SQWIRL

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Sqwirl is a lo­gis­tics and cargo service founded by Karl Abou Zeid and Ziad Jurei­dini. The con­cept of Sqwirl started in Oc­to­ber 2015, when co-founder Karl Abou Zeid saw a prob­lem with the do­mes­tic courier. Sqwirl ini­tially op­er­ated as a lo­cal on-de­mand de­liv­ery service app, through which users could re­quest a car­rier to pick up and de­liver any­thing, with real-time track­ing un­til drop-off.

In Jan­uary 2016, Sqwirl raised $10K and re­leased the first web­site blue­prints. In April, Sqwirl got ac­cepted to join the Speed@bdd pro­gram, and raised an­other round of $30K. Later on in June, Sqwirl got their first MVP, hired their first driver and launched their app. In its early days, Sqwirl com­peted with lo­cal post of­fices who of­ten de­liver the next day by of­fer­ing same day de­liv­ery. Af­ter com­plet­ing 4000 de­liv­er­ies, Sqwirl raised ad­di­tional fund­ing in March, to tran­si­tion into a soft­ware so­lu­tion com­pany tar­get­ing courier and lo­gis­tics com­pa­nies rather than small busi­nesses and in­di­vid­u­als. With this re­cent ex­pan­sion, Sqwirl moved from op­er­at­ing mo­tor­cy­cles and cars to over­see­ing Cargo trucks and other ve­hi­cles. Sqwirl is now the only of its kind in Le­banon of­fer­ing com­pa­nies trans­par­ent and track­able cargo ser­vices.

Coun­try: Le­banon Launched: 2016 Cat­e­gory: Lo­gis­tics and Cargo

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