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There Are Too Many Founders Raising Millions Of Dollars Without Any Plans

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I finally found panties on True&Co., an ecommerce lingerie company. It took them nearly one year to start selling panties. They allegedly sold them when I mentioned them in an article titled VCs Think My Boobs Need An Algorithm in January, but the panties were impossible to find.  Nobody could find...
There Are Too Many Founders Raising Millions Of Dollars Without Any Plans

YC-Backed Hipmob Wants To Become The Premier In-App Customer Service Tool

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Using text chat to provide customer service is a pretty standard tool on the web, but when it comes to mobile apps, these chats are still very rare, despite the fact that a lot of online commerce has already moved to mobile. The Y Combinator-backed Hipmob, which offers these chat features...
YC-Backed Hipmob Wants To Become The Premier In-App Customer Service Tool

CEO Supper Club: Does technology even matter in ecommerce right now?

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This embed is invalid Earlier this week, I announced our month-long series on ecommerce by raising a bunch of questions. Our first stab at getting answers was to pull together founders and CEOs of four of the more interesting ecommerce companies together and ask them. It’s the second installment of...
CEO Supper Club: Does technology even matter in ecommerce right now?
Here's How People Are Shopping With Their Phones And What Business Can Do To Grab Them

Ask A VC: Kleiner Perkins' Megan Quinn On What's Next For Ecommerce; The Mobile Revolution And More

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Kleiner Perkins’ partner Megan Quinn joined us in this week’s Ask A VC, chatting about her views on what’s next for ecommerce, where mobile innovation is heading, technical product managers vs. non-technical PMs, and more. Quinn is one of Kleiner’s newest partners, with previous product experience at payments company...
Ask A VC: Kleiner Perkins' Megan Quinn On What's Next For Ecommerce; The Mobile Revolution And More

LivingSocial CEO: Lumping Us With Groupon Is Like Lumping eBay With Amazon

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The local commerce industry as represented by daily deal sites like Groupon and LivingSocial is still barely learning to walk, even though Groupon has 10,000 employees and LivingSocial has 5,000. While the two companies look nearly identical today, don’t be surprised if they diverge. LivingSocial CEO Tim O’Shaughnessy reminded me...
LivingSocial CEO: Lumping Us With Groupon Is Like Lumping eBay With Amazon
Etsy Weddings Marks New Emphasis on Commerce + Content
Will TastemakerX Crack “The Taste Graph”?
Retail: E-Commerce Darling Fab Has Its Sights on Bricks and Mortar
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CEO Supper Club: Ecommerce 1.0 ended with Zappos, ecommerce 2.0 began with Gilt

Are European entrepreneurs actually better at ecommerce?

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Back in 2008 I wrote a column for BusinessWeek on how ecommerce had hit a wall. Although numbers– and all empirical evidence– backed my griping up, at the time there was only one venture capitalist I knew who was aggressively betting on a new generation of ecommerce companies: Danny Rimer...
Are European entrepreneurs actually better at ecommerce?
Birchbox Invades Your Space with Birchbox Home

CEO Supper Club: "I want to trade as an Internet company not a retailer"

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This embed is invalid I’m skipping ahead a bit in the chronology of our dinner with the CEOs of Birchbox, Warby Parker, Thrillist, and One Kings Lane, because I wanted to post the conversation we had around “buying revenue.” Yesterday, we wrote about how some ecommerce companies are being very...
CEO Supper Club: "I want to trade as an Internet company not a retailer"
The Search Box Will Never Die, Let's Stop Trying to Kill It
Why Ron Conway Is Jazzed On Ecommerce

Zendesk partners with Magenta, offering eCommerce users better integration of its customer service platform

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Zendesk, a cloud-based customer service software provider, has announced a new partnership today with Magento, an eCommerce platform owned by eBay. The agreement, announced today at MagentoLive UK 2012, means that clients can now use Zendesk’s customer service channels together with any Magento-powered website. A configurator will allow customers to...
Zendesk partners with Magenta, offering eCommerce users better integration of its customer service platform

A Quarter Of Japanese eCommerce Giant Rakuten's $5B/Year Revenue Is Mobile, And It's Growing 3-400% Y/Y

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Today, at Y Combinator’s Startup School at Stanford University, Rakuten Founder and CEO Hiroshi Mikitani took the stage to talk about the company’s culture, acquisitions and its crazy growth over the last year. Rakuten, for those unfamiliar, is a Japanese eCommerce company based in Tokyo, which operates a number of...
A Quarter Of Japanese eCommerce Giant Rakuten's $5B/Year Revenue Is Mobile, And It's Growing 3-400% Y/Y
Houzz's torid growth comes down to the three C's: Content, Commerce, and Community

Another Online Labour-Booking Funding Win: Intel Capital Leads $4M Series A In Russia's Eruditor

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Hot on the heels of funding wins for Handybook and PeoplePerHour, another investment in an online labour booking company this month: Intel Capital is leading a $4 million Series A funding round into Russia’s Eruditor Group, an online marketplaces provider for freelancers and businesses in sectors including healthcare, beauty, sports and tutoring. Runa Capital is also investing in the...
Another Online Labour-Booking Funding Win: Intel Capital Leads $4M Series A In Russia's Eruditor
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SailThru, A Personalized Content And Analytics Platform, Is Raising A ~$20 Million Series B Round Of Financing

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Sailthru, an analytics startup that helps companies deliver personalized content to every unique user, is raising a fresh $20-25 million Series B round, multiple sources say. The round is still underway and the lead investor is yet to be determined. We've heard there's interest from both Khosla Ventures and IVP....
SailThru, A Personalized Content And Analytics Platform, Is Raising A ~$20 Million Series B Round Of Financing
CEO Supper Club: Commerce can add content, but can it go the other way?
Sandy Scramble: How Gilt Groupe, BaubleBar, Jackthreads Are Getting Ecommerce Back in Order

Pop music ecommerce play Popdust picks up $4.5 million from NEA, SoftBank

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While Microsoft is busy building a brand new music product, and Apple collects a fat chunk of the world’s music revenues, a small company is taking music in a different direction. Instead of selling tracks, Popdust is selling hats. And more, Popdust has moved from being a website on celebrities,...
Pop music ecommerce play Popdust picks up $4.5 million from NEA, SoftBank
Meet the Apple of the coffee world: Nespresso

Cedexis' Openmix Platform Can Now Help Companies Avoid Amazon-Related Outages

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Cedexis, a company that specializes in helping companies use multiple cloud services to improve availability and load times, just announced that it is adding Amazon Web Services to its Openmix platform. With this, Cedexis says, its users will be able to avoid the kind of downtimes Amazon experienced in the...
Cedexis' Openmix Platform Can Now Help Companies Avoid Amazon-Related Outages

Lightbank Brings That Groupon Guap to New York City with Office In the Flatiron

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Ms. Levine Conventional wisdom has it that ecommerce companies are losing favor almost as quickly as Series A rounds and that New York City investors weigh too heavily toward early stage startups. So we were surprised to hear that Lightbank, a Chicago-based venture capital firm, is eager to buck all...
Lightbank Brings That Groupon Guap to New York City with Office In the Flatiron

There's A Battle Raging On Your Smartphone

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If like most people you use Facebook on your mobile device, you've probably noticed more ads amongst your friends' updates. But what you may not realize is that a battle is raging among the savviest of ecommerce companies not just to get their ads onto your phone screen, but to...
There's A Battle Raging On Your Smartphone
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