R|T: The Retail Times – The evolution of Mailchimp

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Aislelabs expanding to Europe with new UK office(BETAKIT)

Aislelabs, a Toronto-based provider of enterprise-grade guest WiFi platforms, has announced the opening of its new UK-based office, as the company looks to build out its global expansion.

Dell Technologies World, Day 3 – Technology’s role in making people happy, an interview with Joshua Jackson, and more(ITWORLDCANADA)

We got a chance to speak with Dell EMC’s new Canadian channel chief and the co-founders of Liquid Media Group, an integrated global studio based in Vancouver, on Day 3 of Dell Technologies World.

Walmart beats on earnings in Q1, with US e-commerce up by 37%(TECHCRUNCH)

The company also beat analyst estimates for the quarter, with earnings per share of $1.13 versus $1.02 expected, and revenue of $123.93 billion compared to estimates of $125.03 billion.

Shopify expands native ad options for online marketing(BETAKIT)

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.

New Adobe offering helps small and mid-sized businesses sell beyond Amazon(ADWEEK)

Software company Adobe is introducing Magento Commerce-branded stores, which it says will help Amazon sellers set up storefronts outside of the ecommerce giant “in record time” and provide a superior experience to customers.

Amazon leads €515 million mega-round in London-based food delivery unicorn Deliveroo(EU-STARTUPS)

UK-based food delivery giant Deliveroo has raised a €515 million Series G funding round led by Amazon.

Mailchimp’s Ben Chestnut on bootstrapping a startup to $700M in revenue(TECHCRUNCH)

The evolution of Mailchimp — a notable, bootstrapped outlier out of Atlanta, Ga., that provides email and other marketing services to smaller businesses — tells a very different story of tech startup success.

Retail Zipline secures $9.6M in Series A funding(FINSMES)

The round was led by Emergence with participation from Serena Williams through her venture capital firm, Serena Ventures.

Israeli startup Aleph Farms raises $11.65 million to create steaks(FORBES)

Aleph Farms, a startup co-founded in 2017 by Israeli food-tech incubator The Kitchen, has just completed a financing round of $11.65 million.

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