Friday, January 27, 2023

Planet Ark Environmental Foundation and Gumtree to educate Aussies on the power of the...

Gumtree and Planet Ark to empower Australians to embrace sustainable practices to benefit their environmental footprint and financial wellbeing

Sherpa in partnership with Starshipit to fast track retail delivery service

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Sherpa technology is integrated into the Starshipit platform, and retailers have instant access to Sherpa’s service, including multiple same-day delivery propositions and live tracking.

Lightspeed announces union with Aussie hospitality tech platform Doshii

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Today, leading point-of-sale and ecommerce provider, Lightspeed, announces a strategic partnership with the Australian hospitality point-of-sale and app middleware platform, Doshii. The integration will provide Lightspeed customers in Australia and New Zealand with additional tools they can connect to their point of sale for their efficient automation of operations. 

CARS24 raises $400m and almost doubles its valuation to $3.3 billion

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CARS24, an online used car platform announced the closing of a $400m round of funding, with a $300m Series G equity round alongside $100m debt from diversified financial institutions. This round is CARS24’s third in just over a year and values the used cars e-commerce player at USD$3.3 billion, about double the valuation from its previous round in September 2021.

Catch.com.au opens new Sydney fulfilment centre to expand footprint

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Aussie owned Catch.com.au opens the doors to its 36,000 square metre fulfilment centre in Sydney’s Moorebank. The new fulfilment centre is the retailer’s next step in realising its long term goal to give Australians the most convenient and plentiful online shopping experience. 

Mason raises $7.5m to build first commerce engine for online sellers

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Global retail e-commerce sales are set to reach $8.1 trillion in 2026 and brands will be vying for ecommerce store conversions and growth to capture this revenue opportunity. Helping them to achieve this, retail tech platform mason announced a $7.5m seed round to offer an Amazon grade store infrastructure storefront to help them sell better and faster without exorbitant fees. The round was led by Accel and Ideaspring Capital with participation from  Lightspeed India Partners as well as Mana VC, Gaingels, Core91 and VH Capital.
Centenary Bank launches CenteVisa prepaid card for cashless payments

Centenary Bank launches CenteVisa prepaid card for cashless payments

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One does not need to have an account with Centenary Bank to acquire the CenteVisa Prepaid Card, because it is not linked to any bank account.

Thales with Airfree, transform the onboard e-Shopping experience aboard Singapore Airlines

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Passengers can browse and purchase items from a single place with real time payment, wide range of offerings and attractive promotions. Passengers can shop from the comfort of their seat with multiple delivery options – to home or on their connecting or returning flight.

ClearSale IPO raises $254 million to foster innovation in fraud prevention

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International fraud protection leader ClearSale is pleased to announce that its July 30 initial public offering on Brazil’s B3 stock exchange generated the equivalent of US$254 million (R$1.3 billion) following the company’s historic revenue growth in 2020.

Podium to accelerate digital evolution for SMBs with $201m Series D round

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Podium, a communication and payments platform for local businesses has announced that it has successfully raised $201 million facilitated through a Series D funding round. The round is led by YC Continuity with participation from Durable Capital Partners, Arpex Capital, Accel, Album VC, IVP, Sapphire Ventures, Summit Partners, and Sorenson Capital.