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“With new startups popping up practically every day, it can be easy to miss the ones that are truly innovative. These young companies are going beyond the basics of selling a product and effecting real change in a variety of industries.”

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“Fashion marketplace Poshmark, which lets women shop for items sold from others’ closets, is now able to authenticate the purchases of luxury goods through a new service it’s calling “Posh Concierge.” The addition puts the previously peer-to-peer marketplace on a more even playing field with regard to competitors in the luxury goods/high fashion resale space like The RealReal, thredUP, Twice and others.”

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“When Emily Weiss, founder and CEO of online beauty site Into the Gloss, decided to create a cosmetics line from scratch, she didn’t approach another company about doing a line of face creams and lip balms. She didn’t even put up an advertisement to lure buyers. She just created a new Instagram account—@glossier—and started taking notes.”

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“PocketMath, a Singapore-US startup specializing in mobile advertising, has landed a $10 million Series A funding round from Rakuten Ventures, the VC arm of Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten.”

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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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“The app was originally designed to serve you coupons for nearby stores—and it still does. But on Wednesday, Smith and company announced that they’ve added a new wrinkle. It’s called Cash Dash, and basically, it lets retailers push you promotions the minute you walk into a competitor’s store—or merely past it.”

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“The Hunt, a shopping site for items found on Pinterest, Instagram and Tumblr, is now available on Android.”

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“Despite a sputtering start on the Frankfurt stock exchange on October 2nd, German eCommerce start-up factory Rocket Internet AG is finally taking off. […] Here’s a look into some reasons why investors are climbing on board.”

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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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“There are already a gabazillion flash sale sites and apps available, but the Berkeley, California-based founders of Peach App believe that there is still room for innovation in the world of online impulse buying. Instead of just offering discounted goods, Peach lets customers name a price for its merchandise, most of which is women’s clothing and accessories from luxury brands. The catch is that users have just nine minutes to decide whether they want to bid or not.”

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