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BetaKit

Shopify acquires Handshake, marking its third acquisition in six months

Shopify has acquired New York-based B2B ecommerce wholesale platform Handshake, to be integrated into the Canadian ecommerce giant’s growing Shopify Plus offering.



TechCrunch

Luckin leaves bitter aftertaste, now trading below IPO price

In the first few days following Luckin Coffee’s initial public offering, the stock chart for LK looked like a roller coaster. Now it’s looking more like a free fall.


Forbes

DoorDash is now worth $12.6 billion after new $600 million investment

Just three months after raising $400 million, DoorDash confirmed it has closed another $600 million with New York City hedge fund Darsana Capital Partners leading the round.


BetaKit

Shopify expands native ad options for online marketing

Shopify will soon be adding new native ad-buying functions for Facebook and Snapchat, as it looks to make it easier for merchants to access marketing campaigns through their online stores.


TechCrunch

Payment card startup Marqeta confirms $260M round at close to $2B valuation

Marqeta plans to use this growth round to continue building out its platform with an emphasis on global expansion, founder and CEO Jason Gardner said in an interview.


BetaKit

Toronto-based events e-commerce company AudienceView acquires Vendini

AudienceView, a Toronto-based company that produces e-commerce software for events and entertainment organizations, has acquired San Francisco-based Vendini, a ticketing and box office management company.


Mint

Ikea’s partner Ingka buys minority stake in home design startup Livspace

Online home design startup Livspace said Ingka Group, the franchise partner of furniture giant Ikea, has picked up a minority stake in the company.


TechCrunch

A young entrepreneur is building the Amazon of Bangladesh

Blending online and offline commerce, Deligram is one of a number of emerging startups in the country.


RetailDive

Mastercard, Samsung partner to safeguard digital identities

Mastercard and Samsung said in a press release that the two companies would team up to help consumers “conveniently and securely verify their digital identity on the mobile devices they use every day.”


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Caitlin Hotchkiss

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