Can Hyper-local Startups Wipe Out Middlemen?
Third party logistics is a Rs 48,000-crore business. But how does one organise a rent seeking and unorganised business where technology is not the panacea? Hyper-local is suddenly the favourite word for investors. It has almost become a cliché with everyone seemingly having an opinion about the potential of such a business. Investors say it is the next big boom and is supposed to wipe out middlemen in the logistics trade. Recently Opinio Raised $7 million From Delhivery And Accel Partners. RoadRunnr too raised $11 million recently from Sequoia, Nexus Venture Partners and Blume Ventures. But who has got the metal to take on this industry by looking at the problems of logistics and delivery from the ground up, the history of the system, rather than throwing technology at it?
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