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Hello from San Jose! I am here this week and meeting many amazing developers & entrepreneurs. Cou
Issue #3  •  April 27  •  view online
Retail Technology & Ecommerce
Retail Technology & Ecommerce
We provide the latest news and information about retail technology platforms and e-commerce from around the world.
Hello from San Jose! I am here this week and meeting many amazing developers & entrepreneurs. Counting down to F8 Annual Developer Conference. =)
CB Insights released their Retail Apocalypse Brief which contains solid retail tech insights and trends. Link
Podcast: Modern Citizen founder Jessica Lee talks ecommerce brand building. She didn’t raise any VC funding for her DNB “Digitally Native Brand"👌 and shares a few gems along the way. Link
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📢 NEWS
America’s ‘Retail Apocalypse’ Is Really Just Beginning
The spillover from retailer debt will flow far and wide across the economy.
Uber riders can use a new app to buy drinks and snacks—offering not only more options for consumers, but also more granular data for brands.
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Walmart Prioritizes Personalization with Upcoming Website Redesign - Sailthru

Fresh off a $34 million Series C investment round, athletic apparel startup Outdoor Voices is debuting its first running collection with the help of an augmented reality app.
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Interview: Former Amazon Exec on Maintaining Brand Control

How Progressive Web Apps could rule mobile ecommerce in 2018

With every 10x increase in sales volume there are 10x less sellers who have achieved that. It gets increasingly harder to scale a marketplace seller business as sales grow.

Top 5 Things E-commerce Entrepreneurs Find Most Challenging | Startup Grind

💰FUNDING and M&A
Square (payments) is acquiring website builder Weebly for $365M Link
BigCommerce (ecommerce platform) raises $64M Link
Babierge (baby gear rental marketplace) raised $1.3M Seed Link
Rare Bits (collectible marketplace) raised $6M Series A led by Nabeel Hyatt Link
Cashback app Dosh raises $44M on $240 valuation Link
Hearst Magazines Buys Minority Stake in Gear Patrol Link
🌟 SPOTLIGHT: Intercom Business Messenger
Meet the all-new Intercom Messenger – the only Business Messenger built for more than just chat. Accelerate growth across the customer lifecycle with a new customizable home screen, a growing library of Messenger apps, and a truly extensible platform.

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Techstars Startup Digest Retail Technology & Ecommerce is curated by:
KYLE KELLY KYLE KELLY - Director of Partner Development, Global Ecommerce & APIs at Pitney Bowes
kyle.kelly@startupdigestmail.com
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