With the glut of startups raising $1 million+ in recent months, it's easy to forget how frickin' big you have to already be before raising a major VC round. So, at a recent startup gathering in Santiago, Chile, Ash Fontana of AngelList presented a ro[...]
Fab -- an e-commerce company selling curated designer goods -- is looking to raise more than $100 million in a funding round, at a total valuation north of $1 billion, according to TechCrunch.
Experienced product manager Jason Goldberg founded the[...]
Clothing returns costs retailers more than $11 billion globally each year, and is a particular problem for e-commerce shoppers. Fits.me -- an Estonian-founded startup currently based in London -- has developed some extremely innovative SaaS solutions[...]
The RealReal, an online consignment store for luxury goods, has raised a $14 million Series B round led by InterWest with Canaan Partners, Greycroft Partners, Novel TMT Ventures and others, according to TechCrunch.
This may or may not be a sign th[...]
The Hunt is a crowdsourced shopping site that basically lets users be professional apparel gumshoes, uploading photos from platforms like Pinterest, Instagram and elsewhere and helping others find must-have products. The company announced the closing[...]
BuyReply, who has built a platform for consumers to buy products from offline mediums like TV, print, newspapers and others using email, SMS and Twitter, has raised a $1 million seed funding round, according to TechCrunch. The round is led by Peter [...]
March 10, 2000 is often cited as the official peak of the dot-com bubble -- lives were ruined after that point. So it's interesting to see that in the immediate aftermath of the wreckage, talented coders and leaders were still flocking to the Valley[...]
India is an economic firecracker; for those who have lived here, you might also know that it's a wildly diverse place with over 1,500 languages spoken and a surprising array of cultures and tastes. So the fact that the country is about to go through [...]
We're a big fan of food startups here at StartupBook. You might say it's the only thing that justifies our existence -- finding food companies raising money, and subsequently excoriating those companies for being part of the Great Food Bubble 2013, w[...]
Fashion Project -- an online store where women can donate high-end designer items which are then available for re-purchase at marked-down prices, has raised a $1.8 million seed round from Atlas Ventures, High Peak Ventures, Schooner Capital, and [...]
In a blog post for Forbes, James Slavet of Greylock Ventures explains that there are currently only about 50 U.S. Internet companies that have ever been acquired or are currently worth $1 billion or more in the past two decades. None of them, by the [...]
GetNinjas, a Latin American local services marketplace, has raised a $3 million A round from Otto Ventures, Monashees and KaszeK Ventures, according to TechCrunch.
GetNinjas' online platform lets career professionals -- like nannies, illustrators [...]