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Zeaborn behind new maritime start-up investor

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.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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