• Rakuten acquires mobile commerce startup Curbside

    6 monthes ago - By Tech Crunch

    Tokyo-headquartered Rakuten , Japan's answer to Amazon, is acquiring the Silicon Valley mobile ordering and pickup startup Curbside , the companies announced today. Terms of the all-cash deal were not disclosed, but Curbside had previously raised between $40 million and $50 million from investors including CVS, Index Ventures, Sutter Hull Ventures, AME Cloud Ventures, Qualcomm Ventures, Chicago Ventures, and others.
    Founded in 2013 by former Apple engineers with backgrounds in location-based technology, Curbside was one of the early startups to capitalize on the idea that e-commerce's...
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