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The round was led by Foundry Group, with participation from GSA Venture Partners and social media agency Mr. Youth. Mr. Youth invested $3 million of seed funding in Crowdtap back in 2009 (and served as an incubator for the company during its early stages), which brings the startup’s total current investment to $10 million. Crowdtap said that it will use its infusion of capital to ramp up hiring in both its sales and engineering teams. Welcome to Crowdtap. Get FREE Samples. Reap Awesome Rewards. Influence Cool Brands.
Local.com - Search for local businesses, events, and coupons near you. Blissmobox Wants To Help Consumers Discover Organic And Eco-Friendly Products. We’ve seen a number of startups emerge that are using a sampling box as a way to help consumers discover products, including Babbaco, Foodzie, BirchBox and BeachMint.
Blissmo is the latest company to join the mix with the launch of the Blissmobox, which allows consumers to discover organic and eco-friendly products that safer and better for them, their families and their planet. The Blissmobox is a subscription service that delivers these eco-friendly products to your door once a month. Blissmo - Blissmobox.
SinglePlatform Raises $3.3M To Help Local Businesses Create Online Storefronts. SinglePlatform, a startup that helps local businesses create websites in minutes, has raised $3.25 million funding led by DFJ Gotham Ventures with participation from New World Ventures, First Round Capital and RRE Ventures.
This investment brings the company’s total funding to $4.45 million. Online Business Listing Management. Hopper - When to Fly and Buy. Talk. CityDeals.com Home page. The Founders Behind Diapers.com Launch Soap.com: "All The Robots Are In Place" Marc Lore and Vinit Bharara have figured out a formula for selling low-margin goods online and shipping them overnight to customers.
The two entrepreneurs have built Diapers.com into the largest seller of diapers and other baby products on the Web. Diapers.com is on track to bring in $300 million in revenues this year. Now the two are getting ready to launch a new e-commerce site, Soap.com.. It will sell much more than just soap. YoYo.com: Best Toys, Games, Books, Video Games, Music - Free Shipping.
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Sure, online stores are now much better about offering mobile-optimized sites than they were a few years ago — but even then, plugging in your credit card information on your phone’s keyboard is a pain, and quickly buying multiple items from multiple stories is basically out of the question. There are a few good experiences to be had (I’ve used Amazon’s mobile apps plenty of times, and they generally work well). But it’s the exception, not the rule. That’s why Kima Labs built TapBuy, a new mobile app (and platform) with a focus on making the mobile shopping experience as good as it should be. You enter your credit card information once, and can use it across multiple stores. The first time you buy something you’ll have to enter your credit card information and shipping address. Fit Analytics. UPcload Uses Your Webcam To Help You Order Clothes That Actually Fit.
I’m the sort of person who likes to buy things online.
Batteries? Yup. Groceries? You bet. And I just bought a garbage can that opens automatically when you get close to it (magic!). But there’s one big area where online shopping has always fallen short: clothes shopping. If only there were a better way. OrderWithMe Offers Wholesale Group Buying For Small Businesses. Founded by husband and wife team Jonathan and Danielle Jenkins, OrderWithMe is a group buying site specifically designed for the small Western businesses who are having trouble navigating the somewhat unintelligible world of Chinese manufacturers.
By allowing companies to buy in bulk, OrderWithMe can offer the same deals that larger retailers get, which means up to 70% discounts on fashion and furniture items. Co-founder Jenkins came up with the idea for OrderWithMe when — as a merchant himself — he realized that bulk, factory-level information from sites like Alibaba was of little help to an American small business. Instead of a choice of 35K handbags, Jenkins needed something that would narrow down inventory selection to only the hundred most popular. Targeting middle America through trade shows and niche conferences, OrderWithMe has already handled 100K in transactions. Home - OrderWithMe. Barclays - ClicThat. Drumo Is Quora For Cities. It’s hard when you’re new to a city and have no friends.
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Belly (formally Bellyflop) is hoping to replace those old punchcards you receive at local merchants. And the startup is debuting with an investment from Lightbank, the venture firm founded by Groupon co-founders Eric Lefkofsky and Brad Keywell. While the exact amount of the investment was not disclosed, we understand it is in the seven-figures. Belly wants to reinvent customer loyalty rewards through gamification and digital check-ins.
But the startup has a slightly different take on how to achieve this. Merchants pay a monthly subscription unlimited Belly cards to hand out to customers, in-store marketing materials and secure access to customer data that reveals sales, points and redemption data, as well as insights into foot traffic and card usage patterns. Belly: Rewards you want at the places you love. Shopmium - « Exclusive offers » in your nearby store. SpotMe Payments - Split bills and split rent with roommates, family and friends on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. SpotMe Payments: A Great App For Settling Up. SpotMe, a handy little tool for sharing expenses in groups, is now a top 10 mobile app in the finance category and a featured app in Apple’s App Store Rewind 2011.
Zornitza Stefanova, the CEO of SpotMe’s maker Boomerang Digital, describes the app as “a social messenger for payments.” What that means is that the app takes over the often uncomfortable job of having to ask your friends for the money they owe – it does that for you. An early version of the app was launched this July, but the most recent update just arrived mid-December, bringing with it helpful new features like messaging and email summaries. After installation, you can sign up for an account using Facebook and then add friends to a group by pulling their info from your phone’s address book or by typing in an email manually.
It’s really fast to set up the bill you’re splitting, the money you lent, the rent, or any other expense you want to split with others. We definitely needed an app for that. Data Crawling, Visualization & Analysis. Y Combinator Startup Priceonomics Tells You How Much To Pay For Any Used Product. You want the best price on things you buy second hand, but finding out how much you should pay is a hassle. Removing this friction from a lucrative part of the purchase funnel is the goal of Priceonomics. The first startup out of the winter 2012 Y Combinator batch, Priceonomics has crawled the web to compile its next-generation price guide. It launches today featuring 10 million prices on 50,000 products, and plans to expand across verticals soon.
Farfetch - Designer Luxury Fashion for Men & Women. Online Marketplace For Designer Fashion Boutiques FarFetch Raises $18M From Index Ventures. FarFetch, and online marketplace for independent fashion boutiques, has raised $18 million in funding from Index Ventures, eVenture Capital Partners and existing investor Advent Venture Partners. This brings FarFetch’s total funding to $24 million. Launched in 2008, Farfetch.com is marketplace which brings independent fashion boutiques from Europe and North America under one roof. The London-based company offers a curated network of online boutiques from designer brands like Fendi, Gucci, and Chloé as well as from emerging designers. Currently the site offers clothing for both men and women, and includes over 35,000 products. The company says its is currently seeing an annual sales growth rate of 204 percent. The new round of funding will be used to expand and deepen FarFetch’s brand and operational presence in its existing markets across Europe and North America, and for strategic growth efforts into new markets in the United States and Brazil and Asia.
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JolieBox, which is basically a French version of Birchbox, has just acquired the Spanish version of Birchbox, a service known as Glamourum. The acquisition comes a few months following the company’s Series A with Alven Capital, and the acquisition of its U.K. competitor Boudoir Privé. Le Concept - Birchbox. Discover your next everything. Reply Relaunches MerchantCircle As A More Consumer-Focused Merchant Marketplace. As we reported last year, Reply acquired online marketing network for small business owners MerchantCircle.
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Edocr Integrates With Zendesk To Allow Embedded Documents. It’s been a few years since edocr appeared on the scene to allow people to share, edit and organise documents, not unlike Slideshare. To be honest I thought they’d disappeared but it turns out they are out of the startup ‘trough of despondency’ and getting somewhere. Founder CEO Manoj Ranaweera tells me they now have over 26,000 users and are growing at 33% monthly. They’ve also now integrated with customer service giant Zendesk. Using edocr with Zendesk means you can now embed documents into your Zendesk forums or in tickets with a drag and drop interface without having to update links to a document or having outdated information presented customers. Dealupa: The best daily deals in one place!
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This latest round of funding adds to a seven-figure round raised by the startup from Lightbank, the venture firm founded by Groupon co-founders Eric Lefkofsky and Brad Keywell. Product Problem Support, Troubleshooting Help & Repair Answers – Fixya. Consumr Product Reviews & Barcode Scanner for Beauty, Baby, Electronics, Food and More.
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Rocket Internet. InSparq. Backed By Google Ventures, Greylock & Matrix, Sold Launches A Mobile Service That Takes The Hassle Out Of Selling Online. While eCommerce has exploded over the last decade, digital marketplaces still suffer the same nagging user experience flaws they always have — particularly person-to-person marketplaces. It probably hasn’t been that long since you heard someone mutter “craigslist is creepy,” or lament about digital payments, security issues or about how it takes forever to sell something on eBay.
Many startups have taken the “let’s build a better craigslist” approach and attempt to build a whole new marketplace, mobile or otherwise. But building a marketplace is tough and requires time. There’s the matter of manufacturing and maintaining trust and quality, creating liquidity and building up both sides of the marketplace –i.e. having an equal amount of buyers and sellers — all difficult to do. Loja de Móveis e Artigos de Decoração. Greentape Brings Reviews To Consumers And Data To Merchants. With a plan of making product ratings social, Greentape is launching a new app that they hope will bring in-store product reviews to consumers while (hopefully) spawning more product purchases for merchants.
The team is demoing this new app at TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2013. Greentape works like this: Consumers download the app, and as they move throughout a retail store the location aware app notifies them about products with the active user reviews as they pass by those products. It is accurate to about 3 feet or so, according to CEO Chris Daltas. Virtusize - The virtual fitting solution. FixYa’s New FixBoard Allows Companies To Track Customer Support Trends. FixYa, a Q&A site where consumers can seek advice from product experts, is launching a new feature today called the FixBoard, which should make the site more useful to big consumer brands. Brand insights, competitive analysis, actionable intelligence with Fixboard. Product Problem Support, Troubleshooting Help & Repair Answers – Fixya.
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