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3 E-Commerce Trends Disrupting Black Friday

Christmas is quickly approaching, which only means one thing - lots of shopping data to analyse! Unsurprisingly, people are spending more money than ever buying goods online. In the US e-commerce spending is expected to reach USD70bn this holiday...

Read More27 Nov 15
Room For Improvement In Sharing Economy As Big Apps Struggle

The sharing economy is growing at a blistering pace with PWC expecting it to reach USD335bn in global revenue within 10 years - up from USD15bn in 2013. There are already several multi-billion dollar valuations for firms such as Uber, Airbnb and Lyft...

Read More15 Jun 15
5 Trends Shaping The Future Of Fashion E-Commerce

Fashion e-commerce still makes up a small percentage of the overall fashion retail industry, but as more and more people turn to apps and websites to browse, buy and discover clothes, investment in the space is climbing steadily. Nor are companies...

Read More14 Apr 15
4 Trends Shaping Fashion Tech

The worlds of tech and fashion continue to converge and nowhere is that more apparent than at London Fashion Week. There's fashion brand Hunter streaming its show to shopping centres, Burberry's #tweetcam hashtag, which triggers a camera to take pictures...

Read More26 Feb 15
10 Significant Investments Under USD10m

A blow-out December for multi-billion dollar funding rounds means it's investments at the top end of the scale that are in the limelight at the moment, but it's down at the other end of the funding spectrum where some of the most interesting activity is...

Read More20 Feb 15
4 Key Digital Deals Involving Drones, Dress Rentals, AI And New Year's Resolutions

There was little apparent sign of a slowdown in VC funding over the festive period. A company looking to make artificial intelligence accessible for all, a New Year’s resolution-keeping app, a drone maker looking to get more little flying devices in...

Read More05 Jan 15
Rent The Runway Lands USD60m For Fashion Rental Marketplace

Rent The Runway has raised USD60m in a round of Series D funding led by Technology Crossover Ventures, joined by Bain Capital Ventures, Highland Capital Partners, and Advance Publications. The company's platform allows users to rent desinger items and...

Read More23 Dec 14
The Renting Economy Is About More Than Holidays

Much of focus on the renting and sharing economy is about holiday homes, but mainstream acceptance of services like Airbnb is kindling uptake of the model in other sectors like clothes hire and text books. It’s about collaborative consumption using...

Read More05 Sep 14
Rent The Runway buys photo app Go Try It On

Clothes rental service Rent The Runway has acquired photo sharing app Go Try It On for an undisclosed fee. The deal means Marissa Evans, the founder of Go Try It On, will join Rent The Runway’s creative department. Rent The Runway provides an online...

Read More25 Jun 13
Rent the Runway reels in USD24.4m for online dress hire

Online dress hire site Rent the Runway has closed a USD24.4m funding round led by Advance Publications, parent company of Condé Nast, with participation from American Express, Novel TMT Ventures and existing investors Bain Capital Ventures, Highland...

Read More11 Mar 13
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