Zeaborn, the very fast growing German shipowner, is one of three investors in a new maritime tech investor. Based in Hamburg, TecPier launches today with the backing of BitStone Capital and Inno Real alongside Zeaborn, with the aim of investing internationally in pre-seed and seed financial rounds of maritime start-ups.
“The shipping industry is one of the last global multi-billion dollar industries with relatively low levels of digitization,” the new company stated in a release today.
“We have already identified more than 150 maritime startups and interviewed various founders. We see great potential for the shipping industry, especially in the fields of energy efficiency, online marketplaces and digital process optimization in the coming years,”- commented founding partner, Johannes Winkler.