A theory about the current IPO market

TechCrunch

And the late-stage venture capital markets, along with the changing value of tech stocks and the huge boom in consumer (retail) investing.

Flora poised to bloom as sustainable brand marketplace launches this year

TechCrunch

Kaya was also in investment banking at Goldman Sachs, focused on consumer retail M&A. E-commerce roll-up startup Flora emerged from stealth mode with $9 million in seed funding from an investor group that included Lux Capital, Correlation Ventures, Climate Capital and Gokul Rajaram.

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Balance raises $56M to tip the one-click checkout scales in favor of B2B merchants

TechCrunch

There are many companies bringing one-click checkout to the direct-to-consumer marketplace, but few are developing similar tools for the business-to-business marketplace. It targets legacy industries not as digitally savvy in payments, including lumber, chemicals, steel, retail and food.

Survey Results – COVID-19 Ignited a Small Business Renaissance

Smart Hustle Magazine

This might seem surprising, given the abundance of available retail space — and plummeting rents — brought on by the pandemic, but e-commerce has truly changed the face of direct to consumer retail.

This new app is helping Gen Z invest in cars, food, video games and other ‘themes’

TechCrunch

The pair teamed up in 2020 to build Scout – an alternative to what Haddix described as retail investing apps that offer “no guidance,” or old-school large institutions with a “set it and forget it” mentality. “We Michael Haddix Jr.

StartupNation Radio: Shark Tank Tips and Success Stories

StartupNation

To purchase Makeup Junkie Bags, visit the official website at makeupjunkiebags.com , or if you’re a retailer, apply to become a wholesale retailer here. On today’s episode of StartupNation Radio, Jeff is joined by leading business coach and co-host, Jon Dwoskin.

4 Reasons Why Choosing the Right Business Model is a Make-or-Break Decision

StartupNation

After all, there are significant differences between B2B brands and a direct-to-consumer retailer. When launching a startup, most entrepreneurs are focused on fine-tuning their product or service.

Get to Know Richard de Silva of Highland Capital

Both Sides of the Table

At the time consumer internet venture capital was still suffering from the collapse of the Tech Bubble. They also have a separate $300 million fund focused on bricks-n-mortar consumer retail. I’ve just finished a week away from the office for Spring Break, which was much needed. I’m now back & ready for action. I took the opportunity this past week to publish summary notes of some of the VCs and entrepreneurs I had interviewed on This Week in VC.

Building a creator-focused OS

TechCrunch

The startup is building technology that may help grocery chains of all sizes go digital, take advantage of modern mobile technology, and generate more incomes via ads, while offering consumers more shopping options. The latter company was eventually bought by Quantum Retail.