Vienna-based digital e-commerce fulfillment platform Byrd has raised $56M

Byrd, a digital ecommerce fulfillment platform based in Vienna, has raised $56 Million in funding to allow ecommerce retailers to deliver next-day to European consumers.

The round was led by Cambridge Capital, with participation from Speedinvest, Mouro Capital, Elevator Ventures and other existing shareholders.

The logistics startup had raised €16 million in funding last year in July. The Series C round brings to $75 million the total amount of investment made in the past 10 months.

The new funds will be used to strengthen the company’s presence in existing markets by expanding the local teams and will allow Byrd to launch in Sweden, Denmark, and Poland later this year.

The platform currently serves the U.K. France, Germany and the Netherlands. It recently opened new warehouses in Italy and Spain.

Byrd also plans to launch support for Amazon’s Seller Fulfilled Prime programme, allowing it to tap into the large market of Amazon sellers who are looking for an alternative to FBA.

Founded in 2016 by Alexander Leichter, Sebastian Mach, and Petra Dobrocka, the startup operates a virtual network to provide order fulfillment services to online retailers across Europe.

The software is used by warehouse partners and integrates seamlessly with e-commerce platforms such as Shopify or Amazon.

The startup will face intense competition from the likes of Berlin-based Forto which raised huge funding of $250 million and almost doubled its valuation to $2.1 billion to become a unicorn and London’s real-time overview of supply chain software provider Zencargo which raised £30 million last year.

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