R|T: The Retail Times – Mailchimp and Shopify break up

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Mailchimp’s Shopify integration removed, with both parties citing data and privacy concerns (BETAKIT)

“The data captured on behalf of our merchants belongs to those merchants, it’s as simple as that.” – Shopify

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What Carol Leaman learned from scaling a company and selling it to Google

Speaking to BetaKit ahead of her appearance at TechExit.io on April 10th in Vancouver, the serial CEO shared her lessons learned from leading multiple companies, and reflected on starting, growing, and eventually exiting PostRank.

Framebridge, the frame startup that thinks outside the box, is opening 2 physical stores (THEHUSTLE)

The storefronts will still send orders through to the company’s production facility, which will ship final products to end-users. But for folks who come in the store, the hope is that the experience is hyper-similar to using the website.

Opendoor raises $300M on a $3.8B valuation for its home marketplace (TECHCRUNCH)

This latest round included previous investor General Atlantic, with participation from Hawk Equity, the SoftBank Vision Fund, Access Technology Ventures, and others.

Endy expanding brick-and-mortar presence with immersive retail showroom

The showroom is the ecommerce mattress brand’s first retail showroom, outside of its partnership with Urban Barn.

Starbucks invests $100M in food, retail incubator(RESTAURANTDIVE)

The fund, which is expected to raise an additional $300 million, will identify and invest in companies that are creating products, technology and other solutions related for the food or retail segments.

It Just Got Easier To Spend Your Money On Instagram (BUZZFEEDNEWS)

The initial launch includes 20 different brands, including Zara, H&M, and Uniqlo.

How Harley Finkelstein went from lawyer to COO of Shopify (BETAKIT)

“I got this weird confidence when I was really young that entrepreneurship was something I could do.”

Amify raises its first venture round on a promise: to boost revenue for third-party sellers on Amazon (TECHCRUNCH)

Amify has raised $5.8 million in a Series A funding led by Mercury Fund.

Amazon and Worldpay are partnering to expand Amazon Pay acceptance (BUSINESSINSIDER)

The deal will give Amazon the ability to handle payments outside of its “walled garden,” the article states.


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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