Trucking has an almost mythological American cultural status. And there's a reason. It's got it all - the "American Dream", "Rags to Riches", "David vs. Goliath"...and more recently, with the help of our guests..."Nerd Gets Girl". In this episode we’re joined by Anshu Prasad, CEO of Leaf Logistics, and Will Szczerbiak, Greycroft Partners, to discuss trucking's profound reach, impact and technological awakening in one of our favorite episodes yet. No trucker speed required, Joseph Campbell eat your heart out, this is the hero's story of trucking.
OPERATOR Anshu Prasad | CEO, Leaf Logistics
CEO, Leaf Logistics
Anshu is the Co-founder and CEO of Leaf Logostics. While launched only two years ago Logistics Exchange is already a fast-paced early stage startup focused on transforming the way B2B transportation is bought and sold. Leaf's freight contracting platform is an end-to-end solution for buyers and sellers to secure future transportation capacity, rates, and service through binding, tradeable Leaf Forward contracts. Using predictive analytics and AI, Leaf enables members to quickly identify the best contracting opportunities for their network, lowering costs and improving operations.
Anshu also holds a B.A. in Biochemistry from Cornell University and with over 20 years of experience in logistics, technology and analytics. He built and led A.T. Kearney’s global Analytics Practice, working with clients to utilize technology and data to empower business transformation. He also helped start and grow technology and analytics businesses, building teams in the US, Europe and Asia.
INVESTOR Will Szczerbiak | Principal, Greycroft
Will is a Principal at Greycroft Partners where his responsibilities include evaluating and executing early and growth stage investment opportunities. Prior to his work at Greycroft Will spent three years as an associate at Volition Capital, a Boston-based growth equity firm that principally invests in high potential, founder-owned companies across different technology sectors. Before Volition, Will also spent three years as an investment banking analyst in the Technology Services group of Raymond James
Some of Will’s portfolio companies have included the likes of Yieldstreet, MapAnything, Vettery, flutterwave, Immuta, Palmetto, and pryon. Will received an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School and a B.S. from the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University.
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