eCommerce

Constructor finds $55M for tech that powers search and discovery for e-commerce businesses

One of the biggest problems in the world of e-commerce is the predicament of shopping cart abandonment: when shoppers aren’t getting to what they want fast enough — whether it’s find

Sustainable e-commerce startup Olive now ships beauty products, in addition to apparel

Earlier this year, a startup called Olive launched its new shopping site and app with the goal of making e-commerce more efficient, convenient and sustainable by offering a way for consumers to aggreg

SmarterTravel sheds HopJump name, begins a new journey with $9.5M round

SmarterTravel provides personalized travel recommendations and targeted travel content.

Sendcloud nabs $177M led by SoftBank to double down on SaaS — shipping as a service

E-commerce has undoubtedly seen a huge boost in growth in the last year and a half of COVID-19 living, with people turning to the web and apps to shop for essentials and not-so-essentials to keep thei

Zonos banks $69M to develop APIs for democratizing cross-border commerce

Zonos automatically classifies goods and calculates an accurate total landed cost on international transactions.

Logistics startup Stord raises $90M in Kleiner Perkins-led round, becomes a unicorn and acquires a company

When Kleiner Perkins led Stord’s $12.4 million Series A in 2019, its founders were in their early 20s and so passionate about their startup that they each dropped out of their respective schools to

Creative adtech is on the cusp of a revolution, and VCs should take note

Here are five reasons why VCs should consider ratcheting up their investment into adtech startups building the next generation of creative tools:

The network effect is anti-competitive

Social networks and online marketplace providers have become digital dictators with complete control over their territories.

Amazon partners with AXS to install Amazon One palm readers at entertainment venues

Amazon’s biometric scanner for retail, the Amazon One palm reader, is expanding beyond the e-commerce giant’s own stores. The company announced today it has acquired its initial third-part

Fintech startup SellersFunding raises $166.5M in equity, credit round to support e-commerce sellers

SellersFunding created a lending and financial services platform to streamline global commerce for thousands of marketplaces, including working capital, cross-border cash management and taxes.

Immi takes in $3.8M to cook up plant-based instant ramen

The funding raise comes as Immi releases a reformulation of their product this year aimed at replicating traditional instant ramen in broth taste, mouthfeel, texture and slurp ability.

Egyptian startup Capiter raises $33M to expand B2B e-commerce platform across MENA

Funding startups that help manufacturers and sellers distribute products and merchants access them on a single platform keeps increasing across Africa. Today, Cairo-based B2B e-commerce startup Capite

Commercetools raises $140M at a $1.9B valuation as ‘headless’ commerce continues to boom

E-commerce these days is now a major part of every retailer’s strategy, so technology builders and platforms that are helping them compete better on digital screens are seeing a huge boost in bu

With sales momentum, Bookshop.org looks to future in its fight with Amazon

If Gutenberg were alive today, he’d be a very busy angel investor. With book sales booming during the COVID-19 lockdowns last year, the humble written word has suddenly drawn the limelight from VCs

MaxRewards banks $3M to reveal best payment methods that reap the most rewards

MaxRewards is a digital wallet app that manages credit cards and automatically activates benefits like rewards, cashback offers and monthly credits.

Nigerian one-click checkout platform OurPass raises $1M pre-seed, wants to build ‘Fast for Africa’

We like to buy things online ranging from e-commerce stores to subscription-based sites. However, no one enjoys the hassle when you have to always re-log into different sites and stores. I mean, shopp

CookUnity whips up nationwide expansion following $47M round

CookUnity combines the ready-to-eat meal category with a chef-focused business model that provides restaurant-quality meals at home.

Printify bags $45M, led by Index, to ride the custom printing boom

The creator economy loves merch, which is great news for on-demand custom printing startups such as Latvia-based Printify — today it’s announcing a $45 million Series A round, led by Index

Beauty Pie, an online buyers’ club, picks up $100M to boost its beauty and wellness business

The beauty industry is worth some $500 billion annually, and the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a sharp rise in the proportion of sales being carried out online. Today, a London-based beauty startup is

Meet retail’s new sustainability strategy: Personalization

Reducing waste is key to meeting environmental milestones, and some retail firms have narrowed in on a unique approach to minimize what their customers throw away: personalization.
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