We have closed our USD$10m funding round for Carted! Yes, I know what you’re thinking… It’s huge!
I’ve previously bootstrapped another software business, and although it continues to grow organically, having the resources to grow as quickly as you want is definitely a change and one that I am so excited about. 🚀
No matter how much you believe in your product or idea, there’s nothing like having the backing of some of the most respected names in the industry believe in it too.
I am proud to announce our latest funding round is led by Blackbird VC. I feel…
My goal was to solve a problem no one had fixed yet and remove the friction from creating great content for online stores. I knew that ecommerce stores would need images not just for immediate use, but for sales and promotions for a long time to come. And that fact still holds strong today.
Even with the rise of video and augmented reality, I am certain that 10…
I recently went to Europe with my family. Before I booked the flights, I wanted to check out where we would stay. But rather than looking at a travel website, I went on Instagram for some inspiration.
Instagram is a place I go to discover, investigate, and try new things — the latest fashion trends, a new restaurant, even a cute dog or two — all from the comfort of my couch!
But it sometimes feels like paid advertising is taking over Instagram. Every time I open the app, my feed is flooded with posts using hashtags such as #ad…
If you’ve been following my previous posts, you know that I run a remote team. My team at Pixc are all distributed around the world.
While the team and I like the way we do things, it took me lots of trial and error to get to where we are now. I’ve hired hundreds of freelancers to find people I can rely on and trust.
To some people, running a distributed team still sounds like a way of the future. It can even be scary. It can be difficult, but not impossible.
I share the top 10 questions I get…
The way we shop is changing all the time. Technology is rapidly being integrated into online shopping habits, and retailers are racing to keep up with these ever changing digital trends.
eCommerce is an active and expanding industry; eCommerce growing 23% year-over-year, with half of American shoppers saying that they prefer buying online which means creating an engaging and easy online customer experience is more important than ever.
So when Adobe announced that it is acquiring Magento for US$1.68 billion last week, it was big news for online retail. …
Going to the shops can be great; I like being able to touch and feel a product before I buy it. But walking through a crowded area, going from shop to shop not finding what you want, can be stressful. Worse still, you end up finally buying something, only to find it cheaper in the store next door….and let’s not talk about how much money could have saved buying it online!
Online shopping is quick and convenient. You can shop a wide selection of shops around the world simultaneously to find the perfect item at the right price. …
Employees are moving out of the office — and it is helping to build global business. Here is some advice on how to make a distributed team work for you.
The landscape of work is changing. By 2040, the global job market will be hardly recognisable! The 9-to-5 office routine will be replaced by a distributed workforce, one which works anywhere and at a time that fits their schedule.
It is not all just working from the beach, though. We are seeing the impact of this new way to work even today, with steady growth in the gig economy and…
As a founder, delegation wasn’t something that came naturally to me. Despite the fact I was constantly busy, the thought of handing over tasks was terrifying, particularly when I was the only one who knew how to do them. As Pixc grew, I quickly figured out I had no choice, I had to build a team. Living in a small town with less than 10,000 people made it difficult to find people with a specific set of skills. Truth be told, it was almost impossible.
In the early days of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg turned down a $6 million investment offer by Don Graham, CEO of the Washington Post. Graham, however, was impressed by him and became his mentor, guiding him on how CEOs behave and later on hiring Sheryl Sandberg as COO.
When I was starting out, everyone was telling me I needed a mentor, but they didn’t mention how difficult it is to find one. Sure, you can get good general advice, but finding someone in your industry who can guide you through obstacles takes a lot of time. And being a solo entrepreneur…
eCommerce is about to get significantly better at saving the consumer loads of time and automating our basic purchasing needs. I believe this is the start of an unprecedented wave of exciting innovation, with Artificial Intelligence (AI) at the helm of it.
Amazon’s 1-click patent has been one of its major advantages on the road to market dominance in the US. For those of you who are not familiar with the technology, the 1-click buying button allows return customers to do just that — pack the tedious checkout process into just 1 click.
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