ShopandBox helps consumers buy foreign products they can’t get online by connecting them to personal shoppers on the ground

- November 24, 2015 3 MIN READ

Ever wanted to buy an item from overseas, a specific item from the shelf, or something that’s too overpriced or exclusive to order online, but have no friends there to buy and send it to you? Australians are quite used to this scenario, given that almost everything is cheaper overseas, so Australian startup ShopandBox is helping consumers harness the global market to connect them to those hard to get items.

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Pandora to acquire Rdio for $75 million; Ola raises $500 million; ShopandBox raises $1 million seed round

- November 20, 2015 4 MIN READ

It has been another busy week across the global startup space, with Pandora announcing that it is to acquire Rdio for $75 million, India’s Uber rival Ola raising $500 million, and US fintech startup Earnest raising $275 million in debt and equity financing. Closer to home, online lender zipMoney secured a $100 million debt facility and $1 million in funding, while ShopandBox raised a $1 million seed round.