Shippo Raises $50 Million to Cross Unicorn Threshold | Multichannel Merchant

Shipping platform firm Shippo has raised another $50 million in capital, just three months after its last $45 million round, doubling its valuation in that time to over $1 billion as it claims 100,000 ecommerce customers and looks to expand internationally via marketplace and platform partners.

The round was led by Talia Goldberg and Jeremy Levine of Bessemer Venture Partners. The firm took part in Shippo’s Series B round in 2017, when Levine joined the board.

The company has also added to its senior leadership team, including Olivier Adler, former VP of financial planning and strategy for Checkr, as CFO, and Naveen Sanjeeva, former VP of engineering for RingCentral, as SVP of engineering.

Shippo founder and CEO Laura Behrens Wu said the company’s main mission is to “enable every business to ship at scale.” Its flywheel-like growth comes as customer growth equal greater package volume, leading to better shipping discounts that in turn attracts yet more new customers. The company doubled its revenue in 2020, according to a TechCrunch evaluation of its gross postage volume, and Behrens Wu expects to do so again this year.

Source: Shippo Raises $50 Million to Cross Unicorn Threshold – Multichannel Merchant