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eBay is acquiring trading card marketplace TCGplayer for up to $295M

eBay is acquiring TCGplayer, an online marketplace for collectible trading card games, in a deal valued up to $295 million, the company announced on...

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Nautical Commerce sails away with new funding to bring marketplace tech to the masses

The company is boiling down the time it takes for businesses to create an e-commerce marketplace from two to three years to about 90 days.

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eBay acquires NFT marketplace KnownOrigin for an undisclosed sum

eBay announced today that it’s acquiring Manchester-based NFT marketplace KnownOrigin. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. eBay...

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eBay is launching an interactive live shopping platform

eBay announced today that it’s launching eBay Live, a dedicated shopping platform that gives users a way to purchase products in a live and...

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Tiger Global backs bttn, leading e-commerce infiltration of medical supplies

Over the past year, marketplace customers jumped from 300 to 7,000, while gross merchandise volume grew 1,000%.

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Etsy is launching a purchase protection program, investing $25M to cover refunds in some cases

The launch of the purchase protection program comes after more than 14,000 Etsy sellers went on strike as the platform increased its transaction fees.

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Amazon is launching an invite-based ordering option, starting with the PS5 and Xbox Series X

Amazon is launching a new invite-based ordering experience for high-demand, low-supply products. The company told TechCrunch that the purpose of the...

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Faire lands $416M extension from YC, Sequoia and others for online wholesale marketplace

Faire lands $416M extension for online wholesale marketplace that connects over 450,000 retailers globally to more than 70,000 brands from over 100...

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EU’s digital rule-book reboot could fumble dark patterns ban and trader checks, warns BEUC

When the European Commission presented its Digital Services Act (DSA) proposal in December 2020, it listed beefed up consumer protections as a...

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Migrante steps on the gas of vehicle leasing for gig workers in Latin America

The company develops secured loans for motorcycles, cars and trucks so borrowers can improve their income.

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ChannelEngine raises $50M for an operating system that helps retailers sell through marketplaces

Marketplaces are the order of the day when it comes to selling online, providing a one-stop shop for shoppers, and for retailers looking to target as...

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Coatue leads another infusion into Lunchbox, which sees ghost kitchens leading restaurant tech revolution

The New York-based company is developing online ordering tools for enterprise restaurant chains and ghost kitchens to act as a restaurant’s entire...

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eBay will now authenticate trading cards worth $750 or more

Online marketplace eBay is once again expanding its authentication service, this time to include support for authenticating valuable trading cards....

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Kindle’s China future in doubt after disappearing from online shelves

Since Kindle began shipping in China nearly nine years ago, the e-book giant has garnered a loyal following in the country. The journey has never...

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Fiverr rolls out new Pinterest-like personalized discovery feature

Freelance marketplace Fiverr is rolling out an interactive Pinterest-like mobile experience aimed at enabling users to engage with a constantly...

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Swimply raises $40M from Airbnb and Lime co-founders, VCs for its online pool marketplace

The concept of creating a marketplace for underutilized assets that can turn into a meaningful business for hosts is not a new one. And there is no...

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Learnerbly, a SaaS marketplace for L&D, secures $10M Series A led by Beringea

It was in 2017 that I covered the emergence and first funding of Learnerbly, a SaaS marketplace for professional development. Quite a lot has...

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4 strategies for setting marketplace take rates

One of the most important things founders should remember is that maximizing the take rate of the platform is not the goal.

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Promoted.ai takes in fresh capital to grow your marketplace

The company is answering the question of how you fairly come up with a way to share the attention between big and small sellers

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Pandemic-driven boom in e-commerce helps Huboo’s warehousing platform close $81M

Many e-commerce businesses run their entire order fulfillment process in-house because outsourcing it can be expensive. But the COVID-19 pandemic has...

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Flippa raises $11M to match online asset and business buyers, sellers

Flippa uses a proprietary business valuation tool and algorithm to match online business owners to qualified buyers.

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The network effect is anti-competitive

Social networks and online marketplace providers have become digital dictators with complete control over their territories.

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Egyptian furniture marketplace Homzmart lands $15M Series A for MENA expansion

In most parts of Africa and the Middle East, a consumer journey and experience in buying furniture is not fun. A typical shopping process would...

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Mexican unicorn Kavak raises a $485M Series D at a $4B valuation

Kavak, the Mexican startup that’s disrupted the used car market in Mexico and Argentina, today announced its Series D of $485 million, which now...

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Valoreo closes on $50M to roll up LatAm e-commerce brands

A new breed of startups is acquiring and growing small but promising third-party merchants, and building out their own economies of scale. And while...

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OptioLend launches new marketplace to become ‘the LendingTree of commercial real estate’

The commercial real estate industry is facing its share of challenges, considering the fact that so many people are working from home (and not in...

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Greycroft leads $3.5M into Breef, an online marketplace for ad agencies

Breef’s platform is democratizing how brands and boutique agencies connect with each other in the process of planning, scoping, pitching and paying...

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Sequoia leads $13M investment in Aalto, an online marketplace that lets homeowners sell directly to buyers

If you’ve ever sold a house, you know what a pain it is to go through the process of listing, showing and negotiating the sale of your home. It’s...

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