From Seattle startup to $72 billion, we have a long history of investing in the future.
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.
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.
Advancing patient health while streamlining healthcare logistics
Reducing barriers to satisfying global consumer demand
Helping SMBs compete on the big stage, quickly and affordably
Altering a maturing technology in irresistible ways
Accelerating the pace of UPS transformation and supporting R&D in Advanced Technology
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.
If we both agree to explore further, we’ll do a more thorough analysis of your business plan, operations, leadership and other fundamentals.
After successful due diligence, we’ll determine the type(s) and amount of investment and document the business, financial and legal terms.
Beyond our financial investment, our portfolio companies benefit from access to UPS’s proprietary supply chain expertise and technologies.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.