After another busy week for startups, Australian lifestyle marketplace AHALife has acquired design marketplace Bezar, while Cisco is set to acquire Jasper Technologies for $1.4 billion. Meanwhile, online small business lender Spotcap has raised almost $50 million to grow its operations around the world, including in Australia, and OutSystems raised $55 million.
As the saying goes, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. From op shops to garage sales and second-hand markets, people have always loved trawling through preloved items for a bargain. Then eBay let us do it online. Now, new platforms are again looking to change the way we buy and sell second hand goods.