Angel investors from SaaS, e-commerce and technology unite to lead seed round into Ometria

A seed round worth $1.5 million for e-commerce start-up Ometria has attracted contributions from the co-founders of Huddle and COO of Shutl.


LOVEFiLM backer DFJ Esprit invests in SportPursuit again

A £5 million investment round has been closed by British e-commerce site SportPursuit to help with international expansion.


Alibaba rival JQW latest Chinese business to pick London's AIM

Chinese e-commerce business JQW has begun life on London's Alternative Investment Market.


Wedo links up with MMC Ventures and Passion Capital to raise new funds

Technology-enabled retailer Wedo has built on the seed capital it raised in 2012 by closing a £3 million venture capital funding round.


MoPowered picks AIM as platform for growth in mobile commerce space

Mobile e-commerce start-up MoPowered has followed up on the fundraising it has secured in the past 18 months by seeking admission on the stock market.


MoPowered tops up pre-IPO funding round with an additional £1.8 million

Mobile commerce platform MoPowered has closed its last round of venture capital funding ahead of a planned listing on London's Alternative Investment Market.


Amplience links up with Octopus Investments again through £3.7 million round

Having spent the last year securing contracts with Tesco, DFS and New Look, e-commerce technology company Amplience has closed its second funding round.


E-commerce lending platform iwoca attracts Beyond Digital as venture backer

Loan provider iwoca has received capital itself through a funding round led by Beyond Digital.


M-commerce firm paythru becomes first business backed by Restoration Alpha Angels

Technology merchant bank Restoration Partners has closed the first investment to be made through its Restoration Alpha Angels network.


Tom Allason’s journey from fake ID purveyor to e-commerce trailblazer

Ahead of delivery company Shutl's US launch in 2013, founder and CEO Tom Allason sits down with GrowthBusiness to explain how he came to offer 1 per cent of his business to Usain Bolt.


Shutl set for US take-off with backing from e.ventures and Notion Capital

E-commerce delivery service Shutl has secured an additional $3.2 million (£2 million) of investment to go with the $2 million it received in August.


Queens of e-commerce

As winners of Entrepreneur of the Year at the tenth Investor AllStars, Holly Tucker and Sophie Cornish have a lot to show for their work last year.