Online business


Cupid takes a fancy to Uniform Dating

AIM-listed online dating company Cupid has purchased Uniform Dating in a deal worth up to £7 million and raised fresh funds to finance it.


Online retailer miinto rings up new funding round

Dawn Capital has supported the Series A funding round of online fashion retailer miinto.


Made.com raises £6 million in funding

An online furniture retailer has finalised a £6 million round led by US-based Level Equity, with additional investment from PROfounders Capital.


Christmas Day consumers to spend big online

Consumers are expected to spend £186 million online on Christmas Day and almost double (£367 million) on Boxing Day.


Groupalia adds $26 million for global growth

Index Ventures, the London-based technology investor, has joined a $26 million (£15.9 million) financing for online group buying business Groupalia.


Greetings card chain Card Factory says hello to online retailing

Budget greetings card chain Card Factory has moved into online retailing with the acquisition of personalised gifts and cards retailer GettingPersonal.co.uk. GettingPersonal.co.uk has been sold by its founders to Yorkshire-based rival Card Factory for an undisclosed sum.
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Consumers find online grocery shopping a chore

Consumers are abandoning online grocery shopping, says new research, suggesting that supermarkets need to improve the online experience.


Index Ventures joins as a backer of Groupalia

London-based technology investor Index Ventures has backed group buying website Groupalia in a $15 million (£9.1 million) funding round.


Cupid expands its reach with IndianDating.com acquisition

UK online dating company Cupid has acquired IndianDating.com for £125,000 in an effort to reach new markets.


Still Flying: David Soskin

Former Cheapflights CEO David Soskin, now an investor in promising web companies, reveals to GB why internet entrepreneurs don’t have to be under 25 to succeed.

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Online Presence – How websites should reflect your brand

Four entrepreneurs discuss how their website reflects their brand.

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Selling more online

Entrepreneurs reveal their top tips for boosting web-based revenues.