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“A fashion incubator initiative being launched in Colombia is in its early stages and aims to bring international and local buyers to Latin America. Trade association Inexmoda is kick-starting the program by giving five young designers a crash course in developing schemes that peak the interest of investors.”

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“Snapchat, the startup that raised money this year at around a $10 billion valuation without any revenue, will start making money from advertising soon.”

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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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“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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““PAST performance is no guarantee of future results,” warns the boilerplate language on a share offer. In the case of Rocket Internet’s €6.5 billion ($8.2 billion) initial public offering on October 2nd, it is even harder than usual to look at past performance, because there is no company quite like it. It is not a venture-capital firm, since it is much more hands-on and has a bigger stake in the startups it invests in. Nor is Rocket quite an “incubator” or “accelerator”, since it holds on to its young tech companies for longer and does much more than provide facilities and support.”

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“New York City is no Shenzhen when it comes to electronics manufacturing. But the city has seen a number of impressive hardware startups take root and grow.”

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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
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“Five years after launch, Missguided has grown into an $80 million dollar business rapidly expanding beyond its Brit borders, first to the U.S., with plans for France, Germany and Sweden to follow in 2015.”

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“New York Fashion Week is back again, and that means much more than designers’ new styles and runway models that occupy the official spotlight. It’s increasingly a chance for digital tech companies with an eye on retail and fashion to shine.

Two high-profile tech startups with their eye on high fashion have emerged from stealth in the past few weeks, Spring and DWNLD. Both are ostensibly products that could ultimately gain traction with a range of industries, but are clearly hoping to get noticed by the fashionistas first.”

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“An emerging set of platforms and services are making it easier for inventors to navigate the complex landscape of copyright and bring their ideas to market.”

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