Sunday, June 23

Pando Raises Funding From Nexus Venture, Freshdesk Founder & others

Bengaluru based logistics company Pando has raised $2 Million seed funding led by Nexus Venture Partners. Kashyap Deorah at Hypertrack, Girish Mathrubootham at Freshdesk, Nishant Rao at Sirion Labs (Ex-LinkedIn India MD), and P Balaji at Vodafone (Ex-Nokia, Sony Erickson India MD) also participated in this round.

Digital enabled logistics platform Pando solves a key problem of convergence, on the demand (shipper or enterprise) side of the ecosystem, which is a large, global white-space. The platform was built on a simple observation logistics is inherently networked.

In India, the logistics market estimated is up to $200 billion every year. Globally, this number is close to $10 Trillion.

The Pando Enterprise Suite is one of the region’s first enterprise-grade logistics management system, that is built to help enterprises of all sizes digitize, monitor and optimize their supply chain operations. It is intelligent, predictive, and scalable, and allows companies to control their fragmented, multi-tiered logistics ecosystems from a single screen. Pando serves some of the largest companies in the country, through its products.

Nitin Jayakrishnan, Founder & CEO, says, “This investment is a shot in the arm for the team to continue to reimagine logistics from being a heavy, cumbersome cost-center, to being a robust, digital foundation to any business. We have seen encouraging adoption from Fortune 500s and global blue-chips. We will continue to focus on product and people, to ease and enable commerce through digital deliveries.”

“At Philips Lighting, we have a complex, multi-channel GTM supply-chain. Pando gets our entire ecosystem of vendors, co-makers, drivers, and customers to follow one standardized digital workflow, allowing us to control and optimize at every step. Pando covers our entire value chain while being easy to use and scalable! We are very happy with the functionalities of the system and the support provided by the team!,” says Tankeshwar Baishya, Senior Director, Supply Chain at Philips Lighting, one of Pando’s clients.

Pando’s team comes with deep experience in building and scaling products, and includes entrepreneurs, designers, and engineers who have built great products, and led global teams at Sandisk, Microsoft, SAP, Oracle, Think Design, Honeywell, Ernst & Young, Freshworks, Airbnb, Shadowfax and other great companies.

Abhijeet Manohar, CTO of Pando holds over 50 global patents, and was earlier with Sandisk in Milpitas and Bangalore, as part of their Systems Architecture Group.