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Thu 20 Feb 2020 — Betterworks, an enterprise software for performance management, said on Thursday that it has acquired Hyphen, a San Francisco-based employee listening platform.


Interlace Ventures Blog

Thu 06 Feb 2020 — As we wrote about in 2018 about sustainability in the Fashion World, we continue to see sustainability making a trend toward the venture world and are excited to see what 2020 has in store.

Interlace Ventures  


Fri 24 Jan 2020 — CommerceJS announces our $1.7M USD round of funding led by Initialized to help build out our API-first eCommerce platform


Venture Beat

Tue 17 Dec 2019 — Oto raises $5.3 million to improve speech recognition with intonation data


Retail Touchpoints

Thu 31 Oct 2019 — B8ta Raises $50 Million, Launches Ark Marketplace Platform For Retailers And Landlords


Interlace Ventures Blog

Thu 24 Oct 2019 — Interlace Ventures, Funding Technology for the Commerce World



Wed 16 Oct 2019 — Alala will be the anchor brand for a new retail space created by b8ta, a company specializing in creating multi-brand retail spaces, particularly DTC brands that do not have much of a retail presence to begin with. Forum, as the new space is called, will be focused on fashion and beauty when it opens in Los Angeles in November.


Venture Beat

Thu 08 Aug 2019 — Groupon today announced that it’s purchased Presence AI, a San Francisco-based company developing a communications platform that automates business-to-customer calls and messaging.

Presence AI  


Thu 18 Jul 2019 — The stores are product of a joint venture between software retailer b8ta and Tru Kids, the company that is helping to manage the brand names left in the wake of Toys R Us’ liquidation last year.



Wed 17 Jul 2019 — Uber is launching a new shopping app with commerce partner Cargo, a startup with which it signed an exclusive global partnership last year. The app will feature items curated by Uber, including products like Nintendo Switch, Apple hardware, Away luggage, Glossier cosmetics and more, and will be available to download for Uber riders making trips in cars that have Cargo consoles on board.


Interlace Ventures Newsletter

Mon 03 Jun 2019 — Welcome Interlace Ventures, Selfmade and a Micro-brands focus



Sun 21 Apr 2019 — This Easter, adults can return to childhood and get free candy by hunting for it. But you won’t carry a basket around a backyard or playground to gather your eggs and your chocolate, or your eggs made of chocolate. In the ride-hail cross-promotion version, you get the candy by swiping up enough Ubers.



Fri 12 Apr 2019 — Caylor is the cofounder of For Days, an 100% organic T-shirt line designed to empower customers. We are challenging the status quo, creating a new model and leading customers and the industry toward a better future.

For Days  


Mon 11 Mar 2019 — Cargo, a company launched by partners Jeff Cripe and Jasper Wheeler has emerged as a leader in in-car retailing. Cargo has signed on more than 20,000 drivers who are able to supplement their income while selling carefully selected products.



Mon 25 Feb 2019 — In-car commerce company Cargo and mobile ticketing platform SeatGeek partner to give passengers exclusive ticket deals. Cargo passengers will have access to discounted deals to a city's top local events. Jeff Cripe, founder & CEO of Cargo, and Lee Moulton, Director of partnerships at SeatGeek, discuss providing an in-car experience and what the future of this partnership holds.