Voyager, the US-based maritime workflow management start-up, says it has raised $1.5m in new seed funding.

The fundraiser was co-led by ATX Venture Partners, Blue Bear Capital, GreenHawk Capital, and Phaze Ventures.

The new funds will be used to expand the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) network’s offerings, further acquire and expand its customer base, and grow its engineering, development, marketing and sales teams.

“Shipping bulk commodities is still a highly manual and complex process, with $360bn in ocean freight managed globally by email, phone, fax and text in a high-volume, fast-paced environment,” said Voyager co-founder and chief executive Matthew Costello.