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Tiger Global backs SaaS omnichannel social commerce platform SleekFlow in $8M funding

SleekFlow, which helps businesses build customer flow automation from messaging and live video to transactions, has closed $8 million Series A...

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Shopify breaks out of the website with 100+ new features including NFTs, local shopping and more

Shopify made a name for itself in its early days with a platform for letting retailers keen to establish their own online shops an easy and quick way...

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Indonesian hyperlocal social commerce app Super gets $70M led by NEA

Super, the Indonesian social commerce startup focused on small towns and rural areas, announced today it has raised an oversubscribed $70 million...

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Pinterest addresses the TikTok threat in its first quarter earnings

Pinterest may have beat on revenue and earnings in the first quarter, but the company is not out of the woods yet when it comes to carving out a...

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How social commerce is bridging Southeast Asia’s infrastructure gaps

Today social networks are more powerful than ever, and startups and corporations are innovating new commerce models that leverage the greater reach...

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Aemi eases the challenges of social commerce in Vietnam

Social commerce sellers can be as small as one person selling products to their followers on social media platforms like Instagram or Facebook. Many...

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Social commerce platform Tushop set for Kenya growth after raising $3 million pre-seed funding

Tupshop is a social commerce platform powering group-buying in Kenya. The startup uses community leaders who collect the orders and do last-mile...

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Zapt is now Trela; aims to remove the middleman from group food shopping

The inspiration for Brazil-based Trela came from a person buying food for their neighbors directly from suppliers rather than the grocery store.

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Opaper takes the friction out of social commerce

While working her way through grad school, Opaper founder Joan McIntosh ran an online bakery. “I would wake up at 3AM, 4AM, go to a commercial...

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Indian social commerce DealShare bags $45 million from ADIA, eyes international expansion

Abu Dhabi Investment Authority is backing the Indian social commerce startup DealShare, joining a roster of marquee investors doubling down on...

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Voila raises $6M for its AI-powered storefronts for online creators

Voila, a startup building infrastructure for social commerce, is bringing concepts from China’s e-commerce market to the U.S. The company...

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Fast-growing livestream shopping platform Whatnot acquires Pastel Labs, hires VP of engineering

Livestream shopping platform Whatnot has come a long way from being run out of a garage in Phoenix to now a 120-person company, valued at $1.5...

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Egyptian social commerce startup Brimore raises $25M led by IFC and Endure Capital

The Egyptian social e-commerce market will be worth over $14.8 billion by 2024. The opportunity in the market can be attributed to the growth in...

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Focused on smaller cities, Vietnamese social commerce startup Mio raises $8M Series A

Mio, the Vietnamese social commerce platform, has raised an $8 million Series A, less than a year after announcing its seed round. The funding was...

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Southeast Asian startups to watch in 2022

As someone who covers Southeast Asia startups and funding stories, the best word I can think of to describe 2021 is “whoa!” This was the year...

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E-commerce marketplace The List checks off new funding, new app

The new app is an extension of The List's e-commerce marketplace, merging content, social networking and live commerce.

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Walmart will be the first retailer to test Twitter’s new livestream shopping platform

Twitter’s e-commerce initiatives now include livestream shopping and Walmart will be the first retailer to test the new platform. Over the past...

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Brazilian social commerce marketplace Facily quietly raises $366M in less than a year, now valued at $850M

Facily, a São Paulo-based social commerce marketplace, has quietly raised over $366 million in funding across four different rounds over the last...

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Singapore-based TreeDots gets $11M Series A to cut food waste in Asia

Every year, tons of food ends up in landfills because of cosmetic issues (they won’t look nice in stores) or inefficiencies in the supply chain....

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Social Chat launches with $6M to bring brands closer to their customers

Social Chat was founded on the premise that social commerce should be the standard for every store, and it may very well be soon.

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Tiger and Falcon look to double down on Indian social commerce startup DealShare

Tiger Global and Falcon Edge Capital are looking to double down on their bets on DealShare, becoming the latest high-profile investors to go all-in...

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Google in talks to invest in Facebook-backed Indian social commerce Meesho

Google has held discussions to invest over $50 million in Indian social commerce startup Meesho, which recently secured $570 million in a financing...

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Tiger Global backs Favo, which is building an easier way for Latin Americans to order groceries online

Favo enables under-employed entrepreneurs to create new income streams through steady sales commissions from their own local grocery network.

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Indian social commerce Meesho raises $570 million at $4.9 billion valuation

Meesho has more than doubled its valuation in less than six months to $4.9 billion as a number of high-profile investors back the social commerce...

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Indonesian halal-focused social commerce startup Evermos lands $30M Series B

Evermos is an Indonesian social commerce startup with two goals: to let people earn extra income by opening online stores without spending capital...

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Going after social commerce for sportspeople, Millions gets $10M

Millions.co, a social commerce platform geared toward professional and semi-professional athletes wanting help to monetize their fanbase by selling...

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Commercetools raises $140M at a $1.9B valuation as ‘headless’ commerce continues to boom

E-commerce these days is now a major part of every retailer’s strategy, so technology builders and platforms that are helping them compete...

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Flip bags $28M to turn beauty, wellness social commerce on its head

Flip mixes a live commerce mobile app with real customer reviews to improve the buying experience and opportunity for the creator economy.

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