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For ecommerce startups it’s hard to exist without some serious money. Luckily there are investors who are always looking to put their money into interesting and promising companies, hoping to get more money out of them than they put in. On this page you’ll find articles we wrote about funding.

Zalando co-owns fashion wholesale platform FashionTrade.com

Fashiontrade.com

German online fashion platform Zalando and Danish fashion retailer Bestseller United have entered into a joint venture agreement for co-owning FashionTrade.com, a B2B online fashion wholesale marketplace. Bestseller was the sole owner, but Zalando now enters into the joint venture with a capital increase at FashionTrade. Continue reading

Online pharmacy Zur Rose launches IPO on SIX Swiss Exchange

Zur Rose

Zur Rose Group, one of the leading pure play online pharmacies in Europe, has launched its initial public offering. The company wants to use the funds raised primarily to accelerate its growth strategy and to further expand its position as pure play ecommerce pharmacy in Europe. Continue reading

B2B sales system Traede gets €470,000 investment

Danish B2B sales system Traede

The Danish company Traede, which offers a B2B sales system for brands, has received 3.5 million Danish kroner (about 470,000 euros) in funding from SEED Capital, the country’s largest early stage venture fund. Previously it received about 400,000 euros from Markedsmodningsfonden. Continue reading

European lamp shop Lampenwelt receives €120 million funding

Lampenwelt.de

Lampenwelt.de, a German online lighting shop that also operates local websites in other European countries, has received a major investment of 120 million euros from venture capital firm 3i. With this money, Lampenwelt wants to expand its online lamp-selling business across Europe. Continue reading

Ecommerce software Oxatis raises €5 million

Oxatis

French ecommerce solution Oxatis raised 5 million euros from Arkea Capital and prior backers A Plus Finance and Omnes Capital. With the fresh funding, the SaaS-based ecommerce solutions provider wants to further expand across Europe. Continue reading

MonkeyData raises seed round at €8 million valuation

MonkeyData

Ecommerce analytics company MonkeyData has successfully secured its second round of seed funding and is now valuated at 8 million euros. The Czech company wants to use the investment for product development and a continuation in the company’s global expansion. The next funding round (Series A) will be open to global investors. Continue reading

German eyewear retailer Brillen.de raises €45mn

Brillen.de

Multichannel retailer Brillen.de raised 45 million euros from Technology Crossover Ventures. It is said to be one of the largest VC financings in Germany this year. With the fresh funding, Brillen.de wants to fuel the company’s international expansion beyond the current markets of Germany, Austria, Spain and the United Kingdom. Continue reading

Global-e raises €17.5 million to accelerate growth in Europe

Global-e

Global-e, an Israeli ecommerce startup that enables retailers to go cross-border, has secured a 20 million dollar (€17.5 million) investment led by Red Dot Capital Partners. The cross-border company wants to use this capital to support and accelerate its growth and expansion in Europe. Continue reading

Dutch Takeaway.com considers IPO, valued at €1 billion

Takeaway.com

Food-order company Takeaway from the Netherlands is considering an initial public offering that could the service at more than 1 billion euros. Official details aren’t public yet, but news agency Bloomberg spoke to some people familiar with the matter. Continue reading

Amazon challenger Crowdfox raises €5 million

Crowdfox

Crowdfox, a German startup that wants to compete with Amazon, has raised a 5 million euros seed round from private investors. But the startup gets more than only fresh capital. The experience and network of the investing partners give Crowdfox some advantages with scaling the company; for the end of 2016 it has planned an international market entry. Continue reading

UK retail management software Brightpearl raises €10mn

Brightpearl

Multichannel retail management platform Brightpearl announced it has raised 11 million dollars (10.09 million euros). Venture investors, including Eden Ventures, MMC Ventures and Notion Capital funded the British company, who wants to use the money to accelerate growth of its US business. Continue reading

Online fashion retailer Lesara raises €15 million

Lesara

German online fashion and lifestyle retailer Lesara has raised 15 million euros in a Series B round. The leading investor is Northzone. Vorwerk Ventures is on board as co-investor, while existing investor Mangrove Capital also participated in this round. With the fresh funding, Lesara wants to further grow internationally and to expand its business in existing markets. Continue reading