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Fundraising

Loop Raises $65M to Transform The Online Shopping Returns Process

Columbus based Loop, the exchange-first returns platform for eCommerce, announced today that it has secured  $65M in a Series B funding round led by CRV, with participation from Shopify, and Renegade Partners. Existing investors FirstMark Capital, Ridge Ventures, and Lerer

Jobs

Hot Job: Director of Demand Generation

Loop is looking for an ambitious, driven, creative, metrics-driven Director of Demand Generation to lead our growth strategy into 2021 and beyond. You’ll be responsible for the creation and execution of programs that drive opportunities through the funnel to the sales team while managing a team of growth marketers.

Jobs

Hot Jobs: Help Rapchat empower music creators (Head of Ops+)

https://careers.rapchat.me/

Rapchat is the best way for today’s rap enthusiasts to create, collaborate, and connect with tomorrow’s stars.

As a mobile app dedicated to helping millions of seasoned and aspiring rappers from around the globe make and share music, Rapchat boasts the largest and most engaged community in the mobile music creation game.

Podcast

S6E5 – Ryan Frederick, AWH

On this episode, Elio interviews Ryan Frederick, Founder of AWH. AWH is a software development firm that helps companies build innovative and disruptive products for the web, mobile, and IoT. Ryan discusses his new book The Founder’s Manual and the lessons learned building his company and helping entrepreneurs build theirs. Ryan is an active angel investor, mentors, and advises entrepreneurs and startups, as well as corporate innovation leaders.

Human Resources

Decoding Diversity & Inclusion: No Guilt or Anger Required

Diversity and inclusion. There I said it. Now there may be many visceral reactions to that three word phrase but I am going to do the most mainstream media thing to do. I am going to put you neatly into two camps. The black founder of a startup company has met his quota and here comes the white male guilt or whew, finally, I thought he sold out while promptly encasing my black card in gold.

Entrepreneurship

S5E4 – LoLo Smith, The Urban Accelerator X

On this episode, Elio interviews LoLo Smith, Co-Founder of The Urban Accelerator X and The Black Project. LoLo shares her entrepreneurial journey from starting a successful FOREX trading company to watching it fail due to lack of proper legal protections. Not one to let failure stop her, LoLo’s passion for helping black entrepreneurs succeed drove her to start The Black Project, a brand firm that helps all entrepreneurs but especially black entrepreneurs launch successful brands. Most recently, she and her co-founders launched The Urban Accelerator X, a support organization for urban businesses that provides education, co-working, and resourced for entrepreneurs of color. This episode is full of energy with plenty of laughs. Enjoy.

Jobs

Loop Expands in the Columbus Region, Creating 40 New Jobs

Columbus, Ohio – Loop, an e-commerce company with the most advanced returns and exchanges app on Shopify, has announced plans to grow its headquarters in Columbus, Ohio, investing more than $650,000 and expanding its workforce to 54 full-time employees, pending the approval of the Columbus City Council. The company currently has 14 full-time employees in Columbus and hiring for sales, marketing, executive leadership, product, engineering, data and design positions will begin immediately.

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