eCommerce

  • ThredUP launches Stitch Fix competitor for try-before-you-buy clothes

    ThredUP launches Stitch Fix competitor for try-before-you-buy clothes

    Consignment startup thredUP is launching Goody Boxes, for people who want to try on clothes at home before making purchases. Customers will be able to order on-demand shipments, with personalized items sent to their home. If it sounds familiar, it’s because Stitch Fix, Le Tote, Trunk Club and others have similar offerings. ThredUP hopes to differentiate itself with lower cost… Read More

  • India’s Vahdam Teas raises $1.4M to bring fresher tea to your door faster

    India’s Vahdam Teas raises $1.4M to bring fresher tea to your door faster

    Vahdam Teas, an e-commerce that’s focused on selling the freshest brews on the planet, has closed a Series A funding round worth $1.4 million to grow its business. The funding was led by new backers Fireside Venture, Mumbai Angels, Singapore Angel Network and undisclosed existing investors. The two-year-old company previously raised a $500,000 seed round from angels in January of… Read More

  • Babierge might just be the answer to your baby gear travel nightmares

    Babierge might just be the answer to your baby gear travel nightmares

    Traveling with a baby for the holidays? First you’ve got your own gear to worry about, then a stroller, something for the baby to sleep in, a baby carrier, toys, snacks, a diaper bag, possibly a car seat and whatever else the plane might allow you to shove into the overhead compartment or check at the gate. Then you’ve got to soothe and entertain the little one. the struggle. is. real. Read More

  • Burrow raises $4.3M for its modular sofa

    Burrow raises $4.3M for its modular sofa

    Burrow, a startup bringing a Casper-style approach to manufacturing and delivering sofas, is announcing that it has raised $4.3 million in seed funding. This might not sound like the most obvious area for a startup to tackle — unless you’ve had the experience of trying to carry a couch up a twisty flight of stairs, or attempting to squeeze it through a narrow… Read More

  • Prose raises $5.2 million for custom shampoo

    Prose raises $5.2 million for custom shampoo

    Whether your hair is straight, curly, color-treated or oily, the texture is unique. And a newly launched startup called Prose thinks your hair products should be, too. Prose is working with hair salons and stylists to build custom formulations for clientele. They’ll not only take into account a person’s hair type but whether their city has pollution, wind or humidity. Prose will… Read More

  • French peer-to-peer payment app Lydia adds Apple Pay support

    French peer-to-peer payment app Lydia adds Apple Pay support

    A peer-to-peer payment app that works similarly to Venmo from startup Lydia in France now works with Apple Pay (a feature originally announced in July), making it possible to spend your balance from the app wherever MasterCard and Apple Pay are accepted. It’s a neat use of Apple Pay to make it possible to do mobile payments without requiring that a user have a credit card – and it… Read More

  • GM launches Marketplace for in-car shopping and reservations

    GM launches Marketplace for in-car shopping and reservations

    GM is making it possible to shop right from your vehicle’s infotainment system, while on the go. The carmaker is pushing out an update for model year 2017 and later vehicles, which will go out to all cars even if the owner doesn’t have a paid in-car Wi-Fi data subscription, that adds ‘Marketplace,’ a new kind of commerce platform. Marketplace is already rolling out… Read More

  • Flowspace is AWS for warehouses

    Flowspace is AWS for warehouses

    Got too much internet traffic? Get servers on demand from Amazon Web Services. Got too many pallets of physical goods? Well now you can get on-demand warehousing from Flowspace. The startup aims to become the next critical logistics service by making atoms as easy to store and ship as bits. Read More

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