Founders of Elevator Space

Elevator Raises $1.7 million Seed Round from Nebraska Investors to Bring Co-Warehousing to the Midwest

Omaha, NE, July 13, 2022 | Elevator, a co-warehousing startup, announced its seed round of $1.7 million to launch its first location. Participants of the raise include Black Dog Ventures, Nelnet, and the Nebraska Angels. Elevator raised capital to renovate their space, develop logistical capabilities, and grow its team. Elevator was co-founded by Shannon and Emiliano Lerda.

business | 2022-11-01

Elevator is a modern concept in warehousing that combines the best parts of co-working with warehousing to serve entrepreneurs that sell physical goods. The company offers warehousing space and private offices in monthly memberships. Members can access logistics support, daily carrier pick-ups, on-demand labor, warehouse equipment, and much more.

Elevator secured a 56,000 square feet building in downtown Omaha. The space is parceled into 75 warehouse units ranging from 80 to 1,300 square feet, 17 office spaces, and also includes a training room, kitchen and break room, conference room, and photo studio. Located in Omaha’s Old Market District, the company’s first location attracts e-commerce and small businesses to a collaborative working environment.

Co-founder, Shannon Lerda, was an e-commerce entrepreneur herself. “Co-warehousing fills a need for small and medium e-commerce companies. As a former e-commerce entrepreneur, I understand the challenges these companies are facing. I am inspired by their stories of perseverance and want to provide the support and resources they need to elevate their business,“ she said.