New Facebook accelerator opens to European startups working on ecommerce solutions

Facebook has announced that applications are open for ‘Facebook Accelerator: Commerce’, which is welcoming startup teams from Europe, Middle East and Africa who are developing e-commerce solutions. Such tools could be AI-powered catalogue management or immersive shopping experiences using AR; any solution that helps “bridge the gap between online and in-store experiences.” The new initiative […]

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Turkish furniture marketplace Vivense raises $130 million, will expand to UK

Vivense, a Turkish online marketplace for furniture, has secured a $130 million investment from Turkish private equity fund Actera Group, Webrazzi reports. The funding will fuel the company’s continued growth in Turkey and ignite its global expansion plans, starting from the UK this year.  Based in Istanbul, the company complements its online sales channels with […]

France-based DataHawk raises €1.2 million in seed round for its platform that optimises the Amazon selling experience

DataHawk Technologies, a French tech company that develops a self-service software solution to help brands and retailers increase their sales and margins on Amazon, has raised €1.2 million in seed financing led by Axeleo Capital, with the participation of business angels. This financing round will give DataHawk enough resources to accelerate its growth, expand the […]

Berlin-based Mister Spex scores €65 million in funding; has eyes on new channels and markets

Mister Spex, Europe’s online optician has closed a €65 million financing round led by The Büll Family Office with the participation of existing investors (including Grazia Equity, Stephan Schambach, and Ehssan Dariani). The company plans on using the fresh capital for further store expansion and internationalisation. “With the current round of financing, we will continue […]