Shopify Extends Shop Pay to Google and Facebook

Shopify has extended its tentacles further into the SMB world. It announced this week that it will offer its one-click checkout service Shop Pay to merchants that sell on Facebook or Google. We examine strategic implications.

Duda Adds Another $50M in Funding, Contemplates Place in Website Universe

The website builder company Duda has raised $50 million in a Series D round. This latest raise, led by Claridge IL, brings Duda’s total fundraising since its launch in 2009 to $100 million. Also joining the round are existing Duda investors Susquehanna Growth Equity and Vintage Investment Partners. Claridge IL is an Israeli firm focused […]

New Models for the Apartment Dweller

We cover plenty of SaaS companies on these pages. So when we read a note about a company called Nickson, we figured it was within earshot of our coverage. Nickson is a furniture-as-a-service (FaaS) start-up launched in 2017 by a former real executive.  Founder Cameron Johnson believed the model had promise. He had seen plenty […]