Series D round worth £10 million for notonthehighstreet.com

Online marketplace notonthehighstreet.com has closed its Series D fundraising round and netted £10 million.


ASOS investor backs Occa-Home

The William Currie Group, which invested in successful fashion e-tailer ASOS, has backed homewares and furniture website Occa-Home.


Stylistpick struts its stuff to secure new investment

Fashion brand Stylistpick has closed a series B fundraising round, raising $11 million (£7 million) through a group of investors.


Tom Allason’s Shutl secures £650,000 investment

An unnamed European postal group and early-stage venture capital fund Hummingbird Ventures have committed £650,000 in equity investment to delivery internet start-up Shutl.


10CMS secures £1.6 million from Octopus

Octopus Investments has committed £1.6 million in development capital to e-commerce software developer Curlet, which trades as 10CMS.


Morrisons takes first e-commerce step

UK supermarket chain Morrisons has secured the acquisition of online baby product retailer Kiddicare, and the rights to its technology platform, in a deal worth £70 million.


Investment for Notonthehighstreet.com

Shopping website Notonthehighstreet.com has received £7.5 million in a fundraising round led by Index Ventures.


eCommera sells stake to WPP

E-commerce platform provider eCommera has raised funding from marketing services group WPP.


OpSec secures German purchase

OpSec Security Group plc, a supplier of anti-counterfeiting technologies and services, has acquired Munich-based provider of online brand protection and monitoring services Partners 4 Management (P4M), for up to €10.2 million (£8 million).


The Capital Fund exits Solcara

The £4.5 million acquisition of software company Solcara by e-commerce group ArgentVive has led to a ‘highly profitable’ exit for The Capital Fund, which originally invested £250,000 in 2003.


Lingerie e-tailer gets VC backing

BeCheeky.com, an online retailer of 'hard-to-find' women's underwear, has raised £630,000 from venture capitalists (VCs) and angel investors.

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