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YC-backed LemonBox raises $2.5M bringing vitamins to Chinese millennials

YC-backed LemonBox raises .5M bringing vitamins to Chinese millennials Like many overseas Chinese, Derek Weng gets shopping requests from his family and friends whenever he returns to China. Some of the most wanted imported products are maternity items, cosmetics, and vitamin supplements. Many in China still uphold the belief that “imported products […]

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Walmart+ takes on Prime by dropping $35 minimum on Walmart.com purchases

Walmart+ takes on Prime by dropping minimum on Walmart.com purchases Walmart+, the retailer’s lower cost alternative to Amazon Prime offering same-day delivery of groceries and other items, is making its service more appealing with today’s launch of a new perk. The company says that starting on Friday, December 4, it will remove […]

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Who’s building the grocery store of the future?

Who’s building the grocery store of the future? Christopher Wan Contributor Share on Twitter Chris is a venture fellow at Bessemer Venture Partners and a JD/MBA candidate at Stanford University who writes a weekly newsletter about tech, policy and business strategy. The future of grocery stores will be a win-win for both […]

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Ankorstore raises $29.9 million for its wholesale marketplace

Ankorstore raises .9 million for its wholesale marketplace French startup Ankorstore has raised a $29.9 million Series A round (€25 million) with Index Ventures leading the round. Existing investors GFC, Alven and Aglaé are also participating. Ankorstore is building a wholesale marketplace that connects independent shop owners with brands selling household supplies, […]

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China’s tech firms rush to deliver solutions for grocery shopping

China’s tech firms rush to deliver solutions for grocery shopping Nearly all of China’s largest internet firms have established a presence in online grocery. Just this week, news arrived that Alibaba co-led the $196 million C3 funding round of Nice Tuan, the two-year-old grocery group-buying firm’s fourth round year to date. People […]

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Black Friday on track for $8.9B+ in online sales as shoppers stay away from brick-and-mortar stores

Black Friday on track for .9B+ in online sales as shoppers stay away from brick-and-mortar stores Black Friday — the day that launched 1,000 other shopping holidays — may have lost its place as the “start” of the Christmas shopping season by now (it gets bigger and earlier with each passing year). […]

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Bigblue wants to automate e-commerce fulfillment in Europe

Bigblue wants to automate e-commerce fulfillment in Europe Meet Bigblue, a French startup that just raised a $3.6 million seed round (€3 million) to build an end-to-end fulfillment solution in Europe. If you sell products on your own website and across multiple marketplaces, you can use Bigblue to handle everything that happens […]

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Amazon expands IP Accelerator to Europe after US SMBs register 6,000 trademarks

Amazon expands IP Accelerator to Europe after US SMBs register 6,000 trademarks As we head into the biggest shopping period of the year — which this year may well have an even stronger online component than usual because of Covid-19 — Amazon has launched its latest effort to combat the sale of […]

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Cure Hydration raises $2.6M for its healthy sports drink alternative

Cure Hydration raises .6M for its healthy sports drink alternative Cure Hydration is announcing that it has raised $2.6 million in seed funding as it brings a healthier approach to the sports beverage market. Founder and CEO Lauren Picasso, whose past roles include serving as director of marketing at Jet.com, told me […]

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Restaurant search engine FoodBoss adds support for direct delivery from restaurants

Restaurant search engine FoodBoss adds support for direct delivery from restaurants FoodBoss aims to be something like Kayak for online food ordering — the place where you can search across different service and apps to find the lowest prices and fastest delivery times. One limitation, however, is the fact that the service […]

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