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Magway founder: My chess score helps me prevent burnout

Magway founder

Rupert Cruise is the co-founder and technical director at Magway, a deep tech scaleup creating a network of overground or underground pipes to move goods at high speed.

Founded in 2017 by Cruise and Phill Davies, Magway is aiming to disrupt sustainable and efficient goods delivery. It uses linear motors and automation to move goods along a network that can span a distance ranging from a few hundred meters to tens of kilometres..

It has raised over £5m in funding from friends, family and high net-worth individuals. The company says it has “generated commercial traction” and is aiming to decarbonise logistics.

Cruise has a background in designing motors for high-speed transport projects, previously founding Linear Motor Technologies, a company helping to improve the efficiency of transport systems for government agencies and private companies....