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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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UK retail management software Brightpearl raises €10mn

UK retail management software Brightpearl raises €10mn

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

Online fashion retailer Lesara raises €15 million

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

Clothes marketplace Vestiaire Collective raises €33 million

Clothes marketplace Vestiaire Collective raises €33 million

Second-hand online seller Vestiaire Collective has picked up 33 million euros in a Series D round led by Eurazeo. The investment firm, which is one of Europe’s largest, has contributed 20 million euros. Other investors are Conde Nast, Balderton Capital, Ventech and IdInvest. With the money the pre-owned clothes marketplace wants to ramp up global expansion. Continue reading

Lengow secures €10 million funding

Lengow secures €10 million funding

Lengow, a company that sells ecommerce feed management software, has secured 10 million euros in Series B funding. The money, from European investors Serena Capital, BPI and Alven Capital, will be used to further expand its international growth. Continue reading

Made.com gets growth capital to accelerate its European cross border growth

Made.com gets growth capital to accelerate its European cross border growth

Made.com, a large furniture seller that is already active in the UK, France, Italy, Germany, Belgium and The Netherlands got funding to accelerate its European growth. At first to ‘agressively grow in those markets’ in which it sees plenty of room to continue it’s growth.
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Ecommerce search engine Loop54 from Sweden gets €537.000 investment

Ecommerce search engine Loop54 from Sweden gets €537.000 investment

Loop54, a self-learning product search engine for ecommerce, has secured 5 million kronor (536.668 euros) worth of funding. Swedish investment company Axel Johnson funded the company, together with Swedish government agency ALMI Invest and angel investor Erik Byrenius. Loop54 is now looking to expand its service abroad. Continue reading

Trustpilot closes €67 million Series D round

Trustpilot closes €67 million Series D round

Trustpilot has raised 73.5 million dollar, or 66.9 million euros, in a Series D investment round. The round was led by Vitruvian Partners, but previous investors DFJ Esprit, Index Ventures, Northzone and Seed Capital Denmark also contributed to the financing. Continue reading

Turkish online payment company Iyzico raises €5.74 million

Turkish online payment company Iyzico raises €5.74 million

Iyzico has raised a Series B funding of 16.5 million Turkish liras, or 5.74 million euros. The Turkish company, which provides a platform to let ecommerce sites and other apps easily accept online payments, has raised more than 8.5 million euros in total since it was founded three years ago. Continue reading

Twenga raises 10 million euros to accelerate its growth

Twenga raises 10 million euros to accelerate its growth

Marketing solutions provider Twenga has announced it raised 10 million euros from Idinvest Partners. With the fresh funding the French company wants to develop its ecommerce traffic acquisition solutions on an international scale. Continue reading

Home furnishing platform Lovethesign scores €3.7mn in funding

Home furnishing platform Lovethesign scores €3.7mn in funding

Home design ecommerce platform Lovethesign has announced it has received more than 3.7 million euros ($4 million) in Series A funding. The round was led by United Ventures and has also attracted some private investors from the Italian fashion and design industry. Continue reading

Shopify files for IPO

Shopify files for IPO

Ecommerce platform Shopify has announced its intent to go public. The Canadian company is said to have plans to raise up to 94 million euros ($100 million) in the IPO and will list under the symbol “SHOP” on the New York Stock exchange. Continue reading

Fashion platform Farfetch receives €78 million in fresh funding

Fashion platform Farfetch receives €78 million in fresh funding

Curated fashion platform Farfetch this week announced a €78 million round of investment, led by DST Global, with participation from existing investors Condé Nast International and Vitruvian Partners. The money will be used to further expand across the globe, such as launching websites in German and Spanish. Continue reading