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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.

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Photoslurp receives investment to expand in Europe

Photoslurp receives investment to expand in Europe

Photoslurp, a Spanish visual commerce platform, just received an investment of 750,000 euros. The funding round was led by Spanish VC firm Inveready Technology Investment Group and joined by Bankinter VC, Caixa Capital Risc and ICF. Photoslurp wants to use this money to further expand in Europe. Continue reading

Lightspeed raises 141 million euros

Lightspeed raises 141 million euros

Lightspeed, which provides services to (online) retailers and restaurants, has closed a 166 million dollar (€141 million) investment. The series D round was led by institutional investor CDPQ, which invested about 115 million euros. Part of the money will go to its European office, where the R&D division will grow significantly. Continue reading

Dutch pricing tool Omnia Retail raises millions

Dutch pricing tool Omnia Retail raises millions

Omnia Retail, a Dutch pricing and marketing automation software company, has raised several millions of euros. The money comes from Dutch investment firm Connected Capital and will be used for Omnia’s international growth ambitions. Continue reading

Shipping tool SendCloud raises €5 million

Shipping tool SendCloud raises €5 million

Ecommerce shipping tool SendCloud has raised 5 million euros thanks to investors henQ, BOM and TiiN Capital. With the fresh funding, the Dutch scale-up wants to further improve the ecommerce logistics in Europe and thus expand their presence on this continent. Continue reading

Zalando co-owns fashion wholesale platform FashionTrade.com

Zalando co-owns fashion wholesale platform 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

Online pharmacy Zur Rose launches IPO on SIX Swiss Exchange

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

B2B sales system Traede gets €470,000 investment

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

European lamp shop Lampenwelt receives €120 million funding

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

Ecommerce software Oxatis raises €5 million

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 raises seed round at €8 million valuation

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

German eyewear retailer Brillen.de raises €45mn

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 raises €17.5 million to accelerate growth in Europe

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

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

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

Amazon challenger Crowdfox raises €5 million

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