Welcome to Beyond the Build, a new series from Shopify, where we share stories behind the Shopify ecosystem, a platform where founders, developers, and innovators come to build for more than 1.7 million merchants worldwide.
On the show today, we have Laura Behrens-Wu, the co-founder and CEO of Shippo. Shippo is a multi-carrier shipping API and web app that enables ecommerce businesses, marketplaces, and platforms to connect to multiple shipping carriers. Today, Shippo has grown to over 150 employees and over 110,000 customers, is valued at over $495 million, and just recently raised $45 million in funding.
In this interview, Behrens-Wu shares how they built Shippo.
Building Shippo out of an ecommerce afterthought
Fatima: It’s been a huge week for Shippo, with the special announcement just being released. Tell us more about that.
Laura:That's right. It's very timely to be on this show this week. On Tuesday we announced a new round of financing. We raised another $45 million and we’re valued at half a …