Jake McPaul, a logistics expert who helped lead Misfits sales through rapid growth during the COVID-19 pandemic, has joined Warp as director of refrigerated products in the tech company’s new Fresh Freight division center.

The company announced this on Thursday.

McPaul served as the first Director of Logistics for Misfits Market from July 2019 to May 2021, coinciding with the first year of multiple COVID shutdowns
and the rapid explosion of the company’s business. In April 2021, Misfits closed a $200 million Series C funding round before adding another $225 million in Series C-1 funding in September 2021.
His net worth at the time was over $2 billion.

Misfits sales saw a quintuple in 2020 compared to 2019, delivering more than 77 million meals to more than 400,000 customers in 2020.
In the first four months of 2021, the company reported that it exceeded the total of 2020.

McPaul left Misfits in May 2021 to join Smallhold as Vice President of Supply Chain.
At Smallhold, a mushroom producer focused on using technology and tools to deliver to consumers, restaurants and grocery stores, McPaul was tasked with building the company’s first supply chain.
This includes sourcing, packaging and design, logistics and shipping.

Prior to Misfits Market, McPaul spent over three years at Blue Apron and also worked at global logistics leader CH Robinson.

At Warp, McPaul will be responsible for leading the operations of the Fresh Freight division.
Fresh Freight is a new division of Warp and focuses on temperature-controlled transportation and drop-off solutions in the LTL market.

“Refrigerated shipping and delivery solutions have been a struggle for the last ten years I’ve been in the industry,” McPaul said. “The pandemic has made this worse.
The company strives for a quality, temperature-controlled LTL network. People were afraid to try it because it was a difficult problem to solve in all software companies.

Warp said it will combine temperature-controlled carriers with temperature-controlled warehouses and warehouses with Warp technology to manage truck uptime and increase visibility at every stage of the process. the body.

Delivery options will include direct in-store delivery to restaurants, hopping zones or direct air injections to suppliers less than a kilometer away and import from farm to factory/ output.
Warp can physically assemble products at Warp-controlled ports or quickly bundle perishable goods into trucks for delivery.

“Warp’s willingness to address issues like this and reinvent the network that can provide clients with insight into the changes that are important in today’s world is what drew me to the company,” said McPaul.
“As someone who has spent time on the side of both customers as a shipper and service provider at CH Robinson, you need to spend a little time with our team to know that you will be able to sleep well at night.
handing us over to you. the most important burden.

McPaul will be the main supplier of the world’s most perishable materials. He and his dedicated team will also focus on building a temperature-controlled LTL network across the United States, Warp said.

Warp was founded by Daniel Sokolovsky, who co-founded AxleHire with Troy Lester to digitally connect customers with middle-mile delivery capabilities – the critical link in the supply chain that makes last-mile delivery successful.
The company announced a $2.4 million seed funding round led by Bee Partners in February.

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