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Pirch Appoints Former Home Depot Merchandising VP As New CEO

Pirch Appoints Former Home Depot Merchandising VP As New CEO

Pirch has named Steve Smith, a 40-year retail management veteran with more than 22 years of experience in the kitchen and bath showroom business, as President and CEO, effective immediately....

BigCommerce Appoints New CMO

BigCommerce Appoints New CMO

BigCommerce has hired Lisa Pearson as Chief Marketing Officer. She will focus on overseeing all aspects of brand and communications, product marketing, demand generation, customer acquisition and partner marketing. The appointment follows a...

CommerceHub Hires JCPenney, Home Depot Veteran As COO

CommerceHub Hires JCPenney, Home Depot Veteran As COO

CommerceHub, a distributed commerce network for retailers and brands, has named Mike Amend COO. He will focus on accelerating product innovation and aligning the solution provider’s service and operations teams...

Mergers & Acquisitions

Payscout Enhances Payments Technology Integration With Paywire Acquisition

Payscout Enhances Payments Technology Integration With Paywire Acquisition

Payscout, a payment processing company, has acquired Paywire Inc., a cloud and mobile software solutions provider, for an undisclosed amount. Under the acquisition, the Paywire technology will be fully integrated under...

Bankrupt Rockport Sells Itself To Charlesbank Capital For $150 Million

Bankrupt Rockport Sells Itself To Charlesbank Capital For $150 Million

Private equity firm Charlesbank Capital Partners will acquire shoe retailer Rockport Co. for $150 million, subject to bankruptcy court approval, according to The Wall Street Journal. Rockport dropped plans for...

JDA Software Acquires Blue Yonder To Boost AI Supply Chain Capabilities

JDA Software Acquires Blue Yonder To Boost AI Supply Chain Capabilities

JDA Software Group has acquired AI solutions provider Blue Yonder for an undisclosed sum. With the acquisition, JDA seeks to further integrate intelligent data and insights to enable more profitable, autonomous supply...

Financial News

Standard Cognition Secures $5.5 Million, Hires Former Macy’s, Walmart Execs

Standard Cognition Secures $5.5 Million, Hires Former Macy’s, Walmart Execs

Standard Cognition, an AI-powered autonomous checkout startup, has raised an additional $5.5 million in funding from Charles River Ventures (CRV), bringing the total round raised to $11.2 million. The company,...

Mobile Body Scanning Startup 3DLOOK Closes $1M Seed Round

Mobile Body Scanning Startup 3DLOOK Closes $1M Seed Round

3DLOOK, a mobile body scanning technology startup, has closed on a $1 million investment round from uVentures, 500 Startups and several angel investors. The company’s goal are to assist the...

Perch Raises $1.7 Million With New Funding

Perch Raises $1.7 Million With New Funding

Perch has raised more than $1.7 million in seed funding, led by follow-on investments from TVC, Corigin Ventures and other leading angel investors. The company also has added former Sephora CEO...