FoSC #93: Jon Bradford of Dynamo

Announcing Dynamo Fund II

This week on The Future of Supply Chain, Santosh’s partner at Dynamo Ventures Jon Bradford joins the show to talk about Dynamo’s raising of their second fund which closed at $43.21 million. They discuss the businesses and founders they are investing in and invite other entrepreneurs to contact them. As Santosh says in the podcast, “Founders, bring us your crazy ideas.”

Highlights from their conversation include:

  • Detailing the raising of the second fund and how the pandemic elevated the conversation around the supply chain (0:56)
  • Multiple layers in the supply chain is becoming increasingly important (4:56)
  • The state of ports and container data (7:06)
  • Trade finance (12:09)
  • Brokers and leverage (15:28)
  • E-commerce penetration in the UK now (18:45)
  • Inventory insurance and Amazon (21:19)
  • Last mile investment (24:27)
  • Reverse logistics and nano fulfillment (27:39)
  • Large verticals (29:46)

About The Future of Supply Chain:

During each episode of The Future of Supply Chain, we sit down with a different entrepreneur, investor, or industry veteran to discuss their story, views on the industry, and how we can collectively build the future of supply chain together.