- The World Economic Forum announced its selection of 100 of the most promising Technology Pioneers of 2020, who are shaping industries from agriculture to healthcare while also working on sustainability issues and much more.
- Many Technology Pioneers are also using their tech to support COVID-19 responses around the world.
- Shippo, which offers e-commerce businesses everything that they need for competitive shipping in a single platform, made it to the selection for its contributions in the field of e-commerce shipping, logistics, and operations.
- The full list of recognized Technology Pioneers can be viewed here.
San Francisco, 16 June, 2020 – Shippo, the leading shipping platform for growing e-commerce businesses, was selected among hundreds of candidates as one of the World Economic Forum’s “Technology Pioneers”. Shippo was co-founded by CEO Laura Behrens Wu and President Simon Kreuz, who saw opportunities to help businesses better connect with their customers after experiencing the challenges of shipping first hand with their own e-commerce business.
The World Economic Forum’s Technology Pioneers are early to growth-stage companies from around the world that are involved in the design, development and deployment of new technologies and innovations, and are poised to have a significant impact on business and society. Technology Pioneers community is an integral part of the larger Global Innovators community of start-ups at the World Economic Forum.
Following its selection as Technology Pioneer, CEO Laura Behrens Wu will be invited to participate at World Economic Forum activities, events and discussions throughout the year. Shippo will also contribute to Forum initiatives over the next two years, working with policymakers and private sector leaders to help define the global agenda on key issues.
“We’re excited to welcome Shippo to our 20th cohort of Technology Pioneers,” says Susan Nesbitt, Head of the Global Innovators Community, World Economic Forum. “Shippo and its fellow pioneers are developing cutting edge technologies all over the world. Beyond their innovations, these firms are contributing greatly to improving the state of the world.”
“We are extremely excited to be recognized as a pioneer by the World Economic Forum,” said Shippo CEO and Co-Founder Laura Behrens Wu. “It acknowledges our efforts in helping to level the playing field for both businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs to compete in today’s growing online space. We look forward to contributing to further Forum discussions on this subject.”
This year’s cohort selection marks the 20th anniversary of the Tech Pioneers community. Throughout its 20-year run, many Technology Pioneers have continuously contributed to advancement in their industries while some have even gone on to become household names. Past recipients include Airbnb, Google, Kickstarter, Mozilla, Palantir Technologies, Spotify, TransferWise, Twitter and Wikimedia.
2020 Tech Pioneer firms are shaping the future by advancing technologies such as AI, IoT, robotics, blockchain, biotechnology and many more. The diversity of these companies extends to their leadership as well, as over 25% of 2020 Tech Pioneers are female led. The firms also come from regions all around the world, extending their community far beyond Silicon Valley. The full list of Technology Pioneers can be found here.
Technology Pioneers have been selected based on the community’s selection criteria, which includes innovation, impact and leadership as well as the company’s relevance with the World Economic Forum’s Platforms.
All info on this year’s Technology Pioneers can be found here: http://wef.ch/techpioneers20
More information on past winners, information on the community and the application link can be found here.
About Shippo: Founded in 2013, Shippo provides a leading shipping platform designed for growing e-commerce businesses, and connects seamlessly to e-commerce platforms, marketplaces and warehouses. The company helps more than 50,000 businesses get real-time shipping rates, print labels, automate international paperwork, track packages, facilitate returns and more. Shippo’s multi-carrier platform provides access to 58+ carriers and helps businesses navigate the complexities of shipping so that they can achieve their highest potential. To date, the company has helped businesses ship more than 150 million packages. To learn more, visit goshippo.com.
About World Economic Forum: The World Economic Forum, committed to improving the state of the world, is the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation. The Forum engages the foremost political, business and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas. (www.weforum.org).
About the Global Innovators:
The Global Innovators Community is a group of the world’s most promising start-ups and scale-ups that are at the forefront of technological and business model innovation. The World Economic Forum provides the Global Innovators Community with a platform to engage with public- and private-sector leaders and to contribute new solutions to overcome current crises and build future resiliency.
Companies who are invited to become Global Innovators will engage with one or more of the Forum’s Platforms, as relevant, to help define the global agenda on key issues.