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

 

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.


BK

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

 

“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.


techcrunch

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

 

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


bk

11 Canadian tech companies to watch in 2019

 

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


fastcompany

Introducing Eight Sleep’s new biometric-monitoring smart bed

 

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


techcrunch

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

 

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.


businessinsider

Walmart and Deliv have ended their grocery delivery partnership

 

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


techcrunch

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

 

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.


finsmes

Zilingo raises $226M in Series D funding

 

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


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Amira Zubairi

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.