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Second Closet raises $13.2 million to disrupt billion dollar self-storage market

Second Closet has raised $13.2 million in its latest round of funding to support its consumer-focused storage startup.


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Klarna CEO says ‘maybe’ to taking public Europe’s most valuable FinTech next year (but he’s not ruling out another round, either)

The toughest competition of all may come from Amazon and Google, which are increasingly embedding their payment systems — Amazon Pay and and Google Pay — into the sites of merchants.


Paris-based Ankorstore, the B2B marketplace redefining retail, raises €6 million to expand across Europe

Just two weeks after Ankorstore’s official launch, the Paris-based startup has closed their first round of funding at €6 million, led by Global Founders Capital, Alven and Aglaé Ventures.


Google Launchpad startup m.paani raises $5.5 Mn Series A funding

Mumbai-based loyalty and marketing startup m.paani on Wednesday (December 11) announced that it has raised $5.5 Mn in Series A funding.


TechCrunch

Clideo promises an easy way to make shoppable videos

Clideo says it can help marketers reach consumers in a smarter way, by making videos shoppable via an “interactive overlay.”


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DLT Labs launches blockchain freight and payment network with Walmart Canada

Toronto-based blockchain startup DLT Labs is partnering with Walmart Canada to launch a blockchain-based freight and payment network.


Jiji raises $21 million as competition with OList grows stiffer

Founded in 2014 by Ukrainians Anton Wolyansky and Vladimir Mnogoletniy, Jiji is one of the biggest classifieds listing company in Africa.


Nuro self-driving robots will deliver Walmart groceries in Houston

The van was designed to look friendly and not put the grocery bags at too high or low a level for customers to take them out when it pulls up to your home.


TechCrunch

Zetwerk, an 18-month-old Indian B2B marketplace for manufacturing items, raises $32M

Zetwerk, an Indian business-to-business marketplace for manufacturing items, has closed a significantly large financing round as it scales its operations in the nation and also helps local businesses find customers overseas.


Six stand out retail tech funding rounds in 2019

RTIH rounds up the retail technology ventures who have been making waves with major investments.


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Caitlin Hotchkiss

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