€1,5M raised by logistics startup SLiCKss to fuel growth

€1,5M raised by logistics startup SLiCKss to fuel growth


The new funds will be used to further develop and commercialise SLiCKss’s vision of bringing enterprise level software to companies of any size and strengthen its top-notch team.

SLiCKss’s Control Tower TMS is a transport management system that could be compared to an air traffic control tower. Instead of aircraft it monitors the flow of goods and costs related to transport, and issues an alarm in case of any exception.

With functionality like integrated communication, real-time track & trace, a free mobile app, advanced automation and geolocation services it helps companies to take control of their mission critical shipments, limit freight spend, increase billing accuracy and on-time performance.

In addition it tackles the complexities of supply chain collaboration and provides users with modern API services so that they can integrate with business partners and digitize their logistics.

“It’s hard to believe that almost 75% of transportation is still being managed by spreadsheets, phone calls and emails,” said Nick Poels, co-founder and Head of Growth at SLiCKss. “Freight transportation is becoming more and more complex, so managing it manually is simply not effective.”

“Having worked in logistics for six years as a technology enthusiast, I quickly became frustrated with the technological gap caused by slow adoption of cloud applications.” added Alex Lisitzky, SLiCKss’s CEO and founder. “Our vision is to change the future of transport management through technology. We believe that the industry is ready to be disrupted and our goal is to provide a solution that makes logistics professionals happy, productive and therefore successful.”

“The logistics sector still has plenty of benefits to reap from further digitalization and automation. Freight carriers, forwarders and shippers have a large variety of transport management systems in place which typically don’t allow for real-time communication and collaboration with other players in the value chain. Struggling to find such a solution in the market, the resourceful founders of SLiCKss have developed their proprietary TMS solution that increases transparency, efficiency and allows integration with many of the existing systems out there,” says Duco Sickinghe, Managing Partner of Fortino Capital.