Tagged: retail

Wyre’s Retail Cross-Border Payment Service Now Being Acquired By WorldFirst

Wyre, a U.S.-based money transfer service, announced this week it has entered into an account transfer agreement for the sale of its retail money transfer business to money transfer firm, WorldFirst. This news comes just after Wyre announced its API was being extended to dapps… Read More

Square Launches Square Reader SDK Developer Toolkit For Sellers & Buyers

Square announced this week the launch of its Square Reader SDK, which is described as a complete toolkit that enables developers to reimagine the checkout experience for both sellers and buyers. The fintech firm reported that Square Reader SDK is a set of developer tools… Read More

Kony Debuts New Digital Banking Solution “Kony DBX”

Kony, Inc., an enterprise mobility and digital applications company, announced on Tuesday the launch of its new digital banking solution, Kony DBX. This launch of the solution comes just a little over six months after the expansion of Kony’s digital banking marketplace. According to Kony, the Kony DBX… Read More

India-Based Digital Payments Platform Pine Labs Secures $82 Million Through Latest Investment Round Led By Actis Capital

Pine Labs, an India-based digital payments platform, has secured $82 million through its latest investment round, which was led by Actis Capital, with participation from Altimeter Capital. Founded in 1998, Pine Labs stated it began its journey with specialty payment & loyalty solutions for closed-user group… Read More

Nucleus Vision Reports Raising $40 Million Hard Cap Backed by Prominent Blockchain Investors

Nucleus Vision, a contactless identity management system and retail loyalty program, says it has reached its $40 million hard cap with the backing from several prominent blockchain-focused investment firms including Alphabit Digital Currency Fund, FBG Capital, Kenetic Capital, Turiya Ventures, and BlockAsset. The new capital will be used for… Read More

Online Retailer Rock and Roost Now Seeking £275,000 on Crowdcube

Rock and Roost, a UK-based online retailer, has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube seeking £275,000. The platform revealed that it provides ‘make to order’ furniture and other homeware to UK customers, plus a SaaS solution to SMEs to drive supply chain efficiencies. It has… Read More

UK: The Investment Opportunities You Should Know About

  Since 2011, the UK technology sector has seen £28 billion invested into it – a sum which means it is the largest tech investment in the European Union. France has received £11 billion in investment since 2011, while Germany has gained £9.3 billion. In… Read More

Update: Six New Indiegogo-Funded Products Are Now Available at Brookstone

On Tuesday, Indiegogo announced six of its funded projects are now available at retailer Brookstone’s stores and website. The companies formed a partnership less than two years ago. “You came to Indiegogo to find the latest and most innovative products before they go mainstream. But… Read More

Seedrs Success Poq Raises €3.6M During Series A Funding Round

Seedrs success and cloud platform, Poq, announced this week it has secured €3.6 million during a Series A funding round, which was led by Beringea with participation from seed investors Seedcamp and Venrex. The London-based  company, which raised £332,390 through the equity crowdfunding platform in 2014, is a commerce platform for retail apps… Read More

OurCrowd Reveals Four Things to Know About the Future of E-Commerce Retail

Offering up its insight on e-commerce retail, OurCrowd announced theories on the industry and its current state. The platform shared: “E-commerce has become a market segment with a number of multi-billion dollar companies in just a few short years. With holiday season retail sales reports coming… Read More

Tinder for Shoes Stylect Marches Past £750K Goal on AngelsDen

Stylect (from style and select), described as Tinder for Shoes, has easily jogged past its £750,000 minimum funding goal on AngelsDen. The campaign launched on November 30th with 90% of funds already pledged – indicative of a trend in equity crowdfunding where much of the… Read More

Many Crowdfunding Alums to Be Sold at b8ta Bricks & Mortar IoT Shop

Founded by Nest veterans, b8ta has opened its first physical location to retail Internet of Things (IoT) products. Located on Bryant Street in downtown Palo Alto, b8ta has recognized a unique challenge for new IoT devices: consumers want to a better experience in purchasing IoT… Read More

UK Retail Mobile App Karrot Seeks £500,000 Through Crowdcube

Karrot, a mobile loyalty app that helps consumers reduce their mobile phone bills while shopping with retailers, has launched a Crowdcube campaign to raise £500,000. The Manchester-based company has set its sights on becoming the UK’s leading mobile loyalty scheme. The investment will be used… Read More

Vroom Raises $54 Million Series B Round to Overhaul the Car Buying Experience

Online pre-owned car retailer, Vroom, announced on Monday it has raised $54 million during a Series B funding round, bringing its total equity funding to date to $73 million. The investors in the round are Catterton (investors in major consumer retail brands such as Restoration Hardware and… Read More

Online Menswear Retailer The Idle Man Quickly Raises £500,000 Equity Crowdfunding

Menswear retailer The Idle Man quickly jumped out of the gate topping £500,000 in just two days of equity crowdfunding on Crowdcube.  The funding round benefited from a single private equity group that committed £449,990.  The balance was invested by 73 individual investors.  New investors… Read More

Enclothed Gets Dragons Den Boost. Doubles £400K Equity Crowdfunding Goal

Enclothed, a bespoke shopping service that just closed its equity crowdfunding round on Crowdcube, raised £800,000 from 378 investors following a popular pitch on Dragons Den. The company initially intended on raising £400,000 but investor demand propelled the offer into overfunding boosted by the visit… Read More

Capitalise Invest Introduces Short Term Property Crowdfunding Investments to Individual Retail Investors

Kent and Sussex based property investment brokerage and development company Capitalise Invest is reforming its business, offering all investors the opportunity to develop a high yielding, secure and robust investment portfolio. Following the huge success of its property crowdfunding business, the firm is now opening… Read More

Bindo Raises $1.8 M. Helps Small Businesses Beat Amazon

New York ­based retail startup Bindo, founded in 2011 by Jason Ngan and Brad Lauster has raised $1.8 million in an over-subscribed seed round for international expansion. The round is co-­led by well known investor Gary Vaynerchuk, and Singapore/Tokyo­ based East Ventures. Other investors include… Read More

RedMart Delivers Convertible Debt Crowdfunding on AngelList

Crowdfunding for Singapore-based RedMart nears its $5 million goal on AngelList. The grocer start-up seeks to raise funds as convertible debt during its most current round of funding. RedMart is online marketplace for household essentials with over 5,000 products in stock. The grocer offers competitive… Read More

BuyMyWardrobe Selects Crowdcube for its Equity Crowdfunding Campaign

BuyMyWardrobe recently initiated its crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube, to date securing over £35,000 of its £150,000 target goal for 4.00% equity offered. In RealBusiness, CEO and Founder Kal Di Paola shares her sustainable fashion company’s vision: “We aim to build BuyMyWardrobe into the number one… Read More

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