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Walmart continues M&A spree with acquisition of lingerie retailer Bare Necessities – TechCrunch

Walmart continues M&A spree with acquisition of lingerie retailer Bare Necessities – TechCrunch Walmart continues to beef up its portfolio of digital brands, announcing on Friday that it had acquired Bare Necessities, an online retailer of lingerie, swimwear, hosiery and other intimates. Walmart declined to disclose the terms of the …

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Meet the woman leading Accel’s consumer growth investments – TechCrunch

Meet the woman leading Accel’s consumer growth investments – TechCrunch As it approaches its 35th year in the venture capital business, Accel is staying true to its promise to continue passing the torch to the younger generation of investors. This week, the firm brought on Maya Noeth as a principal leading its …

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Tiger Global is in talks to invest in cryptocurrency unicorn Coinbase at $8B valuation – TechCrunch

Tiger Global is in talks to invest in cryptocurrency unicorn Coinbase at $8B valuation – TechCrunch Days after reports emerged that Tiger Global had led the $245 million round for payments platform Stripe, the firm has set its sights on cryptocurrency trading platform Coinbase. The six-year-old company is in negotiations …

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Amazon makes offline retail push in India – TechCrunch

Amazon makes offline retail push in India – TechCrunch Amazon unleashed a flurry of new products this week at a U.S. press event, but halfway across the world, it is getting deeper into physical retail in the Indian market. The U.S. e-commerce giant is buying up 49 percent of More …

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GreyOrange raises $140M to develop fully-automated robotics for warehouses – TechCrunch

GreyOrange raises $140M to develop fully-automated robotics for warehouses – TechCrunch GreyOrange, a Singapore-headquartered firm that develops robots for warehouses, has pulled in a $140 million Series C funding round as it targets more expansion and growth. The company was started in 2011. Today it has five regional offices across the world — …

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Udaan, the e-commerce startup led by three former Flipkart executives, raises $225M – TechCrunch

Udaan, the e-commerce startup led by three former Flipkart executives, raises $225M – TechCrunch Looks like Sujeet Kumar, Amod Malviya and Vaibhav Gupta’s decision to jump ship from Flipkart to focus on their own venture is paying off. The trio announced this morning that their B2B e-commerce startup Udaan had …

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Xiaomi backs Indian consumer lending startup ZestMoney in $13.4M deal – TechCrunch

Xiaomi backs Indian consumer lending startup ZestMoney in $13.4M deal – TechCrunch Xiaomi has continued its investment in India after it led a $13.4 million round for fintech startup ZestMoney. The newly-public Chinese firm previously said it would invest up to $1 billion in India and Indian startups over a five-year …

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What I learned from Flipkart – TechCrunch

What I learned from Flipkart – TechCrunch Oliver Rippel Contributor Naspers’ global business to consumer subsidiaries and investments. Two weeks ago, Walmart  href=”https://techcrunch.com/2018/05/09/walmart-confirms-16b-flipkart-investment-giving-it-77-in-indias-e-commerce-leader/”>concluded its investments to acquire a majority stake in Flipkart. This is one of the largest transactions in e-commerce and in the internet space globally, with Walmart deploying US$16 billion to obtain …

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Walmart completes its $16 billion acquisition of Flipkart – TechCrunch

Walmart completes its $16 billion acquisition of Flipkart – TechCrunch Walmart announced over the weekend that it has completed a $16 billion investment in Flipkart that sees it become the majority owner of the Indian e-commerce company. The deal was first revealed back in May and now it has closed …

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Global unicorn exits hit multi-year high in 2018 – TechCrunch

Global unicorn exits hit multi-year high in 2018 – TechCrunch Joanna Glasner Contributor More posts by this contributor Boston-area startups are on pace to overtake NYC venture totals Home run exits happen stealthily for biotech Unicorn exits are taking flight. With the IPO window wide open, an apparent record number …

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