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    Flexport

    SaaS platform for global trade
    OTC
    Medium risk

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    Investment Idea Details
    About the company

    Flexport is a platform for global trade. The Company is a licensed customs brokerage and freight forwarder built around a web application. Its freight service includes an online dashboard for businesses to easily understand, purchase, manage and track the services required for global trade.

    According to Forbes, Flexport generated revenue of $471 million last year, up from $224.8 million in 2017.


    Market Opportunities

    The U.S. trucking market generates $260 billion in revenue, 20% of a $1.2 trillion global market. according to McKinsey & Co.

    In August 2018 Flexport named 8th fastest growing company in USA with a three year growth of 15,911.00%.

    Flexport has 11 offices across the globe - in US, Netherlands, Germany, China and Hong Kong.

    Risks

    The company's activities are directly related to the economic situation in the world. The escalation of the US-China trade war will negatively affect the company's business, which will also affect the value of shares.

    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.

    Financials and Valuation

    Flexport has raised a total of $1.3B in funding over 6 rounds from well-known institutional investors such as Peter Thiel’s Founder Fund (invested in Facebook, PayPal, SpaceX, Twilio, Spotify), Yuri Milner’s DST Global (invested in Facebook, Twitter, Alibaba, Farfetch), Y Combinator (invested in Twitch, Reddit, Dropbox, PagerDuty) and others.

    Today (as of Sep 2019) the average Price-to-Sales ratio of fast-growing technology companies is 15x-20x. Considering Flexport's projected revenue of $1 billion in 2019, the current market value of the company is $15- $20 billion. Flexport capitalization on the OTC market is $4.5 billion, and the share price is $. The potential return on investment is more than 100%.

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