7bridges:
Logistics Unleashed.

Our vision is to transform and democratise logistics, by enabling businesses of any scale to connect with their customers around the world in the most cost effective, sustainable and delightful way possible.

Our Story
Our Customers

We work with visionary, high-growth businesses from all sorts of industries.

The 7bridges platform can handle logistics operations from any industry, no matter how complex. Our use cases solve pain-points for customers in med-tech, healthcare, retail and manufacturing. Learn about some logistics transformations we have enabled for our customers and get in touch so that we can explore use-cases specific to your business.

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“Two months after starting with 7bridges, our costs were down 20%, and now we are on track for over 40% savings as we roll it out across the company.”

James Lyons, Operations Director
Ability Matters Group

“Two months after starting with 7bridges, our costs were down 20%, and now we are on track for over 40% savings as we roll it out across the company.”

James Lyons, Operations Director
Ability Matters Group

“Two months after starting with 7bridges, our costs were down 20%, and now we are on track for over 40% savings as we roll it out across the company.”

James Lyons, Operations Director
Ability Matters Group

"7bridges got us up and operating in the US market within a month. That’s fast. We’re also saving 50% to 60% on the total logistics cost of serving this new market."

Head of Operations,
Thread - European fashion startup

Leadership Team

Philip Ashton.

Founder & CEO

From a background in analysis and development in management consultancy (Oliver Wyman) and specialist logistics provision (World Courier), Philip co-founded 7bridges to apply customised AI to logistics operations. MSci Cambridge University.

Matei Beremski.

Founder & CPO

Before co-founding 7bridges, Matei worked in big data analysis and product management at BNP Paribas and IBM, specialising in supply chain analytics and sports analytics for television. MSci (Maths) Oxford University.

Ben Ede.

CTO

Ben has over 20 years experience in CTO and development roles and prior to 7bridges worked at education startup Savvy. He has also worked on contracts with institutions such as the World Bank and the United Nations. BSc Computer Science UWE Bristol.

Simon Lewis.

Head of Growth

Simon has spent over 10 years in various Sales and Operations roles, ranging from Chief of Staff at a Medtech enterprise to Commercial Director at a gin distillery start-up. He also worked as a strategy consultant at Kearney, specialising in go-to-market strategy and global transformations. MChem, Oxford University.

Our Story

7bridges was founded by Philip Ashton and Matei Beremski in 2016.

Philip had spent time working at a speciality logistics provider, and saw first-hand the challenges that companies faced with their logistics. Money and resources were being wasted consistently by organisations of all sizes and across all industries, as they attempted to wrestle their supply chains into an efficient state. He saw that the problem was systemic - but realised it was possible to create a solution.

Philip brought Matei on board, to help him realise his vision.

Matei, a long-time friend, was at IBM at the time, where he was building machine learning methods into web applications at the early days of the big data boom. Seeing the size of the opportunity and the transformative potential of a data-driven approach to logistics they decided to start 7bridges to bring a new way of thinking to the market.

Together, they built the foundations of 7bridges  - building smart technology that would offer automated, scalable and profitable logistics solutions. They were soon joined by Ben Ede; a technical entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in high-growth tech businesses.

The team has since expanded across Europe and the US, and supports customers around the world. They were most recently joined by Simon Lewis (a former customer of 7bridges) as Head of Growth in 2020.

Our Name

What’s in a name?

The company’s name is a reference to the classical maths problem ‘the seven bridges of Königsberg’, from which network analysis originated: this is the foundation upon which the 7bridges platform is built.

The town of Königsberg was known for the seven bridges connecting the islands that made it up. For a long while, villagers were convinced it was possible to visit each island without crossing back on themselves across the same bridge. They would challenge each other (often after a few pints in the local taverns!) to do it.

No one ever managed the feat, and it was eventually proven mathematically impossible by Euler, using his newly developed branch of mathematics, graph theory.

We see logistics following a similar pattern - there are many known solutions and anecdotal assertions - but in fact, you should just trust the mathematics which tells you the unequivocal answer.