Supply Chain and Automation

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6_riverAcquired by Shopify
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6 River Systems is a fulfillment solutions provider making warehouses more efficient with autonomous mobile robots and AI.

Milestones
  • 2015 Founded
  • 2018 Partnered, Series B
  • 2019 Acquired by Shopify
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alloy
alloy

Alloy is an intelligent supply and demand synchronization platform purpose-built for companies that make, move, and sell goods.

Milestones
  • 2016 Founded
  • 2018 Partnered, Series A
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cloudtrucks
cloudtrucks

Cloudtrucks helps trucking owner-operators and small fleets source and instantly book loads, get paid faster, and streamline back office operations.

Milestones
  • 2019 Founded
  • 2021 Partnered, Series B
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enable
enable

Enable is a collaborative B2B rebate management platform that makes it easy to manage and scale rebate programs.

Milestones
  • 2016 Founded
  • 2020 Partnered, Series A
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openspace
openspace

OpenSpace provides next-generation, 360º photo documentation for jobsites, powerful integrations, and the smartest analytics tools in the industry.

Milestones
  • 2017 Founded
  • 2020 Partnered, Series B
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parade
parade

Parade allows freight brokerages and 3PLs to move more freight, book loads faster, and grow their businesses.

Milestones
  • 2015 Founded
  • 2021 Partnered, Series A
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scoutAcquired by Workday
scout

Scout RFP provides cloud-based strategic sourcing solutions that help companies streamline supplier selection, centralize data, and make more informed purchasing decisions, faster.

Milestones
  • 2013 Founded
  • 2017 Partnered, Series A
  • 2019 Acquired by Workday
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shipbob
shipbob

ShipBob is a tech-enabled 3PL that offers simple, fast, and affordable e-commerce fulfillment for direct-to-consumer brands.

Milestones
  • 2014 Founded
  • 2018 Partnered, Series C

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Perspectives for 2023 from Supply Chain Leaders at Uber, Maersk, and P&G

Supply chain is having a moment.

Latin America supply chain
Latin America: The Next Frontier in Supply Chain Innovation
Delivering the Goods: Opportunities in Vertical Supply Chain

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Our Investment in Parade: Unlocking Efficiency in Freight Brokerage
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Supply Chain on the Brink
Our Investment in CloudTrucks: Bringing Critical Solutions to Truckers Powering the Supply Chain

Funding the Next Generation of Supply Chain Disruptors

Everywhere you look these days, companies, economists, and government officials are citing the ongoing supply chain issues that are present as the economy struggles to restart from the pandemic.

Our Investment in Endgame

To win in today’s market, startups must build smart from the ground up with efficient business models that drive growth.

Unbundling Amazon: How ShipBob Is Revolutionizing the Fulfillment Layer of E-commerce
Our Investment in Canvas
Automation’s “Goldilocks” Challenge: Why Fox Robotics Is Just Right
Transforming the Supply Chain: Menlo’s Series A Investment in Enable

Congratulations to 6 River Systems on Joining Shopify: A Clear Sign that the Robotics Market Is Accelerating!

The team at Menlo is proud to have been involved in the 6RS journey and their mission to bring automation and robotics to every company’s fulfillment process.

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The Shift to Collaborative Robots Means the Rise of Robotics as a Service
December 20, 2022Steve Sloane, Feyza Haskaraman and Derek Xiao
Latin America: The Next Frontier in Supply Chain Innovation

History may not repeat itself, but it often rhymes.

December 14, 2022Steve Sloane, Feyza Haskaraman and Derek Xiao
Delivering the Goods: Opportunities in Vertical Supply Chain

Last year brought supply chain issues into sharp focus: The ongoing pandemic and geopolitical unrest combined to buckle traditional systems for global trade and logistics, highlighting the need for innovation.

July 6, 2022Feyza Haskaraman
Our Investment in Parade: Unlocking Efficiency in Freight Brokerage

Below the surface of the freight industry lies a fragmented relationship between shippers, brokers, and carriers that makes the very movement of goods throughout the United States incredibly complex.

February 9, 2022Steve Sloane and Feyza Haskaraman
Supply Chain on the Brink

We’ve been holding our breath this year, hoping that holiday gifts make it to our doorsteps on time.

December 21, 2021Feyza Haskaraman
Our Investment in CloudTrucks: Bringing Critical Solutions to Truckers Powering the Supply Chain

Trucking is the backbone of America. And despite its critical hand in the supply chain, the $700 billion industry hinges on personnel, yet fails to offer drivers streamlined solutions for managing their operations.

November 30, 2021Steve Sloane and Feyza Haskaraman
Funding the Next Generation of Supply Chain Disruptors

Everywhere you look these days, companies, economists, and government officials are citing the ongoing supply chain issues that are present as the economy struggles to restart from the pandemic.

August 18, 2021Steve Sloane
Our Investment in Endgame

To win in today’s market, startups must build smart from the ground up with efficient business models that drive growth.

July 13, 2021Naomi Pilosof Ionita
Unbundling Amazon: How ShipBob Is Revolutionizing the Fulfillment Layer of E-commerce

E-commerce has given millions of entrepreneurs the ability to launch new businesses. However, in recent years, it’s started to feel like Amazon has won the battle for e-commerce, commoditizing merchants on top of its monolithic stack.

June 29, 2021Croom Beatty
Our Investment in Canvas

While construction is a multi-trillion dollar industry, it has largely been starved of innovation for more than 50 years.

April 15, 2021Matt Murphy
Automation’s “Goldilocks” Challenge: Why Fox Robotics Is Just Right

People tend to overestimate how disruptive a certain technology will be in the short term, but underestimate its influence in

August 25, 2020Mark Siegel
Transforming the Supply Chain: Menlo’s Series A Investment in Enable

We are excited to announce our $13 million Series A lead investment in Enable, a modern software solution for B2B rebate management.

March 23, 2020Steve Sloane
Congratulations to 6 River Systems on Joining Shopify: A Clear Sign that the Robotics Market Is Accelerating!

The team at Menlo is proud to have been involved in the 6RS journey and their mission to bring automation and robotics to every company’s fulfillment process.

September 9, 2019Matt Murphy
The Shift to Collaborative Robots Means the Rise of Robotics as a Service

As e-commerce continues to expand, the demand for warehouse workers is growing faster than the labor supply and creating an increased need for automation.

March 2, 2019Steve Sloane
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