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Kehlan Kirwan Q&A: Jan van Casteren of Flexport

Irish Examiner • July 4, 2016

Kehlan Kirwan meets Jan van Casteren of Flexport, one of the world’s hottest start-ups which has raised €25m in investments. Flexport aims to disrupt the trillion-euro shipping industry involved in freight management.

Flexport Wants To Be The Uber Of The Oceans

FXStreet • June 16, 2016

A startup called Flexport has flipped this archaic industry upside down by providing free software that indexes all available carriers into a searchable database used to organize and track shipments.

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Founders / Key Team

Ryan Peterson
Ryan Peterson

Prior to starting Flexport, Ryan Petersen was a co-founder of, a competitive intelligence and market research firm that tracks U.S. ocean freight imports. He is fluent in English, Spanish, Portuguese, French and Chinese.