Some personal experience whilst moving household goods in 2015 and other professional engagements with Logistics players and clients in their past assignments gave the founders of Decker Logistics first-hand knowledge and insight into the extent of fragmentation and unstructured nature of the Logistics and supply chain sector in India.
FOUNDATION OF THE STARTUP
VALUESHIPR began its journey on Apr 14, 2016, and is based out of Mumbai and Ahmedabad. Western parts of India account for over 40%+ Cargo and goods movement and hence we took a decision to be based out of Western India.
THE GOLDEN TEAM
Jyotheesh Kumar, Dr. Sharad Nair & Prashant Halari are the founders of VALUESHIPR.
Jyotheesh Kumar – Co-Founder & CEO
An Entrepreneur Manager with over 20 plus years of work experience spanning across Banking, Capital Markets, Logistics, Automobile and Consulting with Educational qualifications in Engineering and Management from premier institutes in India
Dr. Sharad Nair – Co-Founder & Director - Strategy
A Management Graduate and Doctorate in Philosophy with over 20 years experience across Banking & Financial Services, Learning & Development & Media, he has held Top Management positions with Top Banking Brands viz; Bank Julius Baer, Barclays Bank, Bank Sarasin, Mashreq Bank, Stanchart, Citibank across International Geographies – Asia & Africa. He has also been a serial Investor and Entrepreneur.
Prashant Halari – Co-Founder & CTO
A computer science Engineering graduate and a post-graduate degree in business administration from IIMs; Prashant started his career as a Research Associate with IIM, Ahmedabad and thereafter spent over a decade at Patni Computers (now Capgemini) as part of the leadership team. He has been an Entrepreneur and Investor.
Full truck/trailer Load (FTL), Part Truck express (PTL), Odd dimension Project Transportation, Movers & packers, Project Logistics, EXIM, Ocean & Air Freight as core product offering and other value-added services include Loading, Unloading, Coastal Shipping, Warehousing, Reefer, Insurance, Consulting. Valueshipr has various pricing models for different products. They charge a percentage of the Freight as commission as well as the ARR model for their SAAS offerings.
Since it’s a fragmented, unstructured and highly intermediated market, they have had their own share of challenges such as getting the workflows and pedigree established amongst the stakeholders at the beginning. They used a phase-wise and product vertical wise approach to test captive markets. They had their own fair share of learnings and pivots to get their act together and make meaningful inroads. The product-market fit has been established and customers love their offerings.
Target Group of clients are MSME cos, Large Cos, Freight Forwarders, NVOCCs, Warehousing cos, 3PL / 4PL Cos, Ecomm- cos, Chaz.
ValueShipr has marquee clients that cut across sectors viz; Engineering, raw materials, plastics, Machine tools, pharma, FMCG, IT peripherals and Agro sectors. Some clients include Mahindra, Mala Foods, Jain Farm Fresh, Panalpina, Agility, VVF, etc
They believe they have covered a fairground, led a capital-efficient growth with the product platform, offerings and distribution with their bootstrapped funds available at their disposal. They are ambitious and want to expand, replicate the distribution reach to at least over 250+ cities and Industrial clusters and establish a formidable franchise and hence are in the process of seeking investments for growth.