The Latest News in Retail Innovation & Startup

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First Round Capital Gathers $175M for Fifth Fund

First Round Capital has closed its fifth fund at $175 million and plans to deploy it exactly as it has its prior funds: seeding startups.

By: Lizette Chapman. Source: Wall Street Journal

Cuyana Partners With Real Simple Magazine

Online-Only Fashion Startup Cuyana Partners With Real Simple Magazine

Cuyana, the San Francisco e-commerce startup that makes responsibly produced apparel and accessories, has inked a yearlong partnership with Real Simple magazine to make a total of four collections targeted at the magazine’s readership.

By: Colleen Taylor. Source: TechCrunch

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Everlane and Its Radical Idea of Fashion

It’s no secret that retailers mark up their products by eight or 10 times what it costs to produce them. But no one has really done anything about it–until now, that is.

By: Diana Ransom. Source: Inc.

How retail upstarts are beating Amazon

How retail upstarts are beating Amazon

The headlines would make you think that e-commerce is a battle of giants. Not true. In fact, e-commerce start-ups like Birchbox and Warby Parker are innovating and thriving where Amazon never dreamed of playing.

Source: CNBC

Shana Fisher advice for entrepreneurs

Shana Fisher’s Advice for Entrepreneurs

Speaking at Y Combinator’s Startup School, Shana Fisher, managing partner of High Line Venture Partners, shared some of the unconventional lessons she offers entrepreneurs.

7 Food Delivery Startups to Watch

7 Food Delivery Startups to Watch

Food delivery startups are having a moment and venture capitalists are making big bets on them. Here are 7 food delivery startups disrupting your dinner.

Source: Inc.

Wearable ‘Smart’ Shirt Maker OMSignal Raises $10 Million

Wearable ‘Smart’ Shirt Maker OMSignal Raises $10 Million

Montreal startup OMsignal is banking on a future of the wearable market in which clothes gather all sorts of information about a person’s health. To support the effort, the company said Tuesday it raised $10 million in a round of financing led by Bessemer Venture Partners.

By: Katherine Rosman. Source: The Wall Street Journal

At Indochino, A Retail Model Built to Order

At Indochino, A Retail Model Built to Order

When the founders of Indochino, a startup that sells custom suits online, began to drum up strategies to enter brick-and-mortar retail, they found some surprising fat in the model: the store itself.

By Steven Jacobs. Source: Street Fight Mag

Wanelo Gets Physical in Nordstrom Stores

Wanelo Gets Physical in Nordstrom Stores

With WWD’s news that Nordstrom is bringing Wanelo into 100+ of its stores via a TV display that’ll scroll through its wares most highly rated by users, the social media shopping game just got changed up.

By: Leah Melby. Source: Glamour