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Trella, Cairo-Based Trucking Marketplace, Joins Y Combinator’s S19 Batch

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Trella, Cairo-based trucking marketplace, announced that it has joined Y Combinator’s S19 batch. Trella joins the ranks of The U.S. accelerator’s illustrious portfolio of companies including Airbnb, Dropbox, Stripe, Reddit, and Doordash

‘At YC, it’s our job to help talented founders from anywhere in the world to access the advice, network, and funding that Silicon Valley has to offer,’ says Michael Seibel, YC CEO and Partner. ‘With Trella, we saw extremely strong founders, tackling a huge problem, in a region of the world that needs more tech investment. It was an obvious fit.’ 

Trella, a b2b technology platform, was founded in 2018 and it connects shippers and carriers in real-time, using data to optimise drivers’ routes and increase the volume of backloads.

Trella empowers truckers who get significantly more value and a more consistent flow of business while reducing costs for shippers by improving load utilisation and efficiency, and enabling shipment tracking in real-time. 

‘We’re excited to be part of such a prestigious program,’ says Omar Hagrass, Trella’s CEO. ‘YC has already been super valuable and cemented our position with investors, partners, and stakeholders. We're looking forward to building something really big.’ 

Earlier this year, Trella raised $600k+ in a pre-seed funding round led by Algebra Ventures, with participation from strategic investors, global VCs, and notable angel investors including Esther Dyson and Jambu Palaniappan.

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