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Jeff Bezos Invests in UK Freight Forwarding Startup Beacon

When it’s deliver-or-die, supply chains become the lifeblood of a company. To that end, the fashion industry has embraced technology to navigate today’s hyper-complicated supply chain, with myriad solutions shaping the first, middle and last mile. Call it Sourcing 2.0.

Beacon, a U.K.-based freight forwarding and supply chain finance company, has raised more than $15 million in a Series A funding round, with investment coming from Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and U.S. venture capital firm 8VC. The money raised will be invested in new hires, technology and market expansion. CEO Fraser Robinson and chief operating…

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