Online grocery company Misfits Market to acquire Imperfect Foods
This is Misfits Market’s first acquisition and is particularly fitting, given the online grocery environment over the past few years.
X1’s income-based credit card is about to launch publicly
The credit card market has become increasingly crowded, with consumer fintech startups locked in a fierce competition to differentiate their offerings through branding, rewards programs and even crypt
PayCargo, a fintech for the freight industry, raises $130M
Shipping and cargo services is one of the more fragmented and analogue verticals in the world of industry, with hundreds of thousands of businesses involved in myriad aspects of a process that is fund
Nexi, the Italian payments giant, buys Germany’s Orderbird for $140-150M to expand its SMB strategy
More consolidation is apace in the world of payments: Nexi, the Italian fintech that scooped up rivals Danish-based Nets and then Italy’s SIA to create a $12.5 billion European payments giant, h
Curated wants to be the expert in your pocket when making that next big purchase
Consumers answer a few questions about the products they are looking for, and Curated will match them to a category expert who provides a list of personalized recommendations.
Heartcore Capital bets on Europe with a $200M fund for consumer tech startups
Heartcore Capital, one of the few VCs to focus on consumer technology, has raised a $200 million early-stage fund for those kinds of startups across Europe. Heartcore IV, the firm’s flagship investm
UPDATE: Parrot Software has $2.1 million to grow its restaurant point-of-sale and management service in Mexico
The two founders of Parrot Software, Roberto Cebrián and David Villarreal, first met in high school in Monterrey, Mexico. In the 11 years since, both have pursued successful careers in the tech indus
Mike Cagney is right now testing the boundaries of the US banking system
Founder Mike Cagney is always pushing the envelope, and investors love him for it. Not long after sexual harassment allegations prompted him to leave SoFi, the personal finance company that he co-foun
Long-term profitability is the only growth metric that matters
The majority of Fortune 500 and Silicon Valley startup marketing budgets aren't optimized for long-term profitability.
How D2C brands are holding up during the pandemic
So what's up with digital natives and how has COVID-19 played out for the segment?
DHL acquires stake in Link Commerce developed by MallforAfrica
DHL has acquired a minority stake in Link Commerce, a turn-key e-commerce company that grew out of MallforAfrica.com — a Nigerian digital-retail startup. Link Commerce offers a white-label solution
Target pauses plans for grocery pickup amid COVID-19 outbreak
Target is pausing its plans to offer curbside pick-up of groceries and alcoholic beverages, citing the COVID-19 outbreak as the key factor in its decision to delay the launch. Although groceries via O
US mitigates Huawei ban by offering temporary reprieve
Two steps forward, one step back. The Trump administration has seemingly been trying to calibrate its strategy around its intensifying trade dispute with China. Last week, it effectively banned Huawei
Fearing an escalation of the trade war with China, stock markets plummet… then rally
Stock markets declined today as investors worried about the potential for an escalating trade war with China sold off shares. Markets had been trading near or above all-time highs before President Don
TaskRabbit kicks off Canadian expansion
TaskRabbit is kicking off its Canadian expansion in the greater Toronto area before rolling out in Vancouver in October and Montreal sometime in 2019.
Trump wants to just tariff the hell out of China
Another day, another whopper of a tariff. The Trump administration has been busy finalizing the rulemaking process to put 25 percent tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods, which will almost certain
This robot can build your IKEA furniture
There are two kinds of people in the world: those who hate building IKEA furniture and madmen. Now, thanks to IkeaBot, the madmen can be replaced. IkeaBot is a project built at Control Robotics Intell
Is Whole Foods a healthy option for Amazon?
Over the past few years we've seen Amazon testing new ways of getting groceries in consumers fridges, with Amazon Fresh, Amazon Fresh Pickup, drone delivery, and Amazon Go. As I look back with this ac
Alabama-based Shipt raises $40 million to challenge dominant grocery delivery startups
Shipt, the Birmingham, Ala.-based online grocery delivery marketplace, has raised another $40 million in its quest to rise above its southeastern roots to become the dominant grocery delivery brand i
AmazonFresh opens its grocery Pickup locations in Seattle
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Qge56XV2_A] Amazon has officially begun operating its AmazonFresh Pickup locations in Seattle, letting customers order groceries ahead of time and then quickl