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Brentwood Associates Acquires Specialty Retailer Marshall Retail Group

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Brentwood Associates, a consumer-focused private equity investment firm just announced it has acquired Marshall Retail Group, a specialty retailer for high-foot-traffic marketplaces with locations in major casino-hotels and airports across the United States. The company’s retail concepts fall into three distinct and complementary categories- logo and sundry stores, fashion apparel, footwear and accessories stores and third party licensed brands. Michael ... Read More »

Theatro Bags $8.8M in Series A Funding

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Theatro, a company that pioneered voice controlled wearable communications devices for hourly workers in the retail, hospitality and manufacturing market segments, announced today that it has closed a $5 million investment from Khosla Ventures in a Series A round. The Series A financing builds on the continued momentum of the company since announcing the commercial availability of their SaaS offering ... Read More »

Edgecase Brings New Approach to Navigating Online Retailers

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The company previously known as Compare Metrics is relaunching today under the name Edgecase, with a new name and an upgraded product. Executives say Edgecase works with online shopping sites to rethink their navigation experience. CEO and co-founder Garrett Eastham said the conversion rates of online stores often trail behind brick-and-mortar stores, which he attributes to digital commerce platforms being ... Read More »

Amazon Acquires Twitch

Screenshot 2014-08-26 14.30.22, Inc. has announced the acquisition of Twitch Interactive, Inc. a live video platform for gamers. In July, over 55 million unique visitor viewed over 15 billion minutes of content on Twitch produced by over one million broadcasters, including individual gamers, pro players, publishers, developers, media outlets, conventions and stadium-filling esports organizations. Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of, said ... Read More »