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UK & International Digital News Roundup - 26 October 2021

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McKinsey & Company has recently reported that Europe is getting in right when it comes to tech start-ups.

According to their data, 32% of start-ups & scale-ups have been founded in the UK with 4 defined roads to success - network, scale, product & deep tech. These businesses are also more commonly focussed on ecommerce, consumer or media industries.

It also found that scale plays achieve faster commercial success when they invest 'more heavily in sales, marketing & business development roles'. This is definitely in line with what we see when it comes to the recruiting pattern. 

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DTC petfood specialist Butternut Box sees sales more than double.
(The Grocer)

The on-demand wine merchant taking on the grocery delivery giants.
(Charged Retail)

B&Q opens its first purpose-built digital store as the brand commits to e-commerce growth.
(Retail Gazette)



Betting firm 888 revenue jumps thanks to market expansion.
(City AM)

HelloFresh expands to Italy.
(Ecommerce News)

H&M and Lablaco launch blockchain rental service.
(Charged Retail)

Richemont and Farfetch in talks to offload YNAP.
(Fashion United)

Alibaba takes on Shein with international fashion app.
(Business of Fashion)



Snap to help brands create augmented reality ads with new studio.
(Charged Retail)

Facebook is planning to rebrand the company with a new name.
(The Verge)

Facebook launches digital currency wallet.
(Charged Retail)

Pinterest adds ecommerce capabilities to enable creators to earn money.
(Charged Retail)

VisionLabs unveils world’s first facial recognition payment terminal.
(Charged Retail)


IN THE MARKETS moves for Sheffield cashback business in £87m deal.
(Prolific North)

Plant-based meal delivery service Allplants raises £38m in funding round.

Gorillas grabs $1bn to join big beasts of rapid groceries start-ups.
(The Times)

Rent the Runway announces launch of IPO.
(UK Fashion Network)

Stripe acquires Recko, its first acquisition in India. 
(Tech Crunch)

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