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Dan Lewis started Convoy in 2015 in an established industry dominated by several legacy companies. Now worth $3.8 billion, the company is a leader in bringing digital services to trucking and freight. We are delighted to have it on TechCrunch Live this week, with Chris Howard, founding partner of Fuel Capital, which invested in the Convoy funding round.

As you will hear, in 2014 and 2015 freight was ready to be reinvented. Uber was becoming a verb, and the trucking industry needed a digital solution to connect different parts of the industry. The convoy was launched at the right time, CEO Chris Howard told me. Starting in 2014, wireless carriers began offering free smartphones, and once truckers got their hands on these devices, the industry quickly began to change.

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Originally, Arianna Huffington and legendary investor Mamoon Hamid were going to talk about the importance of employee wellbeing. But there was a family emergency, and we wish everyone the best.

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