Ryan Petersen

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03/19/2019 3:30 PM
Ryan Petersen
CEO
Flexport

Ryan Petersen is the founder and CEO of Flexport, the platform for global trade. Trade is one of the greatest forces for good in the modern world—it’s possible that no technology lifted more people out of poverty than the shipping container. And yet as anyone who has ever shipped a pallet of freight across an international border can testify, trade is still too hard.

Flexport’s mission is to make global trade easy for everyone. As the easiest way for companies of all sizes to ship freight internationally, Flexport has emerged as one of the fastest growing companies in the world. Recognized as the “Freight Forwarder of the Year” by Lloyd’s List, (founded in 1734!) the company was ranked 8th on Inc Magazine’s 2018 list of fastest growing companies in the U.S.

Last year Flexport shipped more than $6B worth of merchandise between 103 countries, generating almost $500M in GAAP revenue while helping almost 10,000 companies better manage their global supply chains on our technology platform. With more than 1000 employees across 9 offices, 4 warehouses and one Boeing 747, Flexport’s team employs a unique blend of technology, logistics infrastructure, and deep supply chain expertise to bring an ancient industry kicking and screaming into the modern world.

Although he has raised more than $300M in venture capital for Flexport, Ryan also has experience bootstrapping successfully technology companies. Prior to starting Flexport, Ryan was the co-founder and CEO of ImportGenius.com, a profitable data-as-a-service business for the global shipping industry that he helped create alongside his brother David.

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