Venture Funding Overview - 2020 thetius

Overview of maritime startup funding in 2019

2019 was the most high profile year yet for the maritime startup scene. There has never been more interest in the technology and entrepreneurs trying to transform the sector. But how much was invested in the sector during the year? What types of rounds are closing? And what application saw the most funding? On the […]

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Maritime technology trends for 2020 - thetius

Maritime technology trends to watch in 2020

It seems that everyone in the industry is working on cutting edge technologies these days. But more often than not, in the short term, the hype outweighs the impact. What technologies will have the biggest impact on the maritime industry through 2020 and beyond? These are our predictions for the tech trends to watch this […]

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Five new maritime startups to watch in 2020

Five new maritime startups to watch in 2020

Which startups founded in 2019 are ones to watch in 2020 and beyond? People often overestimate what they can achieve in a year and underestimate what they can achieve in a decade. While many are drawn to startups on the promise of a fast exit, the truth is that it takes an average of 9 […]

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The five biggest maritime tech investments of 2019

The five biggest maritime tech investments of 2019

Which maritime tech companies closed the biggest investment rounds of 2019? Year on year venture investment activity was down in 2019, but a number of large funding rounds closed and the average deal size increased versus 2018.  The maritime market is beginning to mature; after years of seed and small venture rounds dominating funding activity, […]

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Shiptech 2020: The state of venture investment activity in the maritime industry.

From navigation to chartering, bunkers to freight forwarding, digitalisation has touched every facet of the shipping industry in the last decade. As the industry’s transformation from analogue to digital steps into higher gear, it is increasingly catching the attention of entrepreneurs and investors looking for big problems to solve. In the 27 page report we […]

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Trade 2.0: How Startups are Driving the Next Generation of Maritime Trade

Summary: The shipping industry is at the beginning of a fundamental transformation. The combination of the rise of connectivity and digitisation, and the need to move away from fossil fuels, means that every aspect of the industry’s operating model will change over the next three decades. This report: Identifies the key technologies transforming the maritime […]

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Frictionless Trade

Frictionless Trade: How new technology will power international trade

Despite recent advances, the international shipping industry has a long way to go in terms of fully leveraging the potential of new technologies. Innovation in this sector is crucial to helping the UK to overcome the technical challenges posed by Brexit, but also to its ambition of establishing itself as an open, forward-thinking international trading […]

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