The Rainmakers

For our 2020 Rainmakers, success isn’t just about fame and fortune. It’s about making a contribution to the logistics field and advancing the profession.

In 2014, Matt Elenjickal saw that need and founded FourKites Inc., which uses machine learning and specialized algorithms to analyze data from its network of more than 4 million global positioning system (GPS) and electronic logging device (ELD) platforms. Prior to founding FourKites, Elenjickal had worked at Oracle Corp., i2 Technologies, and JDA Software Group (now known as Blue Yonder).

That startup has grown into an enterprise that now maintains offices in Chicago and Chennai, India, and whose client base includes Fortune 500 companies and third-party logistics service providers (3PLs) across 70 countries. It has received venture capital backing from Bain Capital, August Capital, and Hyde Park Venture Partners.

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