Following several Entrepreneurial experiences in very different parts of the world, Maxime Legardez decided to settle back in France to explore a fascinating opportunity in one of the most important sectors of the European economy.
After weeks spent on the field with Carriers, large Shippers & key stakeholders for the industry, he quickly realized that a group of committed & focused talents could add tremendous value to the entire sector. This is when he decided to found Everoad.
In 2016, he managed to rally a few engineers and operations folks to launch a Spot marketplace that connected Shippers with Carriers in real-time. Letting them quote and book a shipment in just a few clicks, the platform immediately grew.
That same year, major European investors committed to a € 2 million investment to help develop the marketplace further. This investment was followed in 2017 by a € 16 million Series A to develop new services (Regular lanes, Ad valorem insurance, 72 hour payment) and start our geographic expansion.
Today, with more than 5,000 Shipper customers, 6,000 Carrier partners, 300,000 trucks covering the entire European territory, Everoad has solidified its leading position in digital freight forwarding, addressing all needs of our Shipper customers and Carrier partners, from one pallet to a Full Truck Load, on both national and international lanes.
Moving forward, we want to continue optimizing and simplifying road transportation in Europe, creating value for both Shippers and Carriers.
Finding, hiring, developing top talents in all its forms is essential for us to succeed. Technology will lead us to disrupt the industry, but it’s only great people that turn technology into a sustainable business.
We do what we do to make the lives of our users better, that’s why we want to change the industry with them. We strive to deliver an unrivaled experience and off the charts satisfaction.
Our vision is ambitious and has no limits. To make it, we sometimes need to take risks and make difficult choices. “No” will never be a final answer for us. Even if we all remain humble regarding what we do, we challenge the existing status quo
We’re not here for a 9 to 5. We share the passion for what we’re building and are all the way in. We act on behalf of the whole team, and go beyond our own scopes. There is no ‘someone else will’ because we are all owners.
Ideas might be good but they remain only ideas without execution. No matter what setbacks we encounter, we always deliver. It’s part of our DNA, we do the right thing, and we do what we say.
Our vision doesn’t stop at optimizing the European Freight industry. We also have deep convictions when it comes to the environment. In Europe, 50 million tons of C02 or the equivalent of Sweden’s entire gas emissions are generated by empty trucks. Leveraging technology, we believe we can reduce these empty miles and decrease the carbon impact of the industry. Improving truck efficiency and optimizing routes will help save millions in wasted fuel. And we’re committed to doing just that!
Earlybird Venture Capital
Earlybird is a venture capital investor focused on European technology innovators. With over EUR 1 billion under management, seven IPOs and 22 trade sales, Earlybird is one of the most successful venture capital firms in Europe.
Inventure Partners is an innovative investment fund focused on funding disruptive technology startups. The fund’s portfolio currently includes on-demand service Gett (GetTaxi), leader in French shared electric scooters Cityscoot and others.
Xavier Niel is a French entrepreneur, founder of Free. He has also funded the world largest startup incubator Station F and 42, a free computer programming school.
Roger Crook is the CEO of Capital Springboard and was the Global Chief Executive Officer, DHL Global Forwarding & Road Freight Division from 2011 until 2015.
Tony Fadell is most well-known for being the inventor of the iPod. He is also the founder of Nest which was acquired by Google in 2014.
Pierre Kosciusko-Morizet is the founder and former CEO of French e-commerce pioneer PriceMinister which was sold to Japanese internet giant Rakuten in 2010.
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