Wish

  • Wish is reportedly raising $500 million

    Wish is reportedly raising $500 million

    Wish, a San Francisco-based company whose e-commerce mobile app that’s taken off in the U.S. and Europe by making it easy to buy everything from slippers to jackets to cosmetic brushes for rock-bottom prices, is raising $500 million in new funding at a valuation higher than its previous valuation of $3.5 billion but lower than $5 billion, reports Recode. CB Insights had turned up a… Read More

  • Wish is raising again, and giving late-stage investors protection

    Wish is raising again, and giving late-stage investors protection

    Wish, a San Francisco-based e-commerce mobile app that’s taken off in the U.S. and Europe by selling watches, clothing and other items extremely cheaply, is raising a new round of funding, a new filing shows. (The research company CB Insights spied the filing first.) Neither the size of the round nor the valuation are included, but the filing shows that Series F investors coming into… Read More

  • The hot e-commerce app Wish has “hundreds of millions of users” (plus other fascinating stats)

    The hot e-commerce app Wish has “hundreds of millions of users” (plus other fascinating stats)

    Last week, toward the end of a StrictlyVC event in San Francisco, GGV Capital managing director Hans Tung took the stage to interview one of his portfolio CEOs, Peter Szulczewski of Wish. With an increasingly boisterous crowd as their background, Tung managed to ferret out lots of fascinating  information from the highly personable Szulczewski, who looked very much the part of… Read More

  • Meet The Apps Vying For The Crunchie For Best Mobile App Of 2015

    Meet The Apps Vying For The Crunchie For Best Mobile App Of 2015

    The 9th Annual Crunchies are right around the corner. On February 8, some of your favorite startups, entrepreneurs and investors will make their way to San Francisco’s War Memorial Opera House for the Oscars of startups and technology. They’ll be hoping to win a Crunchie award in one of 12 categories up for grabs at this year’s show. Read More

  • Want To Be The Next Amazon? Go Cross-Border From Day One Crunch Network

    Want To Be The Next Amazon? Go Cross-Border From Day One

    The business of e-commerce is still mostly a national affair. U.S. consumers order from U.S. retailers like Amazon, Gap and Walmart; Chinese consumers buy from Chinese sites such as Tmall, Taobao and JD.com; and Indian consumers flock to Flipkart and SnapDeal. Read More

  • Mobile Shopping App Wish Buys Android Lockscreen App Maker Locket

    Mobile Shopping App Wish Buys Android Lockscreen App Maker Locket

    Mobile shopping startup Wish — fresh off a $500 million round of funding — has made its first acquisition. The company has acquired Locket, a startup that makes lockscreen apps for Android handsets: an eponymous app that serves tailored news to your lockscreen; and lockscreen messaging app ScreenPop. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. From what we understand there… Read More

  • Sources: DST Global Led Mobile Shopping App Wish’s $500M Round

    Sources: DST Global Led Mobile Shopping App Wish’s $500M Round

    DST Global, Yuri Milner’s late stage VC fund, took the lead on the purported $500 million financing round invested in Wish, the mobile shopping app, according to people familiar with the matter. Forbes reported earlier that it had obtained SEC documents, which revealed Wish’s plans to raise $500 million by February. Forbes sources (as well as our own) pegged the valuation at $3… Read More

  • Wish, The App For Logging What You Want, Launches A Complementary Gifting Feature

    Wish, The App For Logging What You Want, Launches A Complementary Gifting Feature

    Well, folks, it’s September. The holiday gift giving season is ON! Wish, the mobile shopping app that lets users create lists of items they would like to purchase later, has launched Gifting, a feature that enables others to purchase and ship products to their friends. It draws from users’ existing wishlists and uses them to predict other items they would like. It’s a… Read More

  • Mobile Shopping App Wish Expands Into Re-Commerce With Debut Of “Wish Closet”

    Mobile Shopping App Wish Expands Into Re-Commerce With Debut Of “Wish Closet”

    Will algorithms or crowdsourced recommendations lead the way when it comes to the mobile shopping done via aggregators like Fancy, Wanelo, Polyvore or Fresh? A startup called Wish is betting on the former, likening itself to “an AdWords for shopping.” Today, the company is expanding its automated matching technology, which pairs people to product, into a new area: a mobile… Read More

  • What I want for Christmas is my own private Chuck E Cheese

    Or, at least, an adult approximation. Some of my fondest memories from childhood are from birthday parties at places like this – if not Chuck E Cheese then Funtasia, Funplex, or later Gameworks. Nothing to do but cruise around, waste money on games, drink Dr. Pepper, and listen to terrible music. Of course, in my private Chuck E Cheese, things would be a little different. Read More