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NEW YORK CITY -  Bond, an e-commerce technology firmthat focuses on last-mile delivery, is taking a page out of thebook of co-working firm WeWork. The New York City-based start-upscouts out underutilized commercial space in dense city areas toestablish "tiny warehouses" for last-mile delivery and is plottingan expansion in New York and two Northeast cities.

Recently, Bond raised $15 millionin a funding round to complete its technology infrastructure forthe launch of three mobile applications to support the new servicetargeted toward online retailers, open "tiny warehouses," which thecompany calls Nano Distribution Centers and to expand to twoadditional cities.  Bond plans to open six more NDCs inthe New York metro area by March, as well as dozens more throughoutthe year as it expands into two additional cities by the thirdquarter of 2020.

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Mariah Brown

Mariah Brown is the New York Bureau Chief and Real Estate Reporter for GlobeSt.com, covering the New York Metro area, Northeast region and national real estate trends. She is responsible for producing multi-media content, including articles, podcasts and video. Before joining the GlobeSt team, she served as a New York Times fellow, reported for the Associated Press in New York and Philadelphia and several other New York City-based outlets.