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Tinder founder funds sex tips app Lover

Want to spice up the bedroom without paying for pills or awkward visits to a sex therapist? A new app called Lover lets you take a sexual personality quiz, explore carnal knowledge tutorials, and discretely figure out which turn-ons you share with your partner. Built by board certified sexual medicine clinical psychologist Dr. Britney Blair, Lover launches today on iOS with $5 million in seed funding from Tinder founder Sean Rad and other investors. “It is strange that there are such taboos aro...
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, Mobile, Ecommerce, Apps, Europe, UK, Education, Tinder, Sean Rad, Sex, Stanford, Tech, Sex Education, Sexual health


Rote Lingerie für den Valentinstag & andere Tage, an denen du dich sexy fühlen willst

Ich weiß ja nicht, wie das bei dir so aussieht, aber in meiner Unterwäscheschublade herrscht ein ganz klares 9:1-Verhältnis: Auf neun ultrabequeme High-Waist-Pants aus Baumwolle kommt ein heißes Spitzenhöschen. Modelle der ersten Gruppe sind meine treuen Begleiter, die zusammen mit einem (natürlich nicht farblich abgestimmten) Bralette, einem Oversize-Pulli und Jeans meine Alltagsuniform bilden. Letztere hole ich dagegen nur an einem ganz besonderen Tag aus der Schublade: am Valentinstag. Und d...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Asos, Zalando, Tanga, Seite, Spitze, JBC, Wunder, Mittwoch, Monki, Rande, Intimissimi, Begleiter


Refinery29 Loves… Was uns diese Woche inspiriert & was wir jetzt shoppen wollen

Willkommen bei Refinery29 Loves – unserer wöchentlichen Rubrik für jede Menge Shopping- und Fashion-Inspiration. Von einer Ausstellung, die sich mit der wachsenden Bootleg-Kultur in der Mode beschäftigt bis hin zu einer nachhaltigen Kollektion, die von neun Skandi-Designern kreiert wurde – hier findest du alles, was uns diese Woche in Sachen Fashion begeistert hat. Alighieri x BIASUnser liebstes Schmucklabel Alighieri hat sich mit BIAS – der Slip-Dress-Marke unseres Vertrauens – für eine dreit...
Tags: Fashion, Music, London, Nike, Copenhagen, Zalando, Marken, Rolle, Bedeutung, Fred Perry, Camden High Street, Kopenhagen, Alighieri, Perlen, Schmucklabel Alighieri, Alighieri Gründerin Rosh Mahtani


Keine Angst vorm 80er Revival! 5 Retrotrends, die (relativ) alltagstauglich sind

Vom Grunge bis hin zum Kate-Moss-Minimalismus, in den letzten Jahren hatte die 90er Ästhetik einen großen Einfluss auf unseren Style. Und auch die 70er (ich sag nur Cord und Flared Jeans) und 60er (Floating Creases und Muschelsäume) blühten immer mal wieder wieder auf. Aber was ist mit den 80ern? Ich dachte, ich könnte das Jahrzehnt der Neonleggings und Schweißbänder für immer hinter mir lassen, aber da habe ich mich wohl geschnitten! Denn 2020 feiert es ein Comeback.Angst brauchst du deswegen a...
Tags: Topshop, Fashion, Music, Vivienne Westwood, Asos, Michael Kors, Zalando, Nach, Schwarz, Auch, Ganz, Newton John, Aber, Kopf, Richtung, Balenciaga


Sisense nabs $100m at a $1B+ valuation for accessible big data business analytics

Sisense, an enterprise startup that that has built a business analytics business out of the premise of making big data as accessible as possible to users — whether it be through graphics on mobile or desktop apps, or spoken through Alexa — is announcing a big round of funding today and a large jump in valuation to underscore its traction. The company has picked up $100 million in a growth round of funding that catapults Sisense’s valuation to over $1 billion, funding that it plans to use to c...
Tags: Israel, Tech, Salesforce, Salvation Army, Alexa, Periscope Data, Insight Venture Partners, Access Industries, Zalando, Veeam, Sisense, Amir Orad, Jeff Horing, Daniel Shinar, ClalTech, Tinder Philips Nasdaq


Zalando: Christmas Campaign 2019

A concept for Zalando that builds on their vision to make fashion accessible for everyone.
Tags: Advertising, Zalando


All the latest production moves, hires and partnerships: October 23, 2019

Allie Avital has signed with Smuggler for worldwide commercial representation. The New York-born director is best known for music videos. Her video for Moses Sumney “Quarrel” won the Jury Recognition Award at SXSW in 2019 and she has worked with Kesha, Jidenna, Afro B., Serpentwithfeet, Kelsey Lu, Chromeo and others. She recently participated in the Venice Biennale Cinema College program to develop her debut feature film “The Naked Woman,” based on her short of the same name. Caviar has added...
Tags: Google, Verizon, New York, Advertising, Toronto, Los Angeles, Nike, Jaguar, Belfast, Bmw, Volvo, Serena Williams, Cheat, Cannes, Sxsw, Kenan Thompson


Zalando sets target for more women in top management

Zalando, Europe's biggest online-only fashion retailer, set a goal on Tuesday for women to hold at least 40% of top management jobs by the end of 2023 after facing criticism for its all-male management board and lack of diversity targets.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Zalando, Zalando Europe


Forging your own transformation path: a Savant eCommerce London recap

For two days in September, I had the honor of hosting the memorable Savant eCommerce. Apart from the excellent venue on the 28th floor along the Thames in London, I also had the opportunity to get to know various organizations. Alibaba, Adidas and Formula one to name a few, all contributed keynotes about their insights and learnings in the world of ecommerce and digital transformation.   Within the industry, I myself am a generalist, with a passionate focus in the emerging channel of voice – ...
Tags: Amazon, John Lewis, London, Instagram, Thames, Events, Seo, B2C, Alexa, Simon, Zalando, Simon Moore, Bud Caddell, Savant Ecommerce London, Alibaba Adidas, Siri Over


Bespoke fashion start-ups join forces for European expansion

Berlin-based personalised fashion start-ups Outfittery and Modomoto are merging in an effort to accelerate growth in Europe, where they compete with online-only retailer Zalando's own bespoke clothing business.
Tags: Europe, Money, Berlin, businessNews, Zalando


Zalando’s Director of Engineering on AI and the future of fashion

Last week’s TNW Conference featured an amazing lineup of speakers, all sharing their unique knowledge and insights into the future of tech. A prominent theme this year was machine learning and artificial intelligence — namely, how industries can harness its power. Stacia Carr, Director of Engineering at Zalando, gave an inspiring keynote about how she integrates this tech into her work. As the fashion industry moves more and more online, customers want to know if the clothes they’re ordering wil...
Tags: Startups, Events, Insider, Carr, Zalando, TNW2019, Stacia Carr


Style gurus help support Zalando order value revival

Zalando says style advice and a personal shopping service are encouraging customers to spend more on their orders, as the German company makes progress halting a fall which had hit its profitability.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Zalando


Google makes the power of BigQuery available in Sheets

Google today announced a new services that makes the power of BigQuery, its analytics data warehouse, available in Sheets, its web-based spreadsheet tool. These so-called ‘connected sheets’ face none of the usual limitations of Google’s regular spreadsheets, meaning there are no row limits, for example. Instead, users can take a massive dataset from BigQuery, with potentially billions of rows, and turn those into a pivot table. The idea here, is to enable virtually anybody to make use of all ...
Tags: Google, TC, Cloud, Enterprise, Developer, Tech, Airasia, Looker, Zalando, Google Sheets, Google Cloud, Google Data Studio, BigQuery, Google Cloud Next 2019, Nikunj Shanti, Rolf Seegelken


InReach Ventures, the ‘AI-powered’ European VC, closes new €53M fund

InReach Ventures, the so-called “AI-powered” venture capital firm based in London, is announcing the first closing of a new €53 million fund targeting early-stage European technology companies — surpassing the original fund target of €50 million, apparently. Founded by former Balderton Capital General Partner Roberto Bonanzinga, along with Ben Smith (former U.K. Engineering Director at Yammer) and John Mesrie (former General Counsel at Balderton Capital), InReach set out in 2015 to use technolog...
Tags: Startups, TC, Spotify, Europe, London, France, Berlin, Tech, Barcelona, Rome, Italy, Ben Smith, Betfair, Warsaw, Helsinki, Nordics


Camunda snags Series A funding

Berlin-based Camunda, a maker of open source workflow automation software, has secured 25 million euros in Series A funding. The investor was Highland Europe. PRESS RELEASE BERLIN and SAN FRANCISCO, December 5, 2018––Camunda, creators of popular open source workflow automation software, has today announced a €25 million Series A financing from Highland Europe, marking the first time the company has taken outside investment. Camunda will use the new funds to accelerate global awareness of its sol...
Tags: Asia, Europe, China, Berlin, US, San Francisco, Trends, Highland Europe, Zalando, United States Europe, EMEA, Sam Brooks, ARR, VC Deals, Highland Capital Partners, Denver USA


What have the most fashionable destinations been to visit in 2018?

Some cities stand out more than others when it comes to their style score — they are a shopper’s paradise and a fashion blogger’s haven. Together with Frank Wright, experts in male fashion and retailers of black chukka boots, we look at what makes them top destinations and how much it’ll cost you to visit. 5. Florence, Italy With more people discovering the wonderful art museums, colourful architecture and quaint shopping streets, Florence has become more of a trendy city in the past decade. ...
Tags: Boots, Fashion, UK, London, Featured, Online, Austria, Paris, Venice, Florence, Gucci, Islington, Zalando, Calle, Florence Italy, Salvatore Ferragamo


Autumn in Italy Is Changing and So are Shopping Habits

Italy has not been experiencing its typical autumn weather. For the past two years, weather has been hot and sunny into September and even October, and consumers are taking note (and adjusting their shopping behavior accordingly). One of the industries that is more affected by this prolonged hot weather is textile and fashion. “People are wearing light garments until the beginning of November and then they decide to wait for Black Friday or even Christmas sales,” noted Patrizia Bolzoni, General...
Tags: Fashion, Shopping, Sem, Hsbc, Italy, Ibm, Integer, Integer.com, Shopper Culture, Shopper Marketing, Shopperculture.com, The Integer Group, Audience Understanding, Shopping Behavior, International Trends, Retail Strategy


European tech leaders warn against EU digital services tax

Leaders of 16 tech companies including Spotify, Booking.com and Zalando say the proposed tax would undermine the EU's goal of a digital single market.
Tags: Hotels, Eu, Zalando, Spotify Booking


This startup founder just raised $28 million after a US expansion — these are his 4 tips for going international

Beamery, a British recruitment tech startup with offices in London, San Francisco, and Austin has raised $28 million in venture capital funding. The funding round, announced on Wednesday, was led by EQT Ventures and Microsoft venture capital arm M12. CEO and cofounder Abakar Saidov talked to Business Insider about the lessons he learnt from expanding to the US — and what he'd do differently if he had a second chance. SAN FRANCISCO — One of the biggest culture shocks when Abakar Saidov reloca...
Tags: UK, England, London, Microsoft, US, San Francisco, Trends, Siri, Austin, United States, NHS, National Health Service, Zalando, San Francisco California, Austin Texas, EQT Ventures


TNW Conference attendees tell us what tech they want to see next

As amazing as all of our existing tech is, some of the best is yet to come. We asked five TNW 2018 attendees to tell us which currently unavailable tech, app, or invention they wish for. Not surprisingly, some of the demands were pretty steep: “Teleportation.” Marie Bue. Startup evangelist, Zalando SE. “I would love to have Google Assistant develop a little bit more in Dutch.” Kevin Hipke. Advertising agent, TBWA\NEBOKO “I would like to go to a place, or have a universal app that scans my body. ...
Tags: Google, Startups, Tech, Zalando, TBWA, Marie Bue Startup, Kevin Hipke


Macy’s Sets 40% Private Brand Goal

As this week’s Shoptalk Conference in Las Vegas shuts down it is interesting to note that Private Brand made notable appearances in a number of presentations. Not the least of which was the opening keynote from Macy’s CEO Jeff Gennette titled “Macy’s Transformation – The Path to Growth“. He reiterated the retailer’s strategic goal to grow private brand penetration the as much as 40% of the assortment. On Monday, the panel: “The Growth of Private Label” featuring Molly Langenstein, General Busin...
Tags: Amazon, Fashion, Featured, Macy's, Las Vegas, Branding, Zalando, Macy, Macy s Inc, Jeff Gennette, Langenstein, Macy 's Sets, Molly Langenstein, Tim Zawislack Head, Delta Galil USA, Laura Heller


German robotics startup Magazino rakes in $24.8 mln

German robotics startup Magazino has raised $24.8 million in funding. Körber Group led the round with participation from other investors that included Cellcom, Zalando and Fiege Logistics. PRESS RELEASE Munich, 27th February 2018 German robotics start-up, Magazino, has closed a financing round of $24.8 million (€20.1 million) with new investors including the international technology group Körber, Cellcom, Zalando and Fiege Logistics. The round is led by the Körber Group and is one of the largest...
Tags: Hong Kong, Europe, Sweden, China, Germany, Trends, Euro, Munich, Group, Zalando, Michael Horn, The Group, Executive Board, Northern Germany, VC Deals, Henderson Group


Why LVMH Is Taking a Stake in a Sneaker Store

Stadium Goods is not just any sneaker store. It’s a purveyor of premium basketball shoes and streetwear, with customers including rappers, athletes and other sneakerheads with money to splash out on multiple pairs of shoes at a time. So it came as no surprise that LVMH has announced it’s buying a stake in Stadium Goods. The sneaker consignment store (and still takes in in-demand used shoes) and haute retailer’s description: “We are a premium sneaker + streetwear marketplace selling only the ...
Tags: Fashion, New York, Celebrities, NYC, China, Groupon, Uncategorized, Advertising, US, CMO, Nike, Adidas, Luxury, Alibaba, Retail, Scott Disick


HV Holtzbrinck Ventures wraps up seventh fund

HV Holtzbrinck Ventures, a German early-stage and growth investor, has closed its oversubscribed seventh fund at 306 million euros (about $380 million). The fund will invest in businesses in the internet and technology sectors. PRESS RELEASE Berlin/Munich January 22, 2018. HV Holtzbrinck Ventures has closed the largest fund since the venture capital firm’s launch. Heavily oversubscribed, the fund quickly raised €306 million in a first and final closing. With the closing of the seventh fund, fund...
Tags: Europe, Germany, Berlin, Trends, Munich, Funds, Holtzbrinck Ventures, Zalando, Jan, HV Holtzbrinck Ventures, Rainer Maerkle, Maerkle, HV Holtzbrinck Ventures Adviser, Barbod Namini, Jan Miczaika, HV Holtzbrinck Ventures Barbod


Most Complained About Company; Theme for 2018; 3 Question Sequence; Place to Visit This Summer

"... insights for scaleups" HEADLINES: Most Complained About Company in 2017 -- fun fact for the weekend gatherings, this Fortune article highlights the most complained about company in the US in 2017. And it was the winner in 49 states and DC - the only exception was North Dakota! Take 10 seconds to find out. Blackrock's Focus on Social Impact -- with $6.3 trillion under management, Larry Fink's Annual Letter to CEOs tends to get some attention. Blackrock&...
Tags: Apple, Leadership, France, New York City, US, Society, Harvard, North Dakota, Mountain View, Airbnb, Berger, Warren Berger, Blackrock, Rockefeller, Zalando, Larry Fink


Auto1 says no need for IPO after Softbank invests: Reuters

German used-car dealing platform Auto1 said a 460 million euro ($561 million) financial infusion from Japan’s Softbank meant it was under no pressure to launch an initial public offering to fund its pan-European growth plans. Softbank, through its Vision Fund, will make around half of its investment via new shares, valuing Auto1 at 2.9 billion euros and supporting the auto trader’s international expansion. That money is of the order that Berlin-based Auto1 might have raised with a stock market f...
Tags: Japan, Saudi Arabia, Ipo, Germany, Berlin, Softbank, Trends, Britain, Portugal, Switzerland, Finland, Romania, Financial Times, Reuters, Zalando, Koc


Swedish fashion ecommerce company NA-KD nabs $45 mln Series B

NA-KD, a Swedish fashion ecommerce company, has raised $45 million in Series B funding. Partech led the round with participation from other investors that included Northzone, FJ Labs and eEquity. PRESS RELEASE Gothenburg 15 January 2018 NA‐KD announces a $45M B‐round to accelerate global expansion The Swedish fashion e‐commerce company has grown 150%+ in 2017. The series B round totalling $45M is led by Partech with the participation of NA‐KD’s existing investors Northzone, eEquity, Jonas Norlan...
Tags: Europe, Sweden, Germany, US, San Francisco, Trends, Netherlands, Silicon Valley, Northzone, Partech Ventures, Gothenburg, Oslo, Zalando, US UK, Nelly, Paris Berlin


13 Shoe Brands French Girls Want to Keep a Secret

The French beat the British hands down at two things: cheese on toast (sorry, but the croque-monsieur is infinitely superior) and effortless dressing. Witness Jeanne Damas’s Instagram feed—a sun-soaked, fun-filled experience—and you’ll understand why Brits everywhere spent last August in one of her Rouje dresses. Sure, it seemed like an easier way to summon your inner French woman than reading Madame Bovary, but somehow (and this might just be me) it made you feel like a bit of a baked potato in...
Tags: Fashion, France, Paris, Sandro, Ba, Nancy, Gabi, Zalando, Natalie Hammond, Robert Clergerie, Jerome Dreyfuss, Margot Tenenbaum, Jeanne Damas, Opéra National de Paris, Madame Bovary, Repetto


Op-Ed: 4 Reasons Personalized Videos Are Key to Your Retention Strategy

The following is a guest contributed post from Sarah Nochimowski, marketing director at Treepodia. Gone are the days of generic sales pitches that talk AT customers instead of WITH them or TO them. They Engage your Customers Advertising has evolved into a conversation between the vendor and the client, which allows relationship building. Personalized videos have the added benefit of engagement that draws in customers so that they feel special and valued by hearing or seeing their name in videos ...
Tags: Videos, Opinion, Marketing, Marketing Strategy, Cta, David, Steven Tyler, Michelle, Zalando, Bar Refaeli, Sarah Nochimowski, Retention Strategy, Treepodia Gone, Customers Advertising, Carolina Lemke


19 Impressive Autumn Outfits Anyone Can Copy

We don't know about you, but even though it's October our autumn outfit ideas haven't quite come together yet. One minute you're too hot, and the next it's bucketing with rain and definitely feeling like winter has arrived. So what's a girl to do? A girl is to look right here, right now, at this lineup of clever outfit ideas. There are savvy dressers out on the streets, nailing the in-between-seasons thing quite nicely and inspiring us to do the same. They are managing to walk the tightrope wher...
Tags: Fashion, Street Style, Zara, Zalando, Camille, Iris Apfel, Eva Chen, Simon Miller, Lucy Williams, Freddie Harrel, Emili Sindlev, Hannah Almassi, Kat Collings, Marie Hindkaer Wolthers, Anum Bashir