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Toronto-based intimates startup Knix raises $5.7 million in funding

Toronto-based Knix Wear, which has developed what it calls comfortable intimates for women, has raised $5.7 million in financing.


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TechCrunch

Robotics startup Picnic, known for its automated pizza assembly system, raises $5 million

The new funding will be used for product development, hiring and marketing.


Travelio raises $18 million for extended stay booking

The Jakarta-based online booking agency works with property owners and developers to furnish vacant apartment units and rent them out on either a short-term or extended-stay basis.


BetaKit

Today in funding ($10.26 million): Winterlight Labs, Casca

Two Canadian startups have announced fresh funding rounds to fuel their growth. Here’s the latest on who raised how much.


TechCrunch

Vinted, the second-hand clothes marketplace, raises $141M at a $1B+ valuation

It expects to sell €1.3 billion in clothes in 2019, and has seen sales grow 4x in the last 17 months.


London-based Trouva raises €19.8 million to further expand its unique object curation business across Europe

Launched in London in September 2015 and co-founded by Alex Loizou, Mandeep Singh and Glen Walker, Trouva has been ranked as one of the five most exciting high-growth UK startups in the Startups 100 Index 2019.


TechCrunch

Gorgias raises $14M to help e-commerce companies deliver faster (and more lucrative) customer service

Gorgias, a startup offering artificial intelligence tools for customer service and support, is announcing that it has raised $14 million in Series A funding.


An e-commerce platform serving unbanked customers in rural Kenya has raised $26 million

Unlike major players in the space, Copia has focused squarely on catering to low-income consumers who are underserved partly by virtue of living mainly outside urban areas.


TechCrunch

Beer-loving commerce startup TapRm raises $1.5M

Jason Sherman, founder and CEO of TapRm (pronounced “taproom”), says it’s time for beer-lovers to do more of their shopping online.


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