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Amify raises its first venture round on a promise: to boost revenue for third party sellers on Amazon

Amazon is reportedly merging its China import unit with NetEase

Small businesses have a complex relationship with Amazon . While they worry that the company can't control it, Amazon's platform is also a good way to attract shoppers, especially those that are at the top of their results page. Amify a nine-year-old company based in Alexandria, Va., said it could ...

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Starbucks will anchor the new $400 million food-focused Valor Siren Ventures fund

Starbucks will anchor the new $400 million food-focused Valor Siren Ventures fund

Starbucks is offering a $100 million cash commitment to hot money working with private equity firms focused on consumer and technology to set up a food Key new fund Valor Equity Partners . The behemoth of charred coffee says its commitment to the Valor Siren Ventures fund is an attempt ...

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These ad execs have a venture fund they’d like to sell you

These ad execs have a venture fund they’d like to sell you

Mike Duda comes from the advertising world. In fact, he worked for 13 years in the famous advertising agency Deutsch becoming the youngest partner in the company's history until another creative person, Brent Vartan. Appeared and won the championship. No wonder in 2010, Duda himself created bullish (formerly known as ...

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Backstage Capital’s $36 million fund is taking longer to raise than expected

Backstage Capital’s $36 million fund is taking longer to raise than expected

The turmoil in the technology industry, Backstage Capital founder and managing partner Arlan Hamilton is experiencing first-hand information. Last May, Hamilton announced to launch a $36 million fund to invest as many colored women as possible. But the $36 million fund may mark Backstage's second fund, which has not yet ...

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Glossier triples valuation, enters unicorn club with $100M round

Glossier triples valuation, enters unicorn club with $100M round

Glossier is known for its flagship collection of almost no beauty products, and has received a $100 million D-series led by Sequoia Capital. The round of business value of Emily Weiss is worth $1.2 billion, which fully consolidates the company's status as a startup "unicorn" and made it available in ...

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South Africa’s FlexClub raises $1.2M, partners with Uber Mexico

South Africa’s FlexClub raises $1.2M, partners with Uber Mexico

FlexClub is a South African startup that uses investors and drivers with cars for rides and ends with CRE Venture Capital Ten thousand dollars of seed round financing. The company will use the funds to increase team members and expand the continent by working with Uber Mexico. This is because ...

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Axeleo Capital raises $51 million fund

Axeleo Capital raises $51 million fund

Axeleo Capital raised $51 million in funding (45 million euros). Axeleo First use an accelerator focused on corporate startups. The company is now growing into an accelerated program and a mature venture capital fund. The accelerator is now known as Axeleo Scale and the fund is called Axeleo Capital . ...

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Y Combinator bets on the booming podcast industry

Y Combinator bets on the booming podcast industry

Podcasts are welcomed, Y Combinator, The entrepreneurial accelerator known as the unicorn graduate of the long list is abandoning its support Podcasting monetization issues for businesses. Its newest group is Brew a subscription-based app with original content. Although Brew's founders, Jijo Sunny, Madhavan Ramakrishnan, Aleesha John and Joseph Sunny, call ...

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Startups Weekly: Uber’s headline-grabbing week and sextech at SXSW

Startups Weekly: Uber’s headline-grabbing week and sextech at SXSW

I spent a week in SXSW in Austin, very, very huge technology, music, comedy and film festivals. This is my first year to participate in this event, I interviewed the erotic entrepreneur Lora DiCarlo founder Lora Haddock, his robot innovation reward notorious was revoked at this year's CES . "I ...

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What to watch for in a VC term sheet

What to watch for in a VC term sheet

Mital Makadia Contributors Mital is a partner of Grellas Shah specializing in representing technology startups and founders of startups. She advises on a variety of corporate and transactional matters and negotiates and organizes equity financing, M&A transactions, and commercial and intellectual property transactions for her clients. When startup founders review ...

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