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TouchBistro raises $158 Million CAD in Series E funding

TouchBistro has raised $158 million CAD in a Series E round of funding that saw participation from a large number of investors.


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Darkstore raises $21 million Series B round

Darkstore, the tech-driven fulfillment solution to enable e-commerce companies to offer same-day delivery, just raised a $21 million Series B round led by EQT Ventures.


Brazilian eCommerce startup MadeiraMadeira raises US$110 million

MadeiraMadeira is the fifth Brazilian company to receive investment from Softbank, the other startups being QuintoAndar, Volanty, Gympass, and Creditas.


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Shopify allowing US merchants to sell CBD products online

Shopify is allowing US merchants to sell hemp and hemp-derived CBD products online and in brick-and-mortar locations based in areas where it’s legal.


E-commerce logistics Shipper secures US$5M from Lightspeed Ventures, Floodgate Ventures, Insignia Ventures Partners, Y Combinator

The Indonesia-based startup is a part of the Y Combinator’s winter 2019 batch.


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Lift & Co. closes $3.5 million private placement following platform launch

Toronto-based tech and cannabis startup Lift & Co. has raised $3.5 million in a private placement, following the launch of its cannabis data platform.


TechCrunch

Clutter acquires The Storage Fox for $152M to add self-storage to its on-demand platform

Ari Mir, Clutter’s co-founder and CEO, added in an interview that Clutter did not need to raise any extra funding to finance this acquisition, but said his company is likely to be taking on more financing in the future for growth.


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Bunz locks down employee BTZ wallets as former admins lead mass exodus

Following Bunz’s reduction of merchants that can accept its BTZ currency, Bunz Facebook groups have defected from the Bunz brand, rebranding to Palz.


Casper’s CBD gummies are here to help you sleep when a mere mattress isn’t enough

Casper wants to help you get in the mood to sleep even before you lie down on one of its beds.


Capital One launches two new Walmart credit cards

“Walmart’s mission has always been to help customers save money so that they can live better, and our new credit card program…is squarely aligned with that mission.”


Jeff Bezos just announced an ambitious climate pledge that aims to make Amazon carbon neutral by 2040

As part of the pledge, Amazon said it will meet the sustainability goals of the United Nations Paris Agreement 10 years early, and by 2040, the company will be carbon neutral.


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Caitlin Hotchkiss

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