Edem Dotse is the founder and CEO of Swiftly, a disruptive peer to peer platform making shipping affordable for everyone.
If you are shipping a container, you can find someone to share your extra space. Sending a package by Air, add it to someone who has extra space or yet still collaborate to fill your shipment and share cost.
Edem has a brilliant view about sharing. He thinks it’s pretty wasteful to ship a half-full container by sea or a half-full air package.
In Today’s episode, you will learn:
When Edem first faced the shipping problem in 2012. He had wanted to ship a gear box and found the expense too high? What did he do next?
Why is Edem deeply inspired by Uber and Airbnb? What are they doing differently? And how is Swiftly similar?
What Swiftly’s initial MWP was? What the challenge was, and how they solved it.
How does Edem think you should deal with the pressure of raising money? What has this got to do with creating and nurturing a fantastic team?
Why does Edem think freight forwarding hasn’t seen much disruption? How big is this industry? And how is Swiftly filling this gap?
What Edem considers their biggest pain point? What is the outcome they’d like to have?