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DoorDash partners with Meta to test delivery of Facebook Marketplace items

DoorDash has confirmed that it has teamed up with Facebook Marketplace to make that awkward exchange of items with a stranger a bit easier. The company said DoorDash Drive, its business-to-business se

Groupon cuts over 500 staff, plans to focus ‘only on mission-critical activities’ from now on

Chicago-based Groupon today laid off more than 500 of its employees — 15% of its 3,416-person headcount — according to posts from former employees on social media. The reduction impacted w

A startup is charging $1.99 for strings of text to feed to DALL-E 2

Figuring out the right text prompts to yield the best results with AI systems like OpenAI’s DALL-E 2 has become a science in its own right. Now a startup is looking to let “prompt engineer

Promoted grabs more funding to help e-commerce marketplaces achieve profitability

For many marketplaces, those search, recommendation and ad functions are typically siloed, but Promoted has them all under one umbrella.

Tiger Global backs bttn, leading e-commerce infiltration of medical supplies

Over the past year, marketplace customers jumped from 300 to 7,000, while gross merchandise volume grew 1,000%.

Pitch Deck Teardown: BoxedUp’s $2.3M seed round pitch deck

Today, we're taking a close look at the pitch deck that helped BoxedUp founder David Boone raise the company's first round of institutional capital.

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

Clipboard Health, which matches health workers with facilities, raises $80M

Clipboard Health, an app-based marketplace that matches nurses with open shifts at nearby healthcare facilities, today announced that it raised $80 million over two unannounced rounds, a $50 million S

Qureos raises $3M to grow its learn to earn platform

Qureos, a UAE-based edtech and remote work marketplace that is changing how people upskill and get jobs across the globe, plans to grow the uptake of its platform by 10 times this year in its race to

Craving ‘wild’ foods? Foraged’s marketplace uncovers all that and more

The community marketplace for wild and specialty foods provides foragers with a place to sell food items they dig up.

London startup Weaver gets $4M to build out a vetted marketplace for home renovations

Weaver, a London-based marketplace and SaaS contract negotiation platform for matching homeowners/architects planning major home renovation projects with vetted contractors, has closed a $4 million se

Freelancer marketplace Malt acquires consulting marketplace Comatch

It’s consolidation time in the freelancer marketplace industry. French startup Malt is acquiring Comatch, a competing marketplace focused on consultants and industry experts. Comatch originally star

Sokowatch rebrands to Wasoko as it raises $125M Series B from Tiger Global and Avenir

Informal retail is king in Africa, with hundreds of billions of dollars of consumer goods sold through its channels yearly. Yet its industry remains highly fragmented as shop owners and kiosks still h

Zenjob nabs $50M for its student job matching marketplace

More money for casual job-matching in Europe: Zenjob, a marketplace platform that targets students and others looking for side jobs in sectors like retail, logistics and hospitality and promises to co

Clikalia clicks on $86M to expand its iBuyer marketplace across Europe and Latin America

Companies like Opendoor opened the door to a new way of buying and selling properties by inserting a strong middle player who could buy houses or apartments and redevelop them at scale, and then sell

Travel experiences app Headout survives the Omicron surge, grabs $30M more in funding

Though the COVID-19 pandemic almost immediately devasted the business of travel booking startup Headout, the company has been able to return to growth as domestic travel rebounded in recent months. Th

Ankorstore reaches $2 billion valuation two years after launching its wholesale marketplace

French startup Ankorstore has raised a $283 million Series C funding round (€250 million). Founded in November 2019, it took Ankorstore around two years to reach a post-money valuation of $2 billion

Jobandtalent raises $500M Series E to keep scaling its ‘workforce as a service’ marketplace

Spain’s Jobandtalent — a “workforce marketplace” and digital temping agency that uses AI to match workers to casual labor gigs in sectors like warehousing, e-commerce and logis

Upway is building an online marketplace to buy and sell used electric bikes

Meet Upway, a French startup that is building a marketplace for second-hand electric bikes. The startup just raised a $5.7 million (€5 million) seed round from Sequoia Capital and Global Founders Ca

eBay acquires the sneaker authentication business from partner Sneaker Con Digital

Online marketplace eBay is further investing in its sneaker business with today’s news that it’s acquiring Sneaker Con Digital’s authentication business, which verifies the authentic
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