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Shoptalk raises $2 million to launch Shoptalk Europe

Shoptalk, a U.S.-based retail and e-commerce conference, has raised $2 million to support the release of Shoptalk Europe.With the new funding, Shoptalk has raised over $4.5 million to date. The investment was led by New York-based Primary Venture Partners with contributions from San Francisco-based Commerce Ventures and individual partners from Bain Capital Ventures and New Enterprise Associates. “Shoptalk has successfully …

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LaFabric raises $3.5 million to expand made-to-order pop-up shops

LaFabric, a Tokyo based custom order online men’s retailer, has raised ¥400 million ($3.5 million at current exchange) in venture capital funding. The investment was made by Chibagin Capital, Future Venture Capital, IMJ Investment Partners Japan and Nissay Capital. Angels that contributed to the round include Kotaro Chiba, founder of Colopl and Shingo Iwata, CEO of Mitsu-boshi Textile Group, The Bridge reports. Yuichiro …

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Intel announces $100 million retail tech investment focus

Intel has launched an Internet of Things retail software, aimed at transforming the retail industry through smart and connected solutions.  The company is focused on creating  what they call “enjoyable experiences,” and with IoT, hopes to make the shopping experience easier by tracking store inventory and responding to customer requirements in real time. At the National Retail Federation on Sunday, …

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Scandit raises $7.5 million in Series A funding to expand into U.S. and Europe

Scandit, a Zurich, Switzerland-based barcode scanning solution for retailers, has raised $7.5 million in Series A funding. The investment came from Atomico, a global venture capital firm based in London. “What Samuel and his team have achieved is testament to a winning combination of an exceptional product and team,” Teddi Wardi, a partner at Atomico, said in a statement. “They …

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