Modern Warehouse Startup Saltbox Opens First Location in Denver
Serving as the “coworking” equivalent for digital commerce companies, Saltbox, the modern warehouse company, has expanded to the Denver market to offer its unique logistics enablement solution to small and medium-sized businesses. Located at 4800 Dahlia St. in the Park Hill neighborhood, Saltbox’s Denver space will offer over 102,000 square feet, including more than 125 flexible warehouse and office suites. As the companies largest location to date, it will also offer members the use of conference rooms, access to loading docks and top-of-the-line photo studios for local entrepreneurs, flexible storage, and on-demand support staff, expertly trained in shipping and fulfillment operations.
“Saltbox is excited to open our fifth and largest location in Denver, a city that has become a hotbed for tech innovation and entrepreneurship for creative startups and direct-to-consumer companies,” said Saltbox CEO and Co-Founder Tyler Scriven. “As the e-commerce and tech economy proliferates across the city, Saltbox looks forward to providing Denver entrepreneurs and business owners access to our logistic, fulfillment and flexible work solutions to fuel business growth and creativity.”
Created by Co-Founders Tyler Scriven, Maxwell Bonnie and Paul D’Arrigo, Saltbox opened its first facility in Atlanta in November 2019. The 27,000-square-foot location, in Atlanta’s Upper Westside, saw high demand from small businesses seeking a purpose-built co-warehousing solution that offers flexible workspaces, a range of integrated logistics services, and all of the modern amenities and conveniences that companies of all sizes have come to expect. In March, Saltbox opened its second location, a 66,000-square-foot facility in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex region and its first Saltbox Fulfillment hub looking to bring a human touch to fulfillment that is often impersonal and distant. In August, Saltbox opened its third location in Seattle to serve the area’s direct-to-consumer companies and creative entrepreneurs. The 31,000-square-foot facility is located in Seattle’s South of Downtown (SoDo) neighborhood. And last month, the modern warehouse company unveiled its new 45,000 square-foot facility in the Los Angeles area, in Torrance, CA.
Of Saltbox’s nearly 150 members across its three locations, more than 70 percent are e-commerce companies that sell physical goods directly to consumers. These entrepreneurs range in a variety of industries including fashion and apparel, health and beauty, home goods, and resale as well as tech in the hardware and services sectors. Half of Saltbox member businesses are led by women or people of color.
In April, Saltbox announced it had completed a $10.6 million Series A round of financing to accelerate the company’s U.S. expansion of its flex-warehouses, co-working spaces and proprietary logistics enablement solutions. Led by Playground Global, the Series A round also included XYZ Venture Capital, and Wilshire Lane Partners, bringing Saltbox’s total funding since inception to $16 million.
Saltbox plans to open several more locations across the U.S. in 2022, serving entrepreneurs in major metropolitan cities.
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