VersaFleet started as a side project for founder and CEO Shamir Rahim, who was determined to automate logistics planning for his family’s business.
It took off, much to his surprise, and grew rapidly. The transport management start-up systemises logistics operations in real-time, seamlessly managing driver routes, monitoring delivery statuses and scheduling thousands of jobs instantly. The team made it to the top 3 at the recent Coca-Cola The Bridge Challenge, and won the Smart Logistics category.
In between ploughing through 100-hour work weeks at his start-up, Rahim is dad to three young boys and serves the community in various capacities. The president of the Singapore Malay Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Board of Directors is also a member of the Singapore Business Federation Council and its Digitalisation Issues Committee.
A trained molecular biologist, he compares his entrepreneurial inclination to a “strange addiction”. “It’s like an urge to pick up a brush and paint,” he muses. “I spent many years in medical technology, but it was always a matter of time before I incorporated my first company. In fact, my family’s first reaction when I announced it was, ‘Finally!’”