YPOG advised Next47 on the deal.
Munich-based Alaiko has raised a total of $30 million in a Series A funding round, and promises to revolutionise e-commerce logistics for direct-to-consumer brands via its fulfillment automation platform.
In addition to Next47 as lead investor, Tiger Global and various angel investors including Vestiaire Collective and Lazada founder Maximilian Bittner, and early Shipmonk investors Dan Dershem and Dave Anderson, participated in this round. Previous investors include C-level executives from DB Schenker, Alibaba, HomeToGo, Adyen and Scalable Capital.
Alaiko was founded in April 2020 by Moritz Weisbrodt, Gabriel Thomalla and investor Harald Braunstein. Today, the start-up is the leading and fastest growing fulfillment-as-a-service platform in Europe. The company supports online retailers in managing and scaling their operations without any complications. Fast-growing e-commerce brands as well as their customers benefit from modern warehousing, operational high performance and automated process control through Alaiko’s Logistics Operating System. Its customers include Shopify, Magento, Shopware as well as Billbee and more.
The YPOG team included Dr. Benjamin Ullrich (Picture – Lead, Corporate/Transactions), Partner; Dr. Benedikt Flöter (IP/IT), Associated Partner; Emma Peters (Corporate/Transactions), Senior Associate; Christiane Schnitzler (Corporate/Transactions), Associate.
Law Firms: YPOG;
Clients: next47 GmbH;