Tag: Shopify

  • Walmart acquiring Shopify is no longer a laughable idea

    Sujay Seetharaman  Feedvisor’s survey of Amazon marketplace merchants from 2017 and 2018 and some interesting trends surface.  Marketplace merchants are looking to keep their advertising costs low and are worried about rising fees on the Seattle-based company’s e-commerce platform. They’re also concerned about competition coming from Amazon as it continues to launch its own brands. […]

  • Africa Roundup: Lori Systems wins BFX Africa, Andela raises $40M, Jumia lends to SMEs, Safaricom launches incubator

    Jake Bright Contributor The technology training and job placement company Andela raised $40 million in Series C funding. The financing came from CRE Venture Capital, a Pan-African venture firm, with additional participation from DBL Partners, Amplo, Salesforce Ventures and Africa-focused TLcom Capital. Previous investors, including the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, GV and Spark Capital, also joined in funding. Andela says it will […]