eCommerce

  • Dear startups, focus on the steak, not the sizzle Crunch Network

    Dear startups, focus on the steak, not the sizzle

    We are once again learning the old lesson that if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it probably shouldn’t get a SaaS multiple. Read More

  • Starting the food crisis conversation Crunch Network

    Starting the food crisis conversation

    What does the future of food look like? Former Vice President Al Gore and 40 entrepreneurs and CEOs in the food industry recently convened in London to try to answer just that. Read More

  • Amazon will reportedly soon sell its own private-label groceries

    Amazon will reportedly soon sell its own private-label groceries

    Amazon will soon roll out its own private-label brands of common household items like coffee, diapers, and other perishable groceries, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal. The offerings will consist of perishable goods like baby food, tea, coffee, spices, and non-perishables like laundry detergent. These products will live under brand names like Happy Belly, Wickedly Prime… Read More

  • The future is the trust economy Crunch Network

    The future is the trust economy

    As we get into cars with complete strangers, sleep in the beds of people we’ve never met and lend money to others on the other side of the world, a powerful new currency is emerging — and it’s based on trust. What’s striking about the shared economy is not the technology that has made it possible, but the vast changes it has triggered in society. Read More

  • Klarna and Modo announce a new strategic partnership at Money20/20 Europe

    Klarna and Modo announce a new strategic partnership at Money20/20 Europe

    Unicorn eCommerce startup Klarna and digital payments startup Modo announced a new strategic partnership this morning at Money20/20 Europe. Under the terms of this new partnership Modo will provide Klarna with its Digital Payments Hub product to speed up implementation of Klarna’s checkout solution for their worldwide e-retail partners. Read More

  • Find runway fashions with these apps

    Spring is here, which means it’s time to put away those coats and get out those dresses. But is your wardrobe still in style? Fashionistas, take note. These apps will help you find the latest styles. Moda Operandi Straight from fashion week, Moda Operandi makes it easy to shop the runway on its iPhone app. The team compiles the outfits seen at the shows and makes it easy to preorder… Read More

  • Meet the foxes behind LA’s latest startup gem Crunch Network

    Meet the foxes behind LA’s latest startup gem

    Scrolling through the @shopboxfox Instagram account is enough to notice the clean-cut aesthetic: feminine, driven, artistic. However, the ladies behind LA’s BOXFOX, Chelsea Moore, Sabena Suri and Jenni Olivero, are channeling much more than their social media accounts let on; they are enhancing strategy and technology to make one of life’s favorite moments, gift giving, easier and… Read More

  • CustomInk Acquires Represent, A Custom Merchandise Marketplace for Influencers

    CustomInk Acquires Represent, A Custom Merchandise Marketplace for Influencers

    CustomInk, a leading player in the online custom apparel space, has announced it is acquiring Represent, a Los Angeles-based social commerce startup. Sources close to the acquisition tell us the price tag was approaching $100 million, with it being a cash and stock deal. Founded in 2014 by Bryan Baum, Andrej Pancik, and Leo Seigal, Represent is similar to CustomInk in that it lets anyone… Read More

  • New SAP Tool Aims To Fuse Content and Community With eCommerce

    New SAP Tool Aims To Fuse Content and Community With eCommerce

    It’s often said that content is king, but in a typical marketing department you have a hodgepodge of content. That could include carefully-crafted web copy, blog entries and FAQs along with user-generated ratings and reviews. For many companies, at least some of this content is spread out across the site without any real connection between the product pages and the content that… Read More

  • Pinkoi, A Marketplace For Independent Designers In Asia, Raises $9M And Launches English Site

    Pinkoi, A Marketplace For Independent Designers In Asia, Raises $9M And Launches English Site

    When I moved to Taiwan in 2007, I was struck by the large number of independent designers in the city—and how hard it was to find them. Most only sold at weekend craft markets and their online presences were scattered across different blogging platforms and social media sites. In just four years, however, Pinkoi has dramatically changed that, serving not only as an e-commerce platform… Read More

  • The Green Rush: Finding Tech Business Opportunities Within The Cannabis Sector Crunch Network

    The Green Rush: Finding Tech Business Opportunities Within The Cannabis Sector

    Cannabis, marijuana, pot, weed, ganja, Mary Jane, doobage. Whatever you call it, it has taken center stage in the world of investment. It’s getting the 15 minutes of fame it rightfully deserves, and it’s getting it right now. Traditionally, whenever anyone mentioned the words “cannabis” and “entrepreneur” together in one sentence, it meant one thing… Read More

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