R|T: The Retail Times – Endy goes brick-and-mortar

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Endy partners with Urban Barn to build brick-and-mortar presence(BETAKIT)

With this new partnership, Endy has opened 37 showrooms across the country that will allow users to test out the mattresses before buying them online.

Shopify reaches milestone, surpassing $1 billion in total revenue in 2018(BETAKIT)

“No other SaaS company has crossed the $1 billion revenue mark at a faster growth rate than Shopify has,” said Tobi Lütke, Shopify’s CEO.

Xiaomi-backed electric toothbrush Soocas raises $30 million Series C(TECHCRUNCH)

Electric toothbrushes are a relatively new concept to most Chinese consumers but the category is picking up steam fast.

11 Canadian tech companies to watch in 2019(BETAKIT)

Last year, Lightspeed made the list; this year, the company IPOs. Is your Canadian tech company one to watch in 2019?

Introducing Eight Sleep’s new biometric-monitoring smart bed(FASTCOMPANY)

Eight Sleep is no longer a mattress purveyor, but a health and wellness company focused on sleep.

BeliMobilGue raises $10M for its used-car sales platform in Indonesia(TECHCRUNCH)

BeliMobilGue, a used car sales platform in Indonesia, has fueled up with a $10 million Series round for the race to dominate the automotive market in Southeast Asia’s largest economy.

Walmart and Deliv have ended their grocery delivery partnership(BUSINESSINSIDER)

Multiple problems with the deliveries led both parties to agree to terminate the partnership.

Amazon, Western Union debut PayCode to sell goods in emerging markets and let shoppers pay in cash(TECHCRUNCH)

Amazon has partnered with Western Union to set up a service called PayCode, which lets people shop and pay for Amazon items using local currencies that would not have been accepted on the site before.

Zilingo raises $226M in Series D funding(FINSMES)

The company intends to use the capital to invest in technology and expand in the Philippines, Indonesia, and Australia during the current year.


Amira Zubairi

Amira Zubairi is a staff writer and content creator at BetaKit with a strong interest in Canadian startup, business, and legal tech news. In her free time, Amira indulges in baking desserts, working out, and watching legal shows.

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