- Current price
- Min Amount
- Earliest start
- Any time
Invest in Motive
Motive (formerly KeepTruckin) was founded in 2013 to serve the trucking industry. But today the company provides hardware and software to industries ranging from construction, oil and gas to distribution, moving and storage. Motive serves over 120,000 businesses and more than one million drivers and employs 2,400 people worldwide.
The company provides cutting-edge technology leveraging the latest advances in artificial intelligence and computer vision for vehicle-related businesses – spanning video-based driver safety, Electronic Logging Device (ELD) compliance, GPS tracking, dispatching, and fuel and maintenance.
According to a Motive release, the global middle class has tripled in the past 20 years to more than 1.7 billion people. As incomes rise, so does consumption, and expectations for quality, reliability and speed of delivery are higher than ever. This exponential growth in demand combined with continuously rising expectations is putting unprecedented strain on the industries that power the physical economy – agriculture, manufacturing, construction, field services, trucking and logistics.
The physical economy accounts for about 50% of global GDP, and yet it is largely ignored by the technology industry. To modernize the physical economy, Motive is focusing on the Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence. The global IoT market is projected to grow from $478.36 billion in 2022 to $2,465.26 billion by 2029 at a CAGR of 26.4% over the forecast period.
The trucking industry, which remains a major market for Motive, has suffered because of the pandemic. Freight companies experienced constant fluctuations in demand and were unable to forecast operations effectively, incurring significant losses because of it.
As the company's customer base expands, so does its list of competitors. Motive competes with such major players in the trucking optimization product market as Ontruck, Convoy, CargoX, Flexport. It also competes with software providers for agriculture, manufacturing, construction, gas and oil industries, and others.
Since its foundation in 2013, the company has carried out 7 investment rounds and raised $417 million. Investors include Google Ventures (invested in Uber, Lemonade, Slack) and Index Ventures (invested in Datadog, Slack, Etsy).
In June 2021, Motive raised $190 million from G2 Venture Partners, IVP and Scale Venture Partners and funds managed by BlackRock and others valuing the company at $2.3 billion. The previous round in April 2019 was valued at $1.4 billion.
Currently, there is no revenue data on Motive in open sources. Despite the pandemic's effects, the company said it has experienced 70% annual growth, largely due to expansion into new markets.
United Traders analysts are in continuous search for OTC offers studying financial reporting, companies’ businesses, their future plans, analyzing them as potential acquisition targets or estimating prospective multifold capitalization increase as well as considering risks that may hinder business growth. The best ideas are offered to our investors.
As part of our service for purchasing shares on the over-the-counter market (pre-IPO, OTC), for its traders and investors United Traders buys units in funds that own equity stakes in private companies. These funds make early-stage investments in private companies or acquire equity stakes from employees of such companies.
United Traders will have shares at its disposal after the IPO. The shares can be sold after the established 6-month Lock-up period. Alternatively, the shares can be hedged for the above period. Prior to the company going public United Traders look for exit options in the OTC market. If we find a great offer, we sell the shares.
After the Lock-up period is over, the investment in pre-IPO or OTC will be automatically closed, and generated profits are credited to your account less the applicable UT fees. We offer an opportunity for investors with over $100,000 invested in a specific idea to search for a counterpart in the OTC market individually and to take profits before the company goes public and thereby exiting the trade prior to the Lock-up period expiration.
Although it is prohibited to sell shares within the Lock-Up period, our traders find ways to take profits for our investors using various financial instruments: forwards, options, short selling trades, etc.
For an investor the above means that the pre-IPO or OTC investment may be exited after paying a part of its value, usually around 15% which is caused by highly-priced instruments used to close the position. To do so, you should press the respective button in your members area as soon as it becomes active.
The exiting process is similar to making a new investment. You submit a request, we execute it within 1 business day, and your investment is closed at the current exchange price.
3.5% of the share purchase amount. The fee is charged at confirmation of your investment bid.
0.5% of the share sell amount after the trade. The fee is charged at the investment exit.
20% of the profit gain. The fee is charged only if the trade is profitable at the time of exiting.
EARLY EXIT FEE
Usually a 15% fee is charged subject to the actual situation at the exchange. The fee is calculated individually for each investment.
WE ARE A RELIABLE PARTNER
Our risk managers will support you throughout the entire transaction life.
Venture investing is very risky as they involve new or growing companies, and multifold increase in capitalization is expected. We prioritize companies at the pre-IPO stage as they already demonstrate strong financial indicators and plan to go public soon. This approach allows limiting hyper-risks related to insolvency of new companies and substantially increasing profits as compared to investors who buy shares through a subscription just before the IPO.
LOW ENTRY THRESHOLD
To buy the OTC stocks, one would need millions of dollars. We gathered a pool of traders and investors allowing everyone interested to join similar transactions with as much as $10.
United Traders is experienced in minimizing risks but a future investor should be aware of all risk types:
- Illiquidity. There is a possibility that early exit from this investment will take more than 1 month.
- Asymmetric information. Management and current investors have access to more internal information about the company than other market participants.
- Time uncertainty. There is no information regarding next financing round or exit strategy timeframe (IPO or M&A).
- Share dilution. The issue of additional shares by a company may reduce the value of shares of existing investors.