Marketplace

Tradesy gets $30 million

Crunchbase just reported that consumer-to-consumer used clothing and stuff marketplace Tradesy just landed $30 million in Series C funds from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Rincon Venture Partners, and Richard Branson. Tradesy has now raised $45 million since its 2012 launch, including $1.5 million crowdfunded by way of Angelist. The new funds will be used for hiring and advertising. The...

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Wilcox leaves Trulia for Sindeo

Ginger Wilcox, Trulia’s recent director of industry marketing, has left the real estate giant to become chief industry officer for mortgage marketplace Sindeo. She’s the third Trulia employee to leave for Sindeo in the past year. Here’s the announcement: Sindeo Expands Leadership Team to Transform Mortgage Industry, Bring Greater Transparency to Home Financing Modern Mortgage...

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TrueCar signs 10k dealers, targets millennials via mobile

Scott Painter, founder and CEO of vehicle valuation firm TrueCar, recently told the Automotive World Congress audience that in the coming week dealers committed to TrueCar will exceed 10,000.  At that point the auto site will have surpassed a long-stated goal of one of every three U.S. new car dealers.  Painter shared important plans focused on selling to millennials by way of...

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Saltside joins Facebook’s “parallel Internet” in Ghana

Internet.org, the initiative of Facebook’s Marc Zuckerberg (and a number of other companies) to connect “the unconnected two-thirds” took a small step forward this week, when it launched in Ghana… This content is available to Classified Intelligence Report clients. Want to know more about becoming a...

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Carvana revenue soars nine-fold in 2014

Dealer-less auto marketplace Carvana is No.5 on Forbes Magazine’s list of 20 most promising private companies for 2015. The DriveTime-funded digital sales site jumped its revenue from $5 million in 2013 to $45 million in 2014. Forbes gives credit for that success to funding, financing, and home delivery of vehicles. Several other online marketplaces and advertising vendors made the list...

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Indeed owner Recruit starts venture fund

Recruit Holdings, owner of recruitment aggregation behemoth Indeed, and real estate listing service Movoto, has just launched a $20 million venture fund that will invest in human resource companies. Recruit Holdings Launches Technology Fund Aimed at Human Resources Industry Follows Successful Launch of Previous Fund by Recruit Entity TOKYO, Jan. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Recruit...

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