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Trouva, an online marketplace for independent boutiques, raises $22M

Trouva, an online marketplace for independent boutiques, raises M Amazon helped pioneer and now dominates the online marketplace business model, where a variety of merchants post items for sale on its platform for billions of consumers to discover and buy them. Today, a London startup that’s taken that idea but is applying […]

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Lookiero closes $19M led by MMC Ventures to be the Stitch Fix for Europe

Lookiero closes M led by MMC Ventures to be the Stitch Fix for Europe Lookiero, the online personal shopping service for clothes and accessories, has closed a $19 million funding round led by London-based VC MMC Ventures with support from existing investor All Iron Ventures, and new investors Bonsai Partners, 10x and […]

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Amazon is acquiring 49% stake in India’s Future Coupons

Amazon is acquiring 49% stake in India’s Future Coupons Amazon, which has invested over $6 billion in India’s growing internet market, just invested a little more to expand its foothold in the the world’s second largest internet market. The U.S. e-commerce giant has acquired a 49% stake in Future Coupons, a group […]

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Retail role play

Retail role play Joe Apprendi Contributor Joe Apprendi is a general partner at Revel Partners. More posts by this contributor Taxing your privacy The new era in mobile Retailers and brands have both seen a tremendous shift in traditional retail dynamics, with merchants and marketplaces increasingly ceding control of the online and in-store […]

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DHL brings Africa eShop to 20 countries in a competitive nod to Jumia

DHL brings Africa eShop to 20 countries in a competitive nod to Jumia DHL is expanding its DHL Africa eShop business to 9 additional markets, upping the presence of the global shipping company’s e-commerce platform to 20 African countries. DHL went live with the digital retail app in April, bringing more than […]

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It’s the golden age of traditional retail, not its end days

It’s the golden age of traditional retail, not its end days A lot of people that will say that traditional retail is dying. They’ll point to the rising prominence of e-commerce, which accounts for under 10% of total retail in the U.S. and a whopping 15% or more of total retail in […]

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China’s JD.com teams up with Intel to develop ‘smart’ retail experiences

China’s JD.com teams up with Intel to develop ‘smart’ retail experiences Months after it landed a major $550 million investment from Google, China’s JD.com — the country’s second highest-profile investor behind Alibaba — has teamed up with another U.S. tech giant: Intel. JD and Intel said today that they will set up […]

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Mercaux bags $4.5M to help bricks-and-mortar retail tool up to sell more

Mercaux bags .5M to help bricks-and-mortar retail tool up to sell more Retail tech SaaS platform Mercaux has closed a £3.5 million (~$4.5M) Series A funding round led by European VC fund Nauta Capital.  The 2013 founded London-based startup sells software for retailers to tap into digital capabilities in their physical retail stores — […]

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FabFitFun revenue surpasses $200 million in revenue as it hits million customer milestone

FabFitFun revenue surpasses 0 million in revenue as it hits million customer milestone At least one million people will be receiving the next FabFitFun box as the Los Angeles company surpasses $200 million in revenue and continues its run as one of the startups to watch in the Los Angeles tech community.  […]

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MallforAfrica and DHL launch MarketPlace Africa global e-commerce site

MallforAfrica and DHL launch MarketPlace Africa global e-commerce site Jake Bright Contributor Jake Bright is a writer and author in New York City. He is co-author of The Next Africa. More posts by this contributor Nigerian logistics startup Kobo360 accepted into YC, raises $1.2 million Breaking down France’s new $76M Africa startup […]

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