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Dollar Shave Club, Jet.com & the Rise of $1B+ Acquisitions by ‘Non-Tech’ Companies

CB Insights has published an overview of the biggest ($1b+ acquisitions) by ‘non-tech’ companies, meaning companies who at their core are not (yet) driven by modern (digital) high-tech. Since the start of 2013, there have been eleven different tech acquirers who have made a $1B+ acquisition of a venture-backed U.S. company. But while a small […]

U.S. Ecommerce After Jet.com and Dollar Shave Club: VC Is Back in Town?

Jason Del Rey, who is reporting on ecommerce for Recode, on the implications of the recent acquisitions of Jet.com by Walmart and Dollar Shave Club by Unilever for U.S. investors and U.S. online retail: “You’re no longer going to be out on an island doing a deal of great importance,” said Greg Bettinelli, an investor […]