The startup, specialized in last-mile sustainable urban logistics solutions for the food sector, has received the first investment of the new fund of the manager Global Social Impact Investments (GSIF), focused on direct investment in unlisted Spanish companies with a high social and environmental impact.
Ángel Sánchez, CEO of Revoolt, highlights that his company “It is one of the few in the sector that, since its inception, seeks to generate a positive impact in those cities and neighborhoods where it operates. It has a multimodal fleet of 100% zero-emission vehicles, its own staff and proprietary software that enables last-mile delivery to be digitized and optimized.”
Startup with social and environmental impact
In this way, the startup has already managed to eliminate the carbon footprint in the deliveries it makes for companies such as Alcampo, Carrefour, Simply, Wetaca or Veritas. Specifically, it has avoided the emission of 12.69 tons of CO2 in the last year.
“At Revoolt we have more than 100 of our own employees on staff, spread over the 14 Spanish cities in which we are currently operating. Since our beginnings, we have maintained an inclusive work ethic policy -which also reaches disadvantaged and vulnerable groups-, offering possibilities of access to decent and stable jobs, with training and promotion opportunities”Sanchez explains.
Over the last year, Revoolt has continued its national expansion and undertaken various initiatives for the transformation and digitization of traditional delivery, such as the creation of urban microhubs; agreements with shopping centers for ultra-fast home deliveries; or the launch of Fresh Now, a free app so that neighborhood businesses can make online sales. It has thus promoted local e-commerce, in a sustainable way, without commissions, with non-polluting deliveries and favoring job creation.
“Now, with the entry of GSIF into the project, we will be able to continue revolutionizing the last-mile market with sustainable solutions from a social and environmental point of view.”, indicates Sanchez.
Specifically, the company has two clear objectives for the next 24 months: to consolidate itself as the number one option in logistics for last mile feeding, generating more than 1,000 new jobs along the way, and converting FreshNow into the reference food Marketplace that will allow local businesses to revitalize neighborhoods and promote their entry into the new digital age.
For her part, María Ángeles León, founder of Global Social Impact, adds: “Throughout these years we have been able to verify that in Spain there are many small and medium-sized companies with a great social vocation. The objective of GSIF Spain is to support the development of its economic models, while increasing its social and environmental impact. We believe that economic, environmental and social sustainability are linked, and we look for companies that demonstrate that this is possible”.