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UPS Ventures

A big business started on a dream

Backed by $100 and youthful dreams, two Seattle teenagers ventured into a crowded parcel delivery space in 1907. Their American Messenger Service ignited a century of innovation and growth that is now United Parcel Service. Our startup status is long past but our entrepreneurial spirit endures in the form of our venture capital arm, now called UPS Ventures. For decades we’ve collaborated with early-stage companies in every imaginable niche. All have one thing in common: what they do might help fuel each of our company's growth for the next hundred years.

Our Focus

We use a wide lens to find opportunities closely aligned with our focus areas and corporate values. Then, we zero-in on companies using technology in revolutionary ways to advance business and society. We consider a range of investment options that best fit the business model and growth opportunities.

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    Healthcare and Life Sciences

    Advancing patient health while streamlining healthcare logistics

  • UPS driver with the Dubai skyline behind him carries a package for delivery.

    High Growth Global Markets

    Reducing barriers to satisfying global consumer demand

  • A stylishly-dressed woman stands in her sporting goods store. She is on her mobile phone and checks something on her laptop.

    Small-Medium Size Businesses (SMB)

    Helping SMBs compete on the big stage, quickly and affordably

  • A man sits at a modern white desk. There is a monitor in front of him and he's checking something on his phone.

    e-Commerce

    Altering a maturing technology in irresistible ways

  • Man sitting in front of two monitors in a dark room. The wall behind him features large monitors showing an elaborate digital network

    Technology-enabled Networks

    Accelerating the pace of UPS transformation and supporting R&D in Advanced Technology

How We Work

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Scope

Once we spot a good potential fit, we’ll start a conversation. We'll get to know the niche you’re in as well as your technology, leaders and vision.

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Review

If we both agree to explore further, we’ll do a more thorough analysis of your business plan, operations, leadership and other fundamentals.

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Invest

After successful due diligence, we’ll determine the type(s) and amount of investment and document the business, financial and legal terms.

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Scale

Beyond our financial investment, our portfolio companies benefit from access to UPS’s proprietary supply chain expertise and technologies.

Investment Strategies

We invest in extraordinary companies that are breaking through traditional ways of doing business. We consider a range of investment options that best fit the business model and growth opportunities.

Submit your pitch or business proposal by email to upsventures@ups.com.

Recent Investments

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Production-grade additive manufacturing

Deliv logo

A new take on same-day delivery

TuSimple logo

Advancing autonomous trucking

Peloton Technologies logo

Driving efficiency through automated truck platooning

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AI-powered robotics for logistics

Optoro Inc

Revolutionizing Returns

Contact Us

Submit your pitch or business proposal by email to upsventures@ups.com.