Kargo

is a Breakout List top startup to join

What Kargo makes: Sensor towers to autonomously inspect freight.
💻 Engineers, Product, Design

Investors

Sozo Ventures, Founders Fund

Additional info

Logistics companies with warehouses need to manually track inventory at loading docks. Kargo makes physical sensor towers to automate that tracking. With that, Kargo is building the first real time source of truth information for first and middle middle logistics.

There are about 700,000 shipping and receiving clerks in the US. Tracking inventory from trucks at loading docks is a big part of their role. Kargo automates that and allows clerks to spend their time on higher value activities. Kargo is connecting the physical world of freight with the digital ecosystem used to manage it, creating a real-time source of truth within the supply chain. Its integrated hardware and software product gathers data at the loading dock, and uses it to automate critical handoff points and provide visibility of freight and facility operations.

With 21 people on the team as of March 2022, Kargo has 100% voluntary team retention.

The team is incredibly sharp. The technical challenges are hard and valuable. Kargo needs excellent engineers who can see the big picture, and figure out what to do and how to do it. Being able to zoom out and figure where to focus is valuable. 

Kargo is an excellent place to join if you're an engineer – Kargo is hiring engineers of all types, including software, computer vision, hardware, and machine learning. The theme we heard was how engineers would be disappointed if they had to work somewhere else, because they feel they wouldn't be able to work with coworkers of the same caliber elsewhere.

If you join a company, my general advice is to join a company on a breakout trajectory.
Sam Altman
CEO at OpenAI, former President of Y Combinator
There are a bunch of great things that you get when you go to a younger, high-growth company.
Marc Andreessen
GP at Andreessen Horowitz, Co-founder of Netscape