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A platform for sharing and selling reusable office supplies to businesses. The startup focuses on 8 great office supply items that are used a lot, but don’t get recycled as often as they should. They’re currently focusing on the US, but plan to expand internationally and into business software.

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A startup focusing on the supply chain and logistics for the cannabis industry

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A platform to help companies control and manage their entire supply chain. The company wants to aggregate data on every step in the supply chain, create a comprehensive map of it and manage it all from a single dashboard.

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A company that helps companies manage their supply chains. The startup currently has 12 clients.

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An AI-based machine learning project to help identify specific threats to the public water supply in a specific area.

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A platform that helps companies, including large ones, track and manage their supply chains.

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This machine learning startup is building a program to identify problems in the world’s food supply

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A solution for single-source supply chain visibility

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This startup wants to build a platform that allows companies to manage their entire supply chain from their headquarters.

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A platform that helps big companies manage their supply chains, taking on the role of a middleman between suppliers, distributors and consumers.

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 A platform for companies to manage their supply and demand for software engineers.

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A “big data” solution that helps food companies track their supply chain and predict how much food they’ll need to produce. The startup’s founders say they’ve already signed up over 500 clients, including Walmart, Nestle, and Cargill.

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A platform that helps restaurants manage their supply chain and order inventory to keep the stores stocked. The startup was acquired by the parent company of Whole Foods.

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 A business-to-business marketplace for the supply of building materials.

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A platform for visualizing the supply chain of products, especially food.

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Helping the US military optimize their supply chains by using machine learning to track the performance of their suppliers.

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An enterprise solution for managing the logistics and inventory of your supply chain.

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A platform that helps retailers, brands and other companies manage their supply chains. It has partnered with Amazon Fashion and Uniqlo.

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A web-based tool for online-retailers to manage their supply chain.

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This startup is building a platform to help businesses manage their supply chains and track orders. It’s a SaaS platform for companies to track their inventory and manage their supply chains.

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A B2B company that allows companies to build a custom supply chain network for their products

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A startup that aims to take the power out of microgrids and put it into the hands of consumers. The startup is working on a battery pack with solar panels that can be installed on the rooftops of homes and offices and be used to supply electricity for a certain period of time, much like a powerbank.

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A company that’s building a detailed map of the world’s supply chains, put together using new satellite technologies. The startup wants to create a more efficient and transparent supply chain for all manufacturers.

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A tool to help companies manage their supply chains more efficiently, with an added focus on the green products that they’re able to source.

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A tool to help companies manage and monitor their supply chain. The company says they’ve signed up clients like Etsy and L’Oreal.

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A platform that helps large businesses manage their supply chain, with a mobile app that lets users order and track products. It’s backed by Airbus and seen as a competitor to Shopify.

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A startup that provides a better way for B2B companies to manage and track orders in their supply chain. The startup has partnerships with companies like Philips and Kraft.

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A platform for managing the supply chain for e-commerce, aimed at companies with very little time to spare.

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A platform for managing the complex relationships between buyers and sellers in the modern supply chain.

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A way to sell products with limited supply through Kickstarter and other crowdfunding websites.

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This is a company that makes software to help analyze the performance of a company’s supply chain. It wants to make supply chain management more efficient.

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A startup that aims to be a “database for the commodities space”, helping companies like Amazon, eBay, and Alibaba connect with supply chain partners and suppliers to get better data insights.

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A B2B company that helps companies manage their supply chain operations more efficiently by streamlining it into a single network of vendors. The company helps companies manage and keep track of invoices, payments, accounts receivable, and accounts payable.

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A product that helps manufacturers manage their supply chains, including knowing how much of their inventory is in stock and which retailers are in the best positions to buy it.

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A B2B company that helps companies create a network of suppliers and vendors based in other countries to help save their clients money and prevent fraud. The company is launching in the US to manage supply chains in the US, China, and Europe.

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A team of three has raised $1.4 million from investors including First Round Capital, HLM Ventures, and Mayfield Fund. The company is building an AI-based software platform to help businesses optimize their supply chain operations.

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A B2B company that helps companies understand their supply chain data and make it actionable.

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Focuses on the logistics of retail and automates the process of moving inventory around the supply chain. The company has built a platform to allow retailers to upload their inventory, manage their orders, and manage their employees’ time.

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This company hopes to help businesses get a better sense of their operations, especially when it comes to their supply chains and logistics.

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A company that helps automate supply chain processes for companies in the food and beverage industry. The startup’s software allows manufacturers to build a single, dynamic, supply chain plan, and it can adjust based on changes in demand and supply.

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A startup that helps small businesses manage their supply chains. The app helps small businesses connect with their vendors, track orders, and automate the payment process.

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A platform for helping people build and sell customized products. They’re currently focused on building a platform for small businesses to access to the manufacturing supply chain.

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This is a tool that helps companies better manage their supply chains and track the movement of their products, which can lead to a reduction in fraud and theft. It has worked with companies like Walmart and General Electric.

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A startup that helps hospitals manage their supply chains with a similar model to the one offered by Node.

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A B2B startup that’s building a SaaS platform for wholesalers to help them manage inventory — allowing them to identify mispricing, under- and over-supply and other issues that could affect their bottom line.

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A startup that installs a vending machine for various things (IE: A vending machine that sells a 3-month supply of dental floss for $10)

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A startup to help companies manage their supply chain, including tracking shipments, managing inventory, and providing real-time visibility into shipments.

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A decentralized platform for supply chains. The platform builds on a blockchain technology, which is a way of managing digital assets which is mainly popular in the crypto world. The platform is meant to help companies automate their supply chains and manage their inventory better.

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A feature of the company’s software for managing supply chains.

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A company that helps companies manage their supply chain. The startup helps companies manage their supply chain by providing visibility into where their goods are coming from and how they’re being shipped, and manage their logistics.

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A tool for bringing together the various employees in the supply chain of a product. The platform is meant to help manage the complexity of supply chains, which include multiple suppliers, and to keep a closer eye on the supply chain.

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The startup uses digital technology to help prevent fraud in the food supply chain, essentially helping to prevent food poisoning in a way that’s less intrusive than the E. coli outbreak that occurred in the fall.

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A seed-stage startup that features an AI-based platform for managing and automating the operations of supply chain logistics. The platform allows companies to move more goods and save money through the use of smart devices, AI, and robotics.

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A startup that builds apps for the military to manage their supply chains. The military has developed a unique supply chain management process that needs to be made more accessible to civilians.

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A platform that helps businesses optimize their supply chain by helping them to analyze data in real-time and identify opportunities for growth. They charge a standard rate of $150 per month per company.

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A way to increase the efficiency of office supply purchases. The company wants to use a rewards program for office supplies to encourage companies to spend more on the right things.

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A startup that helps companies manage their supply chains by automatically matching products in inventory to orders. The founders have raised $1M in seed funding, with plans to expand to Europe.

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A platform for small factories in Asia to manage and grow their supply chains.

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A startup that helps connect the world’s food supply chain, from farmers to factories to distributors and restaurants. It will also offer apps to help track and improve inventory management.

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A tool for helping companies understand which parts of their supply chain are inflating costs.

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 A platform that allows for a more efficient and effective supply chain

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An “Ask-a-Vet” app that directs users to the nearest vet, and is backed by PetMed Express, a pet supply retailer.

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A platform for companies to manage their supply chain, with products like tracking inventory and forecasting shipping date.

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A software platform that helps companies manage a global supply chain on a single platform.

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A supply chain management platform for restaurants and other food-related businesses. Growth is strong and the founders say they’re trying to make a dent in the $8.5 trillion food and beverage industry.

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A B2B company that offers tools for wholesalers to manage their supply chain and produce manufacturer catalogs.

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A digital tool that helps retailers navigate the price-off-requesting supply chain of their product.

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A digital platform for the entire global construction supply chain. The startup is building a software platform that allows construction companies and construction service providers to manage the entire supply chain.

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A platform for food and retail delivery in India. The startup wants to help the 1,100 billion rupee (US$14.8 billion) food and retail sector in India optimize its supply chain and distribution.

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A software company that helps companies stay on top of their supply chain data, with a goal of building a “one-stop shop for companies that need to manage their supply chains”.

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Farmers can bring their entire supply chain online using a single management platform.

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A startup that helps large retailers streamline their supply chain and avoid prices from being undercut by competitors.

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A startup that makes it easier for restaurants to manage their supply chain through a single software tool. The startup is trying to take on the role of the general contractor, managing everything from inventory to ordering to delivery.

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A company that helps stores manage their supply chain, keeping them from wasting money and time on inventory.

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This company is building a system to help businesses manage their supply chains. The more companies that use it, the more supply chain visibility the company will be able to offer.

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A software-as-a-service that helps large companies manage and automate their entire supply chain, from procurement to inventory. It’s used by corporations like Apple, Ford, and Vodafone, as well as smaller companies like Clerys and GoDaddy.

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A startup that helps manufacturers source materials and organize their supply chains.

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The startup is working to create an interface for the entire world’s supply chains, creating a single, centralized map that can be used to track and manage everything from production to delivery.

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A startup for hotels and restaurants to manage their supply chain. The business is run by ex-Googlers.

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A startup that helps companies manage and track their supply chain with a software platform that creates “an inventory of everything”.

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A B2B specialist that connects global buyers with local manufacturers. The company is building a supply chain management platform for businesses that is meant to be faster and cheaper than traditional methods.

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A startup that is working on a way to monitor and manage a company’s supply chain in real-time.

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Builds on the Chariot ride-hailing app for major cities in North America. The company says it’s adding more and more supply every day.

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This startup helps businesses manage their supply chains by using machine learning to predict how business will flow and allowing businesses to better manage and reduce trips to the office.

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The startup is building a suite of tools for companies to manage their supply chains. The startup is partnering with a number of companies to help them better manage their supply chains.

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A supply chain management software for businesses looking to improve their efficiency.

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A platform that monitors and analyzes supply chain operations to help companies optimize and improve their efficiency.

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A tool that helps manage inventory, allowing manufacturers to track their supply chain.

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A system that allows small businesses to manage their supply chains more efficiently, changing shipments as needed to fit a customer’s needs.

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A software-as-a-service company that helps B2B companies automate and secure their supply chains, a niche the founders say is worth $50 billion.

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A platform for managing supply chains for small businesses, connecting them to factories, distributors, and suppliers. It’s currently working with factories in China and Vietnam.

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A software platform to help the supply chain run more efficiently.

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A B2B company that helps organizations with purchasing power analyze their supply chains.

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A cloud-based inventory management system for restaurants. The company wants to help restaurants track inventory across the supply chain, and integrate with other systems like POS and bar management software. They’ve already raised $2.5M.

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This startup is currently in a working prototype stage. It seeks to connect companies with licensing partners and business partners at all levels of the supply chain.

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A tool for restaurants and bars to manage their supply chain and food inventory.

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The startup, which was founded in 2010, builds software that helps companies manage their supply chains. The idea is to build software that automates all the tedious work of managing different vendors, suppliers, and shipping.

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A blockchain startup that aims to bring “fraud” detection to the supply chain, preventing “shady retailers” from selling counterfeit goods.

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A company that plans to disrupt the supply chain by assembling “smart factories” in the home. Their prototype is a $1,500 kit that helps turn home-based tools into smart factories that can automate production and produce customized products.

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A startup that wants to use the blockchain to help create a system that collects and tracks all your data to build a “trusted record of the world’s food supply.”

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A remote health care provider that provides “one-stop care” for patients. They’re building a platform that connects doctors to patients and other medical professionals for appointments and referrals, and serves as a concierge for other medical services like supply and delivery.

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A startup that helps hoteliers and restaurants manage their supply chain. It lets them build their own supply chain management platform for managing their vendors.

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A system for managing supply chain operations. These systems are often too expensive for small businesses to afford, and IAC is aiming to make it affordable.

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An artificial intelligence startup that wants to tackle the problem of inefficiency on the supply chain, using AI to identify problems and then using those insights to improve efficiency.

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A startup that wants to use the blockchain to solve problems in logistics and supply chains.

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They’re building a platform that helps companies across the supply chain create global partnerships, with a focus on the fashion industry.

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A supply chain management startup that helps retailers manage inventory.

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Helping companies with the tech and process of simplifying their supply chain management.

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A startup that identifies problems in the supply chain and helps businesses reduce waste.

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Being able to use the online marketplaces to sell items that are in short supply, like books, graphic novels, or various collectibles.

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A startup that helps businesses manage their supply chain by providing a database that connects them with manufacturers and suppliers. The startup has raised $1.8 million in seed funding.

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A platform for small businesses to access capital. The startup, which was founded in May, is building a supply chain for small businesses to create and manage their own investment opportunities.

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A hardware company that makes it easier for people to possess and grow their own cannabis. They’re supplying this solution to dispensaries in Colorado, where Gov. John Hickenlooper has shown support for legal weed in the past. The company is already in business in Canada, and is looking at expansions into other states.

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A platform that lets companies build their own e-commerce site that’s fully integrated with their existing supply chain.

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A startup that aims to create a more transparent and secure supply chain for the fashion industry, using blockchain technology.

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A startup that helps companies create easy-to-use tools for supply chain managers.

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A cloud-based software as a service platform for supply chain execution.

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A B2B company focused on helping retailers with supply chain logistics software.

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An automated, artificial intelligence-powered tool for pricing and managing the supply chain of online retailers.

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This startup is building a tool for doing on-demand e-learning for businesses. They’re looking to introduce training to countries that don’t have it, like Nepal, and then supply it to people in India.

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A supply chain startup that helps retailers buy in bulk and sell to consumers at a lower price

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A new way for companies to manage their supply chain, including everything from specifying products and manufacturing processes to shopping for the best rates from suppliers.

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The startup is building a suite of software for the supply chain, specifically for the pharmaceutical industry.

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A way for companies to store and sell their data. The company was founded with the idea of “solving the data supply chain”, and is building a platform that helps companies sell and collect their data.

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A startup that helps the cannabis industry manage its supply chain, maximizing cannabis quality and minimizing waste.

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A startup that promises to “make it easy to integrate your store with your store”. The startup provides a “store-to-store” feature that allows a company to allow a customer to buy a product without a store. The startup tries to optimize a company’s supply chain for this use case, and talks about the idea of a “virtual store”.

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A company that offers a service that allows the public to view details of the companies that supply their electricity. The app displays companies’ ethics and data from their websites and connects to their electricity suppliers through the cloud, giving people the ability to see how much they’re paying for electricity.

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A startup that’s building a tool that helps big companies manage their global supply chains. They say they’re already working with Motorola Mobility.

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The startup is building software that helps manufacturers track raw materials from supply to finished product to improve supply chains and reduce waste.

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A company that helps companies map out how their products are made, helping them ensure their supply chain is as efficient as possible.

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A startup that wants to connect the world’s supply chains digitally, with the aim of increasing transparency and efficiency.

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A way for companies to track their supply chain through an online dashboard.

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A platform that helps companies manage their supply chains with its software, which allows companies to import packaging and data from suppliers. It also helps give companies an overview of the supply chain, and how it behaves.

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A set of tools for improving the efficiency of supply chain operations that are designed to work across multiple industries, not just automotive.

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A startup that aims to help companies manage their supply chains to reduce waste and improve efficiency. They’re currently offering a free 7-day trial.

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A platform for restaurants to streamline their entire food supply chain from farming to delivery. They’re a bit like a cross between a restaurant registry, a restaurant marketplace, and a logistics warehouse.

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A startup that helps retailers like Home Depot, Lowe’s and others manage their supply chains. The startup’s platform supports companies like Macy’s, Target and Best Buy, among others.

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A SaaS platform that says it helps retailers “make more money and save more time” by helping them streamline their supply chain.

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A company that helps companies like Unilever, Nestle, and PepsiCo in Brazil track their shipments to make their supply chains more efficient.

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A tool for supply chain companies to better understand the supply chain, make better decisions, and help with planning and forecasting.

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A platform for breaking down supply chain data to help companies find labor, physical labor. The company is looking to target manufacturers, who it says are the only group that is currently prevented from putting labor into their own supply chain data.

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A mobile-first blockchain solution for manufacturing to provide transparency and efficiency to the supply chain.

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This startup wants to make it easier for companies to handle and manage their supply chain with a more efficient, easier to use system than traditional ERP.

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A startup that’s building a platform to help middlemen brokers buy direct from manufacturers, helping to reduce costs, increase supply, and make sure all the right products are in the right places at the right time.

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Idea: An open source platform for managing the supply chain

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Idea: A software company that helps businesses automate their supply chain management They raised $25M in a seed round led by New Enterprise Associates in June 2018

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Idea: A B2B startup that helps companies manage their supply chain, using a SaaS platform that manages and monitors the flow of goods, including their temperature

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Idea: Another B2B startup that helps manufacturers manage their supply chains in Asia The startup wants to help people in the US find more specialized manufacturers in China, and claims to have a signed contract with a Fortune 500 company

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Idea: A B2B startup that provides a tool for logistics companies to sync their backend systems like their ERP and supply chain management, and make their shipments more readable (for example, by adding barcodes)

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A solution for optimizing the supply chain of a manufacturer

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A startup that provides a way for companies to use data from their supply chain to make better decisions.

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