由于我们的 2020年全球企业家计划 (GEP)开始了，我们一直在回顾第二批公司在参与后的表现。今天的采访对象是Hayden Cardiff，他是GEP的创始人兼CEO。 Idelic，是2019年GEP入选的三家公司之一。Idelic 将所有的车队系统整合到一个单一的数据管理平台中，为车队经理提供了对驾驶员行为和安全操作的无与伦比的可视性。.因此，它非常适合 "携手共建安全道路 "加速器。
The companies in the consortium were really impressive. A few that stood out to us were AIG, Geotab, and Walmart. We?re in growth mode, and really focused on adding drivers and fleets. So for us, the opportunity to connect with these companies made the program extremely attractive.
当你在决定参与 "一起安全路 "GEP体验时，你是否将投资者纳入决策范围？
Yes we did. When we originally received the invitation to pitch, we had a full conversation with our Board and investors. All of them were overwhelmingly positive, and thought it was a great opportunity. After we were accepted to the program, we leveraged our participation for raising additional capital, highlighting it as momentum and traction in our pitches to investors. I?m happy to say that we just announced our $8M的A轮融资，由Origin Ventures领投，TDF Ventures、Birchmere Ventures、Bain Capital Ventures和SaaS Venture Capital参与。
Yes, Republic Services gave us an initial sponsorship, providing mentorship and feedback as well. Now, we?re in ongoing conversations with them about running a pilot program. Conversations and access to industry leaders like this are what make the GEP such an attractive accelerator. It certainly moved the needle on opportunities for us. The TSR coalition has many tier one private sector companies involved, which is unique.
You?ve grown quite a bit in the last year. Do you feel the program made an impact?
Absolutely. As a startup, we felt like it really helped us, and we had a strong year of growth as a result. We focused on nailing down new products, features, and functionality with input from TSR members. We accelerated the ability for our customers to see and understand ROI in terms of crash and claims reduction and a decrease in driver turnover. We?ve seen a 40-45% drop in those different categories with our customers, which is a very encouraging result.
Now, we?re building out our engineering and sales teams to meet increasing demand, and paving the way for the release of a mobile application focused on driver engagement and retention. Participating in TSR?s GEP definitely had a positive impact on all of this development, making introductions and building relationships for us that had a positive impact on our timeline.