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Jun 01, 2020 - The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (London)

AMAZON founder Jeff Bezos has backed a British freight logistics firm in a £12m fundraising.

The 56-year-old tycoon joined other investors in London-based Beacon.

The deal will be ann- ounced today, with Silicon Valley venture capital firm 8VC also taking part. Other backers include former Google boss Eric Schmidt and Uber founder Travis Kalanick.

The company is a freight forwarder', organising freight movement but using agents to physically transport goods. Its bosses include...