Sweden’s Instabox to transform last-mile delivery with $90 million Series B led by EQT Ventures

Instabox, a Stockholm-based company providing last-mile deliveries for e-commerce brands, has closed a $90 million Series B round led by EQT Ventures to fuel continued expansion within and outside of the Nordics. Just last April, the company secured €36 million in financing at a €100 million valuation. The logistics company prides itself on its carbon-efficient […]


Italian startup Scalapay closes €40 million seed round for easy buy-now-pay-later integration

Milan-based startup Scalapay has landed a whopping €40 million seed round. The investment was led by Fasanara Capital, while Baleen Capital and Italian family office Ithaca Investments joined as well. The platform allows e-commerce merchants to offer buy-now-pay-later (BNPL) options to their customers. The Italian company says its financing tool increases average order value by […]

Creative Fabrica

Dutch startup Creative Fabrica raises $7 million to expand online marketplace for crafters

Amsterdam-based Creative Fabrica, a social marketplace for crafters, has raised $7 million in Series A funding to continue expanding. The round was led by Felix Capital, joined by FJ Labs with continued participation of Peak Capital.  Creative Fabrica helps marketers, designers, creatives and hobbyists find the right content for certain projects. Founders Anca Stefan and […]


Dutch e-commerce tool ChannelEngine raises €5 million Series A

ChannelEngine, a Dutch marketplace integration platform for e-commerce, has raised €5 million to pursue ambitious plans for global expansion. The Series A round was led by INKEF Capital, with participation from existing investor Airbridge Equity Partners. Founded in 2015, the startup’s platform helps brands and retailers to manage and optimise their product listings and orders […]


Italian e-grocery startup Cortilia raises €34 million to get fresh local food to people’s homes

Italian grocery delivery company Cortilia has closed a €34 million Series C round to fuel expansion as a sustainable B-corp. Claiming to be Italy’s ‘first online agricultural marketplace’, Cortilia is now a full stack e-commerce company with a catalogue of 2,500 food products. The service, currently active in the regions of Lombardy, Emilia-Romagna and Piedmont, […]


UK startup Reboxed raises £500,000 to compete in the refurbished electronics market

Brixton-based sustainable commerce startup reboxed has raised £500,000 in pre-seed funding this year, including a recent round of £350,000 from angel investors. The platform just launched in September, kicking off the London company’s ambitious (and admirable) sustainability goals. The team says its mission to ‘rehome’ 100 million mobile devices by 2030 in an effort to […]

Swedish consumer e-commerce giant BHG acquires online retailer Nordic Nest in €175 million deal

Nordic e-commerce powerhouse BHG has acquired 97.6% of Scandinavian design e-tailer Nordic Nest, it announced on Sunday (hat tip: Breakit). The deal values Nordic Nest, which was founded in Sweden back in 2002 (under the name Designonline), at approximately €175 million. The sellers of Nordic Nest include Nordstjernan, Philian Invest, Stella Capital, Jörgen Bödmar, its […]