Pivot Freight Gets $2.8M, New CEO

Austin-based Pivot Freight, which operates an online service aimed at businesses, letting them compare shipping costs from different carriers, has raised $2.8M in a funding round, and hired a new CEO. The funding round came from Silverton Partners. As part of the funding, the company also said it has added Rob Taylor as the company's new CEO. Taylor has previously served at TrueCar and BlackLocus. Pivot Freight was part of the Techstars Austin program, where the company met Taylor.