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Acquisitions, more than IPOs, will create Africa’s early startup successes

April 20, 2019 admin 0

Africa has made its global IPO debut. Pan-African e-commerce company Jumia—a $1 billion-valued company—began trading live on the NYSE last week. The stock offering made Jumia the first upstart operating in Africa to list on a major global exchange. This raises expectations for unicorns and IPOs to create the continent’s first wave of startup moguls. […]

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Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine is considering book-themed subscription boxes

April 19, 2019 admin 0

Reese Witherspoon’s media company Hello Sunshine already has its hands in movies, television, Apple TV+ shows, podcasts, Audible originals, books and more. Now it’s weighing an entry into the subscription box business to further capitalize on its brand and its appeal to women. The subscription boxes under consideration would operate out of Reese’s Book Club […]

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Working backwards to uncover key success factors

April 18, 2019 admin 0

Ed Byrne Contributor Share on Twitter Ed Byrne is an entrepreneur, investor and co-founder of Scaleworks. More posts by this contributor Don’t fear the big company ‘kill zones’ If you’re a SaaS business — you’re likely overwhelmed with data and an ever-growing list of acronyms that purport to unlock secret keys to your success. But like most […]

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The different playbooks of D2C brands

April 18, 2019 admin 0

Over the past half a decade, the tidal wave of niche brands delivering new kinds of products to consumers and doing so online has changed the retail and CPG landscapes forever.

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USDA launches pilot program allowing SNAP recipients to shop for groceries online

April 18, 2019 admin 0

The USDA this morning announced the launch of a pilot program that will open up online grocery shopping to those on public assistance. During a two-year pilot program, those receiving SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits — often referred to as “food stamps” — will be able to shop for groceries from online retailers, including […]