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Local Commerce

10–100 Companies
Companies

Growing

30
Funding and Acquisitions

2017 Q3

1 + 0
Curators of Local Commerce
Undisclosed funding
PE Hub

Fifth Wall backs online retail space marketplace Appear Here

BetaKit

Square launches contactless payments and chip reader in Canada

Payments
Techvibes

Square Launches Debit Card and Contactless Payment in Canada

Payments
$25,000,000 Venture capital (Series UNDISCLOSED)
Finextra , Bloomberg

Square invests $25m in event ticketing firm Eventbrite

Funding
$100,000,000 Venture capital (Series D)
TechCrunch

Used goods marketplace LetGo quietly raised $100M more at a $1B+ valuation

Funding Asia
PE Hub

White Oak hires Felix as MD and originations co-head

Funding Stock markets
Business Insider

Billion-dollar startup Letgo is becoming the go-to app for selling your stuff — here's how it works

Asia
TechCrunch

Square will apply for an industrial loan company license this week

Payments Stock markets
Finextra

Square opens first UK pop-up store

Finextra

Square opens New York store

Retail
The Verge , Adweek

Square opens its first tech support store in New York City

Retail City life
Techvibes

Square Brings Feedback Feature to Canada, Opening Buyer-Seller Dialogue

Retail Payments
GeekWire

BetterDoctor partners with Washington state to bring tech solutions to health insurance exchange

Apps & Services Health
CoinDesk

Square CEO: Blockchain Can Help Solve 'So Many Problems'

Language
@ruhanirabin via The Verge

Square founder Jack Dorsey talks bitcoin and says blockchain is the ‘next big unlock’

Payments
Finextra

Square stock rises on bigger deals

Bloomberg

Dorsey Says Square’s Lending Business Targets ‘Underbanked’ Population

Payments
TechCrunch

Square continues its stellar stock market run

Earnings Stock markets
@ruhanirabin via The Verge

Shopify launches new card reader to compete with Square

Payments
BetaKit

Victory Square announces new venture arm dedicated to personalized healthtech

Health Technology