‘Stripe for international shipping’: FlavorCloud helps e-commerce companies ship across borders
If you want to buy a shirt directly from a merchant in China, the customs hurdles will vary depending on whether it’s made of cotton or wool. Or if you see a must-have pair of Italian snake skin shoes on Instagram, those are going to require different trade certifications based on which country they’re being shipped to.
Plug and Play Announces The 135 Startups Accepted Into Their Spring Batches
SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Plug and Play has selected 135 startups to participate in their Spring 2019 accelerator batches. Entrepreneurs from each startup will take part in one of the following programs: Brand & Retail, Cybersecurity, Energy & Sustainability, Fintech, Food & Beverage, New Materials & Packaging, and Supply Chain. The full list of selected startups can be viewed on Plug and Play’s website: bit.ly/pnpspring2019
#16: International eCommerce Logistics with Rathna Sharad
On this episode, Santosh talks with Rathna Sharad, Founder and CEO of FlavorCloud. Rathna discusses how she got into the cross-border eCommerce logistics industry, and where she sees the greatest opportunity for innovation.
Billions of dollars in venture capital have poured into direct-to-consumer (D2C) brands over the past ten years, funding hundreds of upstart brands challenging the incumbents in nearly every product category. These brands, once ignored by investors, are now raising multi-million dollar rounds pre-launch and recruiting top talent.
Everybody’s talking the talk about gender equality in tech right now, and some companies are taking steps toward walking the walk. We’ve all heard the facts — that startups with at least one woman on the founding team return significantly higher revenue on average, even though female founders tend to raise far less venture capital than their male counterparts.