10 Top Last Mile Delivery Startups to Follow in 2022

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Here at Startup Savant, we love startup culture. That’s why we identified the most exciting, innovative, and creative last mile delivery startups to watch in 2022 and beyond. From autonomous vehicles to drone delivery services — these are the top last mile delivery companies to follow.

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Best Last Mile Delivery Startups to Watch

Every year, new startups pull to the forefront of their industry through exciting innovation, tech, and industry-disrupting business models. We’ve rounded up the most exciting last mile delivery startups of 2022 that startup lovers, investors, and aspiring entrepreneurs should follow.

Disclaimer: With so many exciting last mile delivery companies launching and growing worldwide, we aren’t able to cover them all. Furthermore, the startups that are listed below are not officially ranked and are listed in no particular order.

1. Tortoise

  • Location: Mountain View, California
  • Funding: Series Unknown, $11.1 Million

Tortoise is an automated delivery platform that is optimizing the way retailers and businesses deliver making deliveries safer, easier, and less expensive. Tortoise’s electric delivery vehicles are able to deliver, check identification, and more while being operated remotely.

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2. Onfleet

  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Funding: Series A, $18.9 Million

Onfleet is a business-to-business (B2B) startup that provides last mile delivery logistic software, supporting millions of safe and efficient deliveries globally.

3. DroppX

  • Location: Helsinki, Finland
  • Funding: Seed, $439,000

DroppX is a delivery service that works with businesses to provide fast, fully trackable delivery with scheduling and same-day delivery capabilities.

4. Nuro

  • Location: Mountain View, California
  • Funding: Series C, $1.5 Billion

Nuro fuses last mile delivery with autonomous vehicle capabilities to complete deliveries safely and efficiently. Their vehicles are roughly the size of an SUV and can hold up to 250 lbs.

5. Vembla

  • Location: Stockholm, Sweden
  • Funding: Seed, $2.7 Million

Vembla is a grocery and consumer goods delivery service that boasts a delivery time of only minutes within its service area. Additionally, the startup prioritizes eco-friendly modes of transport to provide a more sustainable delivery service.

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6. Starship Technologies

  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Funding: Series Unknown, $99.2 Million

Founded by the co-founders of Skype, Starship Technologies is a self-driving robot delivery company that boasts a four-mile delivery radius within 30 minutes.

7. Smartbox

  • Location: New Delhi, India
  • Funding: Undisclosed

Smartbox is a last mile delivery startup that provides a more flexible solution for consumers to receive deliveries through their 24/7 smart lockers, allowing customers to receive packages safely and at their convenience.

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8. PiggyBee

  • Location: Belgium
  • Funding: Convertible Note, $58,000

PiggyBee offers a unique delivery service by offering crowdsourced delivery, connecting customers with the destinations and services they need to ship and deliver items globally.

9. Volta Trucks

  • Location: London, United Kingdom
  • Funding: Series B, $68.6 Million

Volta Trucks is an electric truck company that aims to bring sustainability to the last mile delivery industry through fully electric large commercial vehicles for inner-city freight and urban distribution needs.

10. Matternet

  • Location: Menlo Park, California
  • Funding: Series B, $31.1 Million

Matternet is a last mile delivery startup that utilizes drones, cloud software, and inventive landing stations to safely make deliveries in both the United States and Switzerland.

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