Phaze Ventures Leads $8.4 million Series-A Investment into Voyager
Updated: Jan 4
Voyager Portal, a software platform enabling companies to reduce cost, risk, and complexity in their marine supply chain, has today announced an $8.4 million Series A investment, led by Phaze Ventures.
The new funding comes on the back of unprecedented growth since the company raised $1.5 million in seed money in a round co-lead by Phaze Ventures and ATX Ventures in 2019. Since then, revenue has increased 13x from Q3 2020 to Q3 2021 and was up 40% from Q2 2021. Other new investors in Voyager's Series-A include ScOp Venture Capital and Flexport.
Additionally, Voyager surpassed the $1 billion-mark for freight managed on the platform. Voyager's customers include manufacturers, traders and shippers in the renewable energy, commodity trading, mining and petrochemicals industries.
“Voyager Portal was created to significantly reduce cost, risk, and complexity when transporting bulk materials around the world,” said Matthew Costello, CEO and co-founder of Voyager. “The last two years have demonstrated just how critical shipping bulk commodities is to global markets – freight rates have increased and port congestion is at an all-time high – accelerating the demand for Voyager’s solution.” Costello continued, “With our Series A funding, we’ll be able to expedite our product roadmap to support an international client base whilst expanding our engineering, development, marketing and sales teams internationally.”
Voyager’s low-code architecture, which allows customers to quickly and easily configure the platform to match their business processes, is a unique differentiator in a market dominated by rigid legacy systems. The platform was also built from the ground up to be a multi-party system, allowing companies to seamlessly collaborate in real time over a single shipment. Working in a unified system allows for all parties to manage, track and analyze the lifecycle of a shipment with greater context and insight.
“Voyager's implementation has been hugely impressive,” said Adam Panni, operations manager at OMV, a multinational energy company based in Austria. “The low-code functionality allows almost real-time modifications to the developing workflows and reporting capabilities with no lengthy development and minimal testing prior to implementation. By digitizing data capture across all our physical movements, we are able to analyze our business much better, enabling faster and smarter decisions driven by data. This, in turn, will provide significant, quantifiable cost reductions for our business.”
“Voyager is changing the way companies are thinking of their global shipping operations,” said Abdullah Al-Shaksy, co-founder and CEO, Phaze Ventures. “Global supply chains are becoming increasingly complex and strained, and there is an incredible treasure trove of data that organizations are underutilizing in their decision-making process. We believe what Voyager has created for their customers across the globe will revolutionize this space forever.”
"Marine shipping is a complex process,” said Kevin O’Connor, managing partner, ScOp Venture Capital. “It involves coordination between many parties. Voyager allows you to customize workflows, consolidate critical information and track your shipments throughout the world. Voyager dramatically increases productivity while reducing risk."
Voyager Portal is a SaaS platform helping companies reduce risk, cost, and complexity across their marine supply chain. The company is Headquartered in Houston, Texas, and was founded by industry experts Matthew Costello and Bret Smart who were frustrated by the vast inefficiencies and lack of data-driven decision-making in their industry. For more information, visit voyagerportal.com, and follow on LinkedIn.