vente-privee

  • Saul Klein on Europe's Billion-Dollar Startups

    Saul Klein’s List Of Europe’s Next Billion-Dollar Tech Companies

    Where will the next billion-dollar startups come from? The tech world and most VCs tend to be parochial, looking at Silicon Valley, maybe New York, and a few other hot markets like China and Brazil. But what about the Old Country? Yesterday, I was having coffee with Saul Klein, a partner at Index Ventures and co-founder of Seedcamp. He believes that in every major city across Europe… Read More

  • Vente-privee’s Plans For U.S. Domination Exciting Enough For Google TV Execs To Jump Ship

    Vente-privee’s Plans For U.S. Domination Exciting Enough For Google TV Execs To Jump Ship

    Vente-privee, the French flash sales juggernaut, announced in May 2011 that it had teamed up with American Express to form a joint-venture for its U.S. operations (dubbed vente-privee USA). Earlier today, the company announced the latest members of its management team, which is headed by vente-privee USA CEO Mike Steib. The hires that I thought were most notable were those of John Saroff and… Read More

  • Vente-Privee And AmEx Team Up To Bring The European Flash Sales Site To The U.S.

    Vente-Privee, the European flash sales giant, has announced a joint venture with American Express to bring the site to the U.S. Vente-Privee, which was founded in France in 2001, is one of the pioneers of the flash sales model. Because of the site’e massive reach and scale, companies like Amazon and eBay have been rumored to be eying the company for an acquisition. Read More

  • Amazon in talks to buy Spanish private sales company BuyVip for €70-€80 million

    Ecommerce giant Amazon.com has long been rumored to make a $2 billion play for online private sales club sensation Vente-Privée, but so far a deal hasn’t happened. Now rumors are swirling that Amazon is in late-stage negotiations to acquire Spain-based rival BuyVip instead. Company executives have denied the rumors so far, but Spanish business publication CincoDías cites multiple… Read More

  • Amazon In Talks To Buy Spanish Private Sales Company BuyVip For $110 million

    Ecommerce giant Amazon.com has long been rumored to make a $2 billion play for online private sales club sensation Vente-Privée, but so far a deal hasn’t happened. Now rumors are swirling that Amazon is in late-stage negotiations to acquire Spain-based rival BuyVip instead. Company executives have denied the rumors so far, but Spanish business publication CincoDías cites multiple… Read More

  • Private Buying Club Tagadas Wants To Be The British Vente-Privee For Parents

    Tagadas is a newly launched private buying club in the UK. Only unlike the more general designer offerings of Vente-Privee, Brands4friends and their various competitors, the London-based startup is attacking a more specific vertical: baby and children’s products from brands such as French Connection and Minihaha. It could also be seen as a British version of US-based Zulily.com, which… Read More

  • Sources: Amazon And Vente-Privee In Talks Over $3 Billion Acquisition

    US retailing giant Amazon is in deep and secret negotiations with Vente-Privee, the French private sales club which has taken the ecommerce and fashion industries by storm, our sources say. We asked Xavier Court, marketing director at Vente-Privee, on the record if Amazon had acquired Vente-Privee. His response was “Very flattering but not true at all.” However, our sources say… Read More

  • The $1.5 billion scramble for Vente Privee by Gilt, eBay and Amazon

    [France] On stage at last year’s Le Web an argument broke out between co-founder Loic Le Meur and TechCrunch’s Michael Arrington over whether Europe was capable of producing a ‘big win’ Web company or whether Skype was, perhaps, just a one-hit wonder. Like heavyweight fighters, both of them traded some heavy blows in subsequent blog posts. But during the live… Read More

  • Gilt, eBay And Amazon Circle Vente Privee With Chatter Of $1.5 Billion On The Table

    On stage at last year’s Le Web an argument broke out between co-founder Loic Le Meur and TechCrunch’s Michael Arrington over whether Europe was capable of producing a ‘big win’ Web company or whether Skype was, perhaps, just a one-hit wonder. Like heavyweight fighters, they traded some heavy blows in subsequent blog posts. But during the live on-stage Gilmour Gang… Read More