Elevate Brands banks $250M to roll up third-party merchants selling on Amazon’s marketplace – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 12 minutes The Amazon roll-up play — where one company creates economies of scale by buying up and consolidating multiple smaller third-party merchants that sell their goods via Amazon’s marketplace — continues to be a strong e-commerce trend, and in the latest development, one of the hopefuls in this space is announcing a major injection of capital … Read more

The Station: Bird has drama in San Francisco, drone delivery startup Zipline raises $250M – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 31 minutes The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every weekend in your inbox. Happy 4th of July! For those of you who are actually checking your emails today while getting some sun at an overcrowded beach or diligently grilling hot dogs, … Read more

Zipline raises $250M at $2.75B valuation to build out its instant logistics service – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 8 minutes Drone delivery startup Zipline, a company that got its start delivering medical supplies across Africa, has raised $250 million in new funding. This latest round has vaulted the company’s valuation to $2.75 billion and will fuel further expansion of its logistics networks in Africa and the United States. Zipline made a name for itself first … Read more