Workers moving boxes in warehouse.
Image from Zipline Logistics Website

It’s been a hectic 12 months for Zipline Logistics. The Columbus, Ohio-based logistics solutions provider exclusively serves consumer brands at a time when fewer than 30% of CPG leaders feel prepared to address changing consumer behaviors. During the Covid-19 crisis, these leaders have increasingly turned to Zipline. …

Construction project site and construction workers on their devices.
Construction projects, like the ones above, are currently using LinkedField’s solutions.

Heartland Ventures recently invested in construction tech startup LinkedField. Why?

Eighty percent of construction firms report difficulty in filling open positions. Finding well-trained workers has continued to be a problem during Covid and the ensuing recession, indicating that this is a long-term economic problem and not one easily solved by…

Essential worker wearing the FUSE in order to stay safe while on the job.
An essential worker wearing the FUSE in order to stay safe while on the job.

In 2018, Heartland Ventures invested in StrongArm Technologies, a worker safety platform. Why?

Industrial Athletes & Worker Safety — Protecting Essential Workers

There are 1.16 billion industrial workers in the world. They work in places like power plants, distribution centers, and construction sites to keep our lights on, pantries stocked…

Pictured from left to right are the CEOs of Workstream, Kea and StrongArm Tech at Heartland Ventures Annual Meeting: Desmond Lim, Adam Ahmad and Sean Petterson.

As we all know, Covid19 doesn’t discriminate. Pandemic-related shutdowns created the same challenges for Heartland portfolio companies as they have for all businesses: safety concerns, demand reductions, an inability to meet with customers and partners face-to-face…the list goes on.

At a time like this it, of course, helps to be…

Conor McGuinness

Partner at Heartland Ventures

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