Specifically these people.
Whitebox, a startup that manages e-commerce logistics and fulfillment for a variety for brands, has raised $18 million in Series B funding.
While discussing the new funding, CEO Marcus Startzel repeated a point he made after Whitebox raised its $5 million Series A last year — that the startup is differentiated by combining tools for managing e-commerce listings across a variety of marketplaces with the ability to store and ship products from its own warehouse spaces across the United States.
“We really saw an opportunity for a platform that could both sell stuff and move stuff,” Startzel said.
Modern commerce is creating a democratized battleground in the fight for consumer loyalty. The implications for brands are unprecedented — they are now faced with trying to meet customer needs while balancing new complexities in their marketing, commerce channels, supply chains and operations.
The company’s new 365,000-square-foot headquarters sits at 1010 Swan Creek Drive, and was formerly an Under Armour distribution center. The space is over eight times larger than Whitebox’s former 43,000-square-foot space at 5901 Holabird Ave.
About 75 full-time Whitebox employees will be based out of the local office and fulfillment center, which will be used to serve hundreds of clients brands, including McCormick, Ricola, SkinnyGirl and more.
eCommerce has changed how the world transacts. The technology available to consumers today is still evolving with every single transaction, and I am lucky to have witnessed this evolution firsthand. As 2020 unfolded and new challenges presented themselves, I knew we were witnessing a sea change in regards to how consumers would first come into contact with brands.
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Build a team around you that you trust, and empower them to make your organization better. Without good teams focused on the top priorities, you create the perfect environment for burnout out… a ton of effort placed, and nothing to show for it. People don’t burn out in startups when there is fast-growing success…and that requires clear priorities and great teams.
“The biggest wins create an industry’s history. Yet the community that sets the stage for those milestone moments happen because of the people who are doing the work to start and grow.”
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–Rob Wray, founder and CEO
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