and environmental services sectors.

Caroline holds a degree in Finance with minors in History and Spanish, with honors, from The Ohio State University. She was a recipient of the Pace Setters Award, given to the top 1% of students in the business school on the basis of academics and leadership. In her free time, Caroline enjoys running, traveling/backpacking, cycling, live music and exploring new coffee shops/cocktail bars in San Francisco.

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Paul Jordan

Principal

Paul is a Principal at Activate, where he focuses on deal sourcing, due diligence, execution and supporting portfolio companies post-investment. He is a Board Observer at portfolio companies Flexe, Ridecell, KlearNow and Optimal Dynamics.

Prior to Activate, Paul was an Associate at Element Partners where he worked closely with numerous portfolio companies and evaluated new investment opportunities within energy, transportation, industrial software and other sustainable technology sectors. Paul began his career at Piper Jaffray & Co. where he focused on mergers and acquisitions for diversified industrial and applied technology companies.

Paul holds a degree in Public Policy and a minor in Economics from Duke University. In his free time, Paul enjoys being outdoors (in the alpine or ocean, and on the golf course), playing with his dog Rhubarb, reading biographies, live music and exploring new cities one meal at a time.

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Raj Atluru

Managing Partner

Raj has been investing at the intersection of technology and energy, transportation and industrial systems for 25 years and has had the honor of working with many of the early pioneers in these markets. Raj has founded three private investment firms focused on sustainability over the previous three decades.

Prior to co-founding Activate, Raj was a Founder of Silver Lake Kraftwerk, a private equity fund focused on the energy and resource sectors. From 2000 to 2011, Raj was a Managing Director at Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ), where he founded the firm’s cleantech and India investment practices. DFJ was an early investor in companies that created entirely new markets with visionary founders – Baidu, Skype, Tesla, SpaceX, Solar City, EnerNOC, Box, Athena Healthcare, Redfin and Ping Identity. In 2005, Raj co-founded DFJ Element with Activate co-founder David Lincoln – the leading dedicated cleantech firm of its vintage. Raj has served on over 25 public, private and nonprofit boards including SolarCity (SCTY), Ping Identity (PING), EnerNOC (ENOC), Parnassus Funds and current investments Generate Capital, FLEXE, Swimlane, Ridecell, Scoop, Voltus, Omnidian and Nozomi.

Raj holds BS and MS degrees in Environmental Engineering and an MBA from Stanford University, where he began his lifelong passion for renewable energy systems. He was previously a Sandia National Labs research associate, an Aspen Fellow, and founder of an educational non profit, The Spotlight Foundation. In his free time, Raj enjoys skiing the steeps, hiking and cooking for his family in San Francisco.

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Highlights

6 of the 10

largest retailers work with Flexe

>50 %

reduction in delivery time (Lull case study)

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