eCommerce

  • Tylko bags $3.1M to size up a bespoke furniture business

    Tylko bags $3.1M to size up a bespoke furniture business

    Bespoke shelves can sell themselves, given enough attention to design detail. That’s the conviction driving Warsaw-based Tylko, which just closed a €3 million (~$3.1 million) Series A round aiming to step up its app-based custom flat-pack furniture business with additional marketing muscle. Read More

  • Hubble raises $16.5 million to deliver affordable daily contact lenses

    Hubble raises $16.5 million to deliver affordable daily contact lenses

    A subscription commerce startup that sells its own brand of daily disposable contact lenses, Hubble, has raised $16.5 million in a new round of venture funding just five months after having launched its service publicly. One might say the deal happened in the blink of an eye for the startup, which is incorporated as Vision Path Inc. Co-founded by Ben Cogan and Jesse Horwitz, Hubble sells… Read More

  • HowGood raises $4.2 million to guide shoppers to products that match their values

    HowGood raises $4.2 million to guide shoppers to products that match their values

    Millennial consumers care about the sustainability of what they buy more than any other generation that came before them. This point is illustrated in studies from Pew Research, Clemson University and Nielsen, to name a few. Now, a New York-based consumer data company called HowGood has raised $4.2 million in a Series A round of venture funding to help retailers answer every question these… Read More

  • Sun Basket cooks up another $15 million for gluten-free and paleo meal kits

    Sun Basket cooks up another $15 million for gluten-free and paleo meal kits

    Meal kit delivery startups are nothing new. They send pre-measured ingredients in an insulated package right to a subscriber’s door, and promise to alleviate the inconvenience of grocery trips. One company in this burgeoning channel of food retail, Sun Basket, has just raised $15 million in a Series C round of venture funding to put a health-conscious twist on the meal kit. Read More

  • The Warby Parker of hair color, Madison Reed, scores new funding and a CMO

    The Warby Parker of hair color, Madison Reed, scores new funding and a CMO

    Hair color startup Madison Reed is on a tear. Over the past year, the San Francisco-based company quietly raised $13 million in new venture funding, landed its products on the television shopping network QVC, launched a chatbot, and opened a New York City storefront called the Madison Reed Color Bar. Such efforts helped it double revenue in 2016, says CEO and founder Amy Errett, though she… Read More

  • Lensabl makes it easy to put new lenses in a favorite pair of shades or glasses

    Optometrists don’t make it easy to buy new lenses for a favorite old pair of glasses or shades. Especially shades! Who even does that? Lens replacements through an optometrist can cost more than a new pair altogether, especially when it comes to sunglasses. A new startup out of Westwood, Calif. called Lensabl is on a mission to keep your favorite frames on your face. Whether the old… Read More

  • PayPal continues to see strong revenue growth

    PayPal continues to see strong revenue growth

    PayPal reported fourth quarter earnings after the bell on Thursday, and they were just what investors were expecting. The stock was flat in initial after-hours trading. Revenue came in at $2.98 billion, which is on par with analyst estimates and a 17% increase from last year. Adjusted earnings per share was 42 cents, which is also what Wall Street was forecasting. Total payment volume was… Read More

  • EBay meets investor expectations for holiday quarter

    EBay meets investor expectations for holiday quarter

    EBay reported its fourth quarter earnings for the bell. Investors were closely watching the holiday quarter to see if it met expectations, which it did. The stock rose 7% in initial after hours trading. Gross merchandise volume, a metric of that shows the total dollar value of all purchases on eBay’s platforms, came in at $22.3 billion, when analysts were expecting $22.4 billion. Read More

  • eBay takes on fashion resale startups with launch of authentication program

    eBay takes on fashion resale startups with launch of authentication program

    Ebay is not taking the rise of fashion resale businesses targeting high-end clientele lying down. The over 20-year old marketplace today announced the launch of a new authentication program, called simply eBay Authenticate, which will allow sellers to opt in to have their goods verified. Buyers will be able to see that the items will be authenticated when viewing listings – a move… Read More

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