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Selling to startups is not the same as selling to SMBs

Brex's recent decision to exit part of the SMB market was big news. In this context, we want to talk about just what an SMB is and how not all small accounts are the same.

Kenya’s Jumba bags $1M to help operators of hardware stores restock seamlessly

The construction industry in Kenya is so big that it is among the few globally that expanded amidst the COVID lockdowns of 2020. And it is not showing any signs of slowdown with the country’s data a

Fashinza, a B2B supply chain marketplace for fashion brands, raises $100M

The pandemic has majorly affected the global supply chain, with 60% of U.S. adults in an August 2021 Gallup survey saying that they’ve been unable to get a product they wanted in the past two mo

Citi backs Crowdz, a Pipe competitor that just raised $10M for its blockchain-powered invoice financing marketplace

Pipe competitor Crowdz raises $10M for its blockchain-powered invoice financing marketplace.

Reveal raises $50M to espouse the benefits of partner ecosystems

Business-to-business (B2B) companies are generating an increasing percentage of their revenue through partner ecosystems. In a 2018 Accenture survey, 76% of business leaders said that current business

Pakistan’s Zaraye, a B2B supplies platform, raises $2.1M from Tiger Global and Zayn

Obtaining raw materials is a major pain point for Pakistan’s manufacturers, who need to have multiple phone calls with suppliers while waiting for rates, say the founders of Zaraye. The startup, whi

Glow Labs raises seed round to help NFT creators reward their loyal customers

The NFT market was worth $41 billion at the end of last year — nearly as large as the conventional art market by some estimates — and it’s expected to nearly double in size by the en

The Folklore Group secures $1.7 million, launches fashion B2B e-commerce platform

Fashion e-commerce startup The Folklore Group today announced a shift from direct-to-consumer to B2B wholesale against the backdrop of a $1.7 million pre-seed funding, which the startup plans to use

A look at all 35 international fintech startups at YC’s winter 2022 Demo Day

As more banking, e-commerce and insurance startups work to improve the way business is done in emerging countries, it should come as no surprise that this winter’s Y Combinator batch is rife with re

Why these Udemy execs left to build a better Udemy

Darren Shimkus spent five years scaling Udemy, a corporate learning business, from $1 million in annual recurring revenue to $100 million. Eight months before the education company went public, though

From movies to shipping, AWS is driving Amazon’s revenue diversification

Put simply: Most of Amazon’s operating income came not from selling stuff, but instead from selling compute and storage.

Lessons from a fintech founder: Solving for C by going B2B

Solving business problems means you can better avoid the other fintech founder traps.

On a mission to be the ‘Affirm for B2B,’ Vartana secures $57M in debt, equity

While buy now, pay later startups have largely focused on the consumer, a growing group of them are now focusing on the B2B space. The premise behind that is that after all, businesses need more flexi

YC alum Dropee, a Malaysia B2B wholesale platform, lands $7M Series A

Another startup focused on SMEs in Southeast Asia has announced a funding round. Dropee, a Malaysia-based B2B wholesale platform that also offers financial services, like working capital loans, to SME

UBITS snags $25M to create ‘the Netflix for corporate training’ in LatAm

UBITS, a B2B online learning platform for upskilling employees in Latin America, has raised $25 million in funding led by Riverwood Capital. Julián Melo and Marta Forero founded UBITS in Bogota, Colo

VentureFriends raises $112M fund aimed at Southern Europe, Middle East and LatAm

Southern Europe has sometimes been seen as a little bit of a backwater in terms of venture capital funding. However, that has gradually started to change in recent years. Earlier this year Marathon Ve

Rho raises $75 million Series B for its one-stop corporate spend and cash management solution

Corporate spend and cash management company Rho today announced that it has raised a $75 million Series B funding round, alongside a redesign and rebranding.

Affirm spinout Resolve raises $25M in Insight Partners-led round to grow B2B buy now, pay later offering

Resolve, which specializes in “buy now, pay later” capabilities for B2B transactions, announced today that it has raised $25 million in equity funding. The investment comes just months after the c

MarketForce partners with Cellulant to expand in five new markets across Africa as it races to cover continent

MarketForce, a Kenyan B2B retail and financial services distribution startup, has expanded into five additional markets across Africa to grow RejaReja — its retailer “super app” that

Fundbox, a fintech focused on SMBs, raises $100M at a $1.1B valuation

Fundbox, a company that offers loans and financial products to small businesses, announced today it has raised $100 million in a Series D round at a valuation of $1.1 billion. Or more simply, the comp
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