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Forerunner and Fung Capital Invest in Flow, a Service Provider for Cross-Border Commerce

Cross-border commerce is all the rage these days. (See Wish and eBay, for example) Now, TechCrunch reports on a funding round for Flow: A startup called Flow wants to make it easier for companies to sell their products in different geographies. To extend its platform to even more e-commerce sellers, the company has raised some funding from Forerunner Ventures and […]

Forerunner Ventures Team

Here’s the Investment Thesis of the VC Behind and Dollar Shave Club

We talked about Forerunner Ventures, one of the most interesting VCs in e-commerce today, at the end of last year: This year, Forerunner Ventures made headlines when their investment Dollar Shave Club sold to Unilever for $1 billion and their investment sold to Walmart for $3.3 billion. […] Forerunner segments its portfolio into Connected […]

Naspers and the Perspective of Global E-Commerce Investors

This week, we will be focusing on coverage from the Shoptalk conference in Las Vegas. The Global track was one of the highlights of the first day – with insights from, amongst others, Magazine Luiza from Brazil and Flipkart from India. The investors panel with Oliver Rippel, at Naspers CEO for B2C, and Hans Tung […]

Alibaba Leads the Rising Flow of Chinese Investments Into India’s Startups

Forbes on the rising share of Chinese investors in India’s startups: The biggest highlight was Jack Ma’s Alibaba Group Holding and its finance arm Ant Financial. Aiming to gain a stronger foothold in the country’s surging internet retail space, they invested a combined $680 million in mobile wallet Paytm. Alibaba’s investment is bearing fruit now, […]

It’s Not Just Amazon, These 130+ Startups Want to Change In-Store Retail (But Why?)

It is not just Amazon with its new beta in-store tech app Go. Investor data firm CB Insights has gathered information on 130+ startups working on transforming the in-store experience: Funding to startups offering technologies for use in-store is rising to an all-time high this year. These technologies, ranging from store management platforms, to wearables […]

Future Retail: Forerunner Ventures And The Next Big Thing

What’s the difference between good and bad e-commerce? It’s the shopping experience, says Forerunner boss Kirsten Green. Forerunner Ventures is one of very few VCs specialising in e-commerce: An early stage venture capital firm dedicated to investing in ambitious entrepreneurs to define and dominate a new generation of commerce This year, Forerunner Ventures made headlines […]