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BetaKit

Aislelabs expanding to Europe with new UK office

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

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.


TechCrunch

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

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.


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.


AdWeek

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

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.


EU Startups

Amazon leads €515 million mega-round in London-based food delivery unicorn Deliveroo

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


TechCrunch

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

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.


FINSMES

Retail Zipline secures $9.6M in Series A funding

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


Forbes

Israeli startup Aleph Farms raises $11.65 million to create steaks

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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Caitlin Hotchkiss

Caitlin Hotchkiss

Content coordinator, social media smartypants, wordsmith, Human Workflow™. Exists primarily on coffee, cat pictures, German dance metal, and pro wrestling. I will fight for your right to the Oxford comma.