We provide the latest news and information about retail technology platforms and e-commerce from around the world.
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📈 STAT OF THE WEEK
B2C ecommerce retail sales expected to continue to grow at near double-digits for the foreseeable future, driving a renaissance in the requisite logistics.
Pinduoduo (Chinese ecommerce platform) - $3 billion led by Tencent Link
Paytm (marketplace) - $450 million led by SoftBank and Alibaba Link
Punchh (data analytics) - $20M Series B led by Sapphire Ventures (SAP) Link
Winebuyers (vineyards and wine merchants) - £525,000 Crowdfunded Link
GrocerKey (delivery services) -$2.5 million led by dunnhumby Ventures Link
Artemest (handmade luxury) - $5 million Series A led by NUO Capital Link
The List (luxury e-commerce platform) - $1.7 Seed led by Northlane Capital Link
Bonus: ICOs Are the Newest Form of Alternative Funding Link
🌟 SPOTLIGHT: Ship Toolkit
Ship is a toolkit for makers to build better ecommerce & retail tech products. The best product launches are supported by engaged communities, so here is a suite of tools to help engage with and learn from their most passionate fans.
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