Dutch e-commerce company SEOshop acquired by Canada’s Lightspeed; price undisclosed

Accel Partners-backed Lightspeed, a Canadian company that provides more than 26,000 retailers and restaurateurs with a mobile POS and commerce platform, has acquired Amsterdam-based e-commerce specialist SEOshop for an undisclosed sum (via StartupJuncture). Lightspeed says the combination with SEOshop will enable merchants to offer “a unified in-store and online omnichannel customer experience”. SEOshop currently serves […]

GeoPost enters the food delivery market, acquires 80% stake in Paris-based Resto-in

GeoPost, a European network for parcel delivery owned by France’s Le Groupe La Poste, has acquired a 80% majority stake in take-away food ordering and delivery startup Resto-in. Established in 2006, Resto-in offers an integrated premium delivery service to (currently more than 1,500) restaurants, operating in a number of French cities but also elsewhere in […]

Skyscanner opens three new offices (in London, Sofia and Budapest), nabs former Amazon exec to head up global engineering

Travel search juggernaut and ‘Eunicorn’ Skyscanner has announced three new offices – two engineering hubs in London’s Moorgate and Bulgarian capital Sofia, and a new mobile-focused office in Budapest – as part of “ambitious development plans”. Skyscanner was originally started in 2003 in Edinburgh, Scotland, and has gone through a period of accelerated growth in […]

Naspers sells its stakes in European e-commerce firms Netretail and Heureka to Rockaway Capital for more than €200 million

Rockaway Capital, a global investment firm based in San Francisco, Prague and Sao Paolo, today announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire 100% of Netretail, a big European online retailer, as well as online price comparison business Heureka. Netretail is a leading online retailer in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) with operations in […]