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The Order : Weekly Aggregator Roundup

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Happy Sunday,
here’s a roundup of the third week of May:

Chart of the week:
Two Years of eCommerce Growth in 1 Year (MarketplacePulse)
Two Years of eCommerce Growth in 1 Year (MarketplacePulse)
New funding this week: $290M
Funding Craze 💰
  • US - Heyday $70M equity funding added [Forbes]
  • EU - Factory14 $200M equity + debt financing with 4 acquisitions to date, $20M in “trailing twelve months” EBITDA by the end of 2021 expected [Techcrunch]
  • India - Goat Brands Labs $20M with Flipkart’s VC fund among the first backers [Economic Times India]
… and with that new funding in May reaches $1BN 🔥
Strategy 📈
  • Google partners with Shopify on online shopping expansion: Google Search/Photos/Maps experiences for Shopify products [Techcrunch]
  • Does Amazon know what it sells? Opinion on content moderation on Amazon. [Ben Evans Newsletter]
  • As privacy changes loom, Amazon stands to reap the greatest reward - on the changes of display advertising with new cookie policies & Amazon’s search advantage [ModernRetail]
  • Shein - the TikTok of eCommerce: China-based, yet globally focused with ~$10BN revenues in 2020 and 100% growth in each of the last 8 years making it the fasted growing eCommerce company [Not Boring]
  • Two years of eCommerce growth in one year [MarketplacePulse]
Let’s make this week count,
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Christian Umbach

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