AXA backs e-commerce shipping platform SendCloud

European e-commerce shipping platform SendCloud announced it has raised a €12.6 million Series B round, bringing its total funding to €20.3 million. The funding round was led by AXA Venture Partners with participation from existing investors BOM, Bonsai Partners and accompanied by a loan from Rabobank.

Founded in 2012, SendCloud (a team of 260) is an all-in-one shipping platform that automates the entire shipping process from choosing multiple carriers to automating returns. It is currently active in 8 European countries and serves over 15,000 customers; ranging from small to enterprise-sized online retailers and in industries from fashion and electronics to food and drink.

“We first spoke to the Sendcloud team over three years ago and they have continually delivered on their plans, we are excited to support their continued international expansion with this growth investment.” – Imran Akram, General Partner of AXA Venture Partners (AVP).

“Over the past few years, Sendcloud has evolved into a mature shipping solution that helps online retailers to compete with major e-commerce companies. Due to the explosive growth of e-commerce and increasing customer demands, we see new opportunities to further improve the shipping experience. By hiring talented people, we can realize our ambitions to simplify cross-border shipping and take e-commerce businesses to new heights.” – Rob van den Heuvel, CEO and Co-founder of Sendcloud.