Fund III New Investment: Secro
Secro’s beachhead customers are physical commodity traders moving bulk raw materials across oceans. Secro’s customer are able to reduce transaction processing time from 20-30 days to couple hours, lower cost of capital by 2-3% due to risk transparency and reduce fraud, resulting in higher operational efficiency.
We’re excited to partner with Michele Sancricca and his team as they disrupt global maritime trade. Welcome to the Augment Family!
Michele Sancricca, Co-Founder and CEO of Secro:
“Disrupting the ocean trade of commodities does not only require exceptional industry expertise but also mastery of digital technologies. It has been critical to complement our strengths with Augment’s capabilities to structure and execute our first institutional round in a very challenging capital market. Above all, Sonali’s entrepreneurial acumen and passionate leadership proved to be of incredible help when restructuring our corporate setup and get us ready for global scaling. We could not have better, more competent and approachable companions in our customer-obsessed journey.”
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