Delhi-based freight logistics marketplace – Dipper has raised an undisclosed amount of angel funding from unnamed angel investors.
Suryansh Jalan and Ayush Syal founded this startup in 2015. It is an online platform that connects load providers with load seekers without charging any type of commission.
Dipper serves the long haul full truckload market. It provides a technology platform with IoT devices to partner ecosystem of large fleet owners, small-to-mid-sized trucking carriers and transporters.
It started operations from January 2016, focusing on the National Highway number two from Delhi to Kolkata, and claims to be helping move over 1500 tonne of material every month.
It also claims to have 2500+ fleet owners and 2000+verified, GPS-enabled vehicles, with number of trucks growing at 40% month-on-month basis. The startup has helped ship consignments for several big companies including Tata Steel, Indian Oil Corporation (IOC), and Procter & Gamble.
Suryansh Jalan, co-founder and CEO of Dipper, said,
Vehicle and load owners have a lot of additional issues, beyond moving the load, such as vendor discovery, payment processes, resource management and maintenance. We are looking to develop a smart ecosystem that solves these problems and enables users to capitalise on better service and performance.
The startup plans to use funds for marketing initiatives and ramping up operations. Besides this, it will be expanding its teams in Delhi and other cities. It also plans to expand pan India while reaching 30 cities in the next few months.
Currently, Dipper is generating INR 50 lakhs GMV. The company is planning to soon raise an undisclosed amount in the next pre-series A funding. In this segment, Dipper competes with the likes of TruckMandi, ReturnTrucks, Rivigo and Blackbuck.