Posts Tagged ‘growth’

Wal-Mart pushing hard to catch Amazon in e-commerce

Packages moving along a conveyor belt inside a Wal-Mart fulfilment centre in Pennsylvania. The vigour of Wal-Marts online investments today contrasts with its initial reticence in e-commerce, which was due to worries that growth of online shopping would cut into sales at brick-and-mortar stores.

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Kidizen raises $3.2M for a kids’ clothes resale app with a social twist

Kidizen, a marketplace for secondhand childrens apparel, has raised $3.2 million in Series A funding, the company announced today. The funding was led by Chicago-basedOrigin Ventures, which backed the startup following its more than 100 percent year-over-year growth in 2016 which has allowedthe business to reach more than a quarter million registered users across the U.S. Also participating in the round were Royal Street Ventures, Corigin Ventures and MergeLane.

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LeoLabs raises $4M to build out its space debris collision avoidance network

Low-Earth orbit is a prime candidate for explosive commercial growth, but its also aspace where the risk of actual explosions resulting from debris impact is a legitimate concern for businesses focused on the opportunity. Thats the problem LeoLabs aims to address, a startup spun out of SRI International to detect, map and help avoid collisions with debris and objects floating in low-Earth orbit (LEO).

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Snap values itself at nearly $24B with its IPO pricing

Snap has given a final price for its IPO, setting the companys valuation at nearly $24 billion with a price of $17 per share, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal. With that, it looks like Wall Street had plenty of appetite for Snap despite multiple major concerns about the companys business.

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Data.world raises $18.7 million to remedy our post-fact society

As our societycontinues to devalue facts and statistics, Data.world, a two year old data collaboration startup out ofAustin, Texas, is fighting back with its passionate community of data nerds. Today the company is announcing a$18.7 million Series B led byPat Ryans family investment group to further build out its platform for aggregating and analyzing data.

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Alibaba Group expands presence in Australia, New Zealand

Global domination: Alibaba is setting its sights on conquering the Australian and New Zealand markets next. Reuters SYDNEY: Chinese online retailer Alibaba Group opened its Australian and New Zealand headquarters in Melbourne on Feb 4, its first expansion in the region as it seeks to tap growing global demand for products from the two countries.

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