Beacon sets up Hong Kong presence

London-based digital forwarder Beacon has opened an office in Hong Kong and has appointed. James Yu, previously logistics program manager at Uber in Hong Kong, as ocean procurement lead, HK. A growing number of Beacon’s customers have supply partners in China and elsewhere in Asia, and having a presence in the same time zone enables the company to offer superior customer service and better connectivity between importers and exporters. Having a ... [+]

So far, so good for high-tech forwarder

Freight forwarding and supply chain finance company Beacon has raised over $15 million in its first-round Series A fundraising round, with investors including Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and US venture capital firm 8VC. Beacon was founded in 2018 by former Uber executives Fraser Robinson and Dmitri Izmailov, both former Uber ... [+]

Finance star for Beacon

London-based forwarder and supply chain finance firm Beacon has appointed Brenton Booth as head of supply chain finance. Prior to joining Beacon in April, Booth ran his own strategy and product development consultancy. During his 25-year career, he also served as global head of product management: trade and working capital ... [+]

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