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“Instead of teaming up with a more traditional investor or taking out a loan, some startup fashion brands are choosing to give their factory owners a stake in the business.”

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Decoded Fashion - Fashion Tech Daily
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“The e-marketplace, which calls itself the Amazon of South Korea, just raised $300 million to grow beyond its $2 billion in annual sales. Founder and CEO Bom Kim discusses the keys to its success and what it plans to do with all that cash.”

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Decoded Fashion - Fashion Tech Daily - Coupang
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“Misfit Wearables, maker of the jewelry-like Shine activity tracker and the less-costly Flash tracker, has raised $40 million in funding from Chinese smartphone company Xiaomi and other investors, as it ramps up product development.”

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Decoded Fashion - Fashion Tech Daily - Misfit Wearables
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“Carousell, a mobile app marketplace that lets sellers upload items with a few taps on their smartphones, has raised $6 million in Series A funding led by Sequoia Capital. The Singaporean startup’s existing investors, Rakuten Ventures, Golden Gate Ventures, 500 Startups, and serial entrepreneur Darius Cheung, also returned for this round, which brings Carousell’s total raised so far to $6.8 million.”

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Decoded Fashion - Fashion Tech Daily - Carousell
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“Whether it’s a card game or a whole gaming console, the crowdfunding transaction is more than just finance. It’s tribal. It’s a movement.”

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Decoded Fashion - Fashion Tech Daily
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“Bitcoin startup Coinbase is seeking to raise another round of funding, which could add $50 million in new capital before it’s finished. According to sources, however, the company has faced headwinds in the fundraising process that may limit the total amount raised.”

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Decoded Fashion - Fashion Tech Daily - Coinbase
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“Global payment services provider BlueSnap has raised $50 million in a round of growth financing as the battle over who will rule the register both in stores and online heats up.”

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Decoded Fashion - Fashion Tech Daily - BlueSnap
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“The Idle Man, the online destination for ‘fashion-savvy’ men founded by former head of menswear at Asos, Oliver Tezcan, has secured a follow on round of investment of 1.2 million dollars. The online retailer has seen growth of 40 percent month-on-month, since its launch in May this year, and the funding from private equity house Foresight Nottingham fund will assist with its continued growth and expansion. In addition to the funding, The Idle Man has also bolstered its senior management team with the appointment of Amanda Minshull-Beech, former finance director of Amazon Europe.”

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Decoded Fashion - Fashion Tech Daily - The Idle Man
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“With this new investment, Product Hunt will begin expanding beyond its core audience of makers [and] UX designers […] trawling for the next big app.”

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Decoded Fashion - Fashion Tech Daily - Product Hunt
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“Today [Ometria] is disclosing that it’s raised a further $500,000 in seed funding, adding another 17 investors. Once again, these span well-known individuals from the UK’s tech startup and e-commerce industry, including Alicia Navarro and Joe Stepniewski (founders of Skimlinks), Andreas Andreou (Commercial Director at Quidco), James Bromley (COO of Swiftkey), Jack Graham (founder of Raw Press Juice), and Luke Aviet (MD of AOL Advertising Europe). The early stage technology VC fund SaatchInvest also participated in this round.”

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Decoded Fashion - Fashion Tech Daily - Ometria