Linc launched on Y Combinator's "Launch YC" recently!
"Email Copilot for Shippers, Carriers and Brokers"
Linc lets you instantly sync inbound emails and documents with your ERP and TMS systems
Founded by Rahul Prakash, Harsha Srijay, and Shrey Sambhwani. The team met at Duke doing robotics research, and worked together building an indoor localization startup. All former AI engineers, the founders noticed how cost-prohibitive and time-consuming traditional EDI/API integrations between trading partners are.
Their vision is to bring the benefits of direct EDI/API integrations to logistics companies of all sizes, at a fraction of the cost and implementation time. With experience building AI tools at Google, Northrop Grumman and hedge funds, they’re excited to embark on this new journey to fix logistics data communications.
HOW IT WORKS
Linc uses LLMs to automate custom data integrations for businesses. Linc's first product is an AI Copilot for logistics vendors that parses inbound (emails + documents + spreadsheets) and syncs this data with systems of record (ERPs/spreadsheets).
⌨️ The Problem
Shippers, carriers and brokers receive 1000+ emails a day that require manual data entry into their transport management (TMS) systems.
The typical (simplified) workflow between a shipper, broker, and consignee looks something like:
1️⃣ Broker receives an order from a shipper. They reach out to multiple carriers via email to negotiate fulfillment of the load.
2️⃣ After finalizing terms, the broker sends rate confirmation to the carrier.
3️⃣ Shipper signs bill of lading (BOL) when carrier picks up their load
4️⃣ Once load reaches destination, carrier gets proof of delivery (POD) from consignee
5️⃣ Carrier sends POD and invoice to broker
6️⃣ Broker sends invoice to shipper
At every step, for every load, there are multiple documents and messages exchanged via email. Furthermore, all this data needs to be recorded in a TMS, for auditing, tracking, reporting, and management. Not only that, but every single vendor has their own way of representing the same information, making manual data entry a full-time job!
Existing document understanding solutions require extensive templating, and do not have context about the vendor’s TMS. More sophisticated solutions, like EDI/API integrations, cost tens of thousands of dollars, and can take up to 6 months for even highly experienced IT teams to set up. The most common solution is to resort to hiring virtual assistants to do all the data entry, but even these VA’s are unreliable, difficult to train, and experience high churn.
Introducing Linc - the first intelligent email copilot for logistics companies.
Linc sits in your email inbox and instantly syncs order data between inbound emails and documents with your TMS records.
The algorithms enable template-free data extraction from documents like invoices, bills of lading, and rate confirmations, guaranteeing consistent 95% field-level accuracy across document types and raw text.
Setting up with Linc is as easy as downloading its Chrome extension, and letting the models do all the data transformation heavy lifting.
Check out the Demo
"Eliminate Manual Data Entry."