#117: Ben Braverman of Flexport

Embracing change for more effective supply chains

During this episode, Santosh is joined by Ben Braverman, the CCO at Flexport. Flexport is a freight forwarding and customs brokerage company that provides unprecedented visibility and control for suppliers. Santosh and Ben discuss where labor gets centralized, tools that make jobs easier and more enjoyable, where automation can happen all together, and more.

Highlights from their conversation include:

  • The Flexport story (2:00)
  • Ben’s career journey (4:41)
  • International global supply chains (9:54)
  • Technology adoption in the forwarding market (13:28)
  • The start of Flexport (18:40)
  • Raising rounds’ effect on the scaling process (26:22)
  • Multi-product line training and quota attainment (30:24)
  • Expansion tactics, incentives, and considerations (35:13)
  • Rapid-fire round: favorite book, important daily habit, uncommon belief (38:34)

Dynamo is a VC firm led by supply chain and mobility specialists that focus on seed-stage, enterprise startups. Find out more at: https://www.dynamo.vc/.