Enterprise e-commerce in 2022: As TAM expands, the platform wars are heating up
2022 is turning out to be a phenomenal year for enterprise e-commerce platforms. The pandemic was a reckoning for corporations ambivalent about e-commerce, and the result of that is evident.
How Zoho became a $1B company without a dime of external investment…
What if you could grow a $1 billion company without the outside investment, the crazy sales and marketing spend, the pressure to grow ever faster?
Report shows that Safari reaches one billion worldwide users, still behind Google Chrome
Based on a recent report, Apple’s Safari finally hit one billion users, becoming the second browser to hit the milestone, next to Google Chrome, which still shines brighter in popularity. According
For better or for worse: Managing founder-CEO tension inside a startup
How a founder and a CEO work through points of tension could help determine the ultimate success of a company.
IROKO co-founder Bastian Gotter raises $3.2M seed for new venture, Bamba
In 2010, Bastian Gotter invested up to $200,000 into IROKOtv, an African video-on-demand company Jason Njoku, his friend and co-founder, launched in Lagos, Nigeria. For the next couple of years, Gotte
Google’s Flutter 3 adds support for macOS and Linux desktop apps
At its I/O developer conference, Google today announced the launch of Flutter 3, the latest version of its open source, multiplatform UI development framework for building natively compiled applicatio
Stripe flexes its fintech muscle with Financial Connections to pull banking data automatically
Stripe, the payments behemoth valued at $95 billion a year ago and now reportedly inching closer to an IPO, today announced a new product that fills in some significant gaps in its play to be the fina
Norebase raises $1M to allow companies start, scale, and operate in any African country
Startup pitches with promises to provide various services to Africans — across different sectors — are commonplace now. And in trying to sweet-talk investors, what’s not taken into c
Study: 30% of Log4Shell instances remain unpatched
Considering recent APT41 attacks, organizations that continue to leave the Log4Shell flaw unaddressed are hitting the snooze button when it comes to the wake-up calls from attackers.
NeuraLegion becomes Bright Security and raises $20M Series A
NeuraLegion, a startup that focuses on dynamic application security testing and identifying business logic issues, today announced that it has changed its name to Bright Security. In addition, the com
Ownit helps brands sell products, at the point of discovery, with one click
Its technology connects social, commerce and payment options at the point of discovery with little interruption to you social media scroll.
Headless commerce company fabric sews up unicorn milestone following new round
Fabric offers over 300 commerce APIs and associated framework to connect a company’s sales channel to one place and the ability to use the entire commerce suite or individual products.
Trump’s TRUTH Social launches at the top of the App Store, but no one can get in
Donald Trump’s media group released its TRUTH Social iOS app today in the U.S., but a scan of the app’s API using publicly available tools revealed that it already closed itself to registr
Canvas gives non-technical teams data exploration knowledge without needing a degree in SQL
Canvas is developing a spreadsheet-like interface for non-technical teams to access the information they need without bothering data teams.
Payment orchestration platform Gr4vy pulls in another $15M in a Series A extension
Retailers often build their own “orchestration” platforms for payment processing and routing, but these can be complex to maintain. Spreedly plays in this space, and, last year, new startup Gr4vy
Swell takes in $20M to develop more adaptable headless commerce infrastructure
Starting an e-commerce business is large marketplaces can be an easy process, but what the team at Swell began to notice was that the model could only take a business so far.
4 trends that will define e-commerce in 2022
As we approach our third roller coaster year defined by the pandemic, what will happen to global commerce? What new trends will define e-commerce?
Fresha, a business platform for salons, spas and beauty and wellness pros, extends Series C by $52.5M at a $640M+ valuation
The beauty and wellness industry, annually worth some $4 trillion, is underpinned by tens of thousands of businesses and millions of professionals carrying out haircuts, treatments and workouts. Today
Merge raises $15M Series A for its B2B integrations platform
Merge, an integrations platform that focuses on B2B use cases, today announced that it has raised a $15 million Series A funding round led by Addition, with participation from existing investor NEA, w