Shawn Shares the Story of Axle with The Logistics of Logistics
On a few episode of The Logistics of Logistics podcast, our CTO Shawn Vo sits down with Joe Lynch to discuss Axle’s story, as well as how Axle helps freight brokers.
This was a really great interview because not only did Shawn talk about Axle, but he also shared some of his background, including his time before starting the company.
For those who don’t know, Shawn’s family came to the US as Vietnamese refugees. They didn’t have any higher education and didn’t speak English, but they worked hard and were able to accomplish what many people consider the classic American Dream. His mom owned a business and his uncle also owned a grocery store, where he used to work when he was younger.
After graduating college and studying finance, economics, and entrepreneurship, Shawn spent some time in the finance world but realized that wearing a suit and tie every day wasn’t for him. He missed the creativity and “nerdiness” of coding and creating things so he moved into more of the startup world.
After spending time at two financial tech companies, he connected with B, who at the time was working as a lawyer in New York, to see if there was an opportunity to work together. Lo and behold, Axle was born! Listen to the podcast for more about Shawn’s journey and how it lead to where he is at Axle today.
Axle’s carrier payments platform allows brokers to attract and retain the best carriers by offering access to working capital and quick pay. Our suite of integrations also helps streamline freight brokers’ back office operations, including accounting and collections.