Official: Amazon acquires Sizmek Ad Server

Mark Grether, CEO of Sizmek, yesterday announced that Amazon acquisition agreement has been approved by the bankruptcy court, is closed, and …

Mark Grether, CEO of Sizmek, yesterday announced that Amazon acquisition agreement has been approved by the bankruptcy court, is closed, and that “Amazon has officially acquired Sizmek Ad Server and Sizmek DCO.”

Sizmek and Amazon signed an agreement for the acquisition in May 31, but Ycor/Weborama was in the bidding fight against Amazon, however, on June 17, Ycor decided to withdraw from the auction.

Sizmek operations will continue operating separately from Amazon Advertising for the time being. Teams and billing will not change for now.

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Printify raises $3M to expand its marketplace for custom printing

Printify, a graduate of the 500 Startups accelerator, has attracted a $3 million investment from Bling Capital, a venture capital fund launched five …

In Riga, Latvia, an 80-person startup called Printify is reimagining the on-demand printing business.

Gone are the days where small merchants have to sell their customized products on platforms like Zazzle, Society6, CafePress or Teespring . Using Printify, e-commerce business owners can create clothes, accessories and more fixed with their designs, logos, art or photos, then sell them directly on their very own online stores.

The “first wave” of on-demand printing companies, Printify founder and chief executive officer James Berdigans explained to TechCrunch, typically require that merchants sell their items on the provider’s platforms.

“The problem is that these merchants don’t have the capability to build their own brand,” Berdigans said. “At the end of the day, you end up building the Teespring brand, not your own brand.”

Printify, a graduate of the 500 Startups accelerator, has attracted a $3 million investment from Bling Capital, a venture capital fund launched five months ago by Ben Ling, a former general partner at Khosla Ventures.

“Printify is perfectly positioned to enable the new trend of micro and boutique brands,” Ling said in a statement. “Consumers and SMBs alike can benefit from Printify’s high-quality, low-cost and fast printing platform — and create their own micro-brands.”

Founded in 2015 by Berdigans, Artis Kehris and Gatis Dukurs, Printify had previously raised a $1 million round following a big pivot. Initially, the business “pretended to be the manufacturer,” opting to be less transparent as a means to entice customers.

“That was a terrible idea,” Berdigans said. “Even though you aren’t lying, you end up not being a very honest company and that’s not the business model we wanted.”

Now, Printify operates as a B2B marketplace that connects manufacturers with e-commerce stores. Plus, the startup handles the mundane tasks of fulfilling orders, including billing, manufacturing requests and shipping so store owners can focus on brand building. The switch allowed the startup to begin growing 30% month-over-month, as well as add hundreds of unique products to its catalog.

The founders say Printify most often caters to political campaign employees, designers & artists, and influencers & “hustlers,” or people who are self-taught experts on managing digital sales. With a fixed pricing scheme, merchants know exactly what they are paying Printify, but have the flexibility of pricing their own product. Other print-on-demand marketplaces, like the aforementioned “first wave” businesses, don’t give merchants the ability to determine their own margins.

“If you use Zazzle, for example, you only get a small portion of revenue share but on Printify, you pay us a small fee,” Berdigans said. “If you were selling t-shirts for $25 and the average production cost is $10, our sellers will see a 50 to 60% margin.”

Dozens of angel investors, including YouTube co-founder Steve Chen, Twitch co-founder Kevin Lin, ClassPass co-founder Fritz Lanman, DoorDash co-founder Evan Moore, Google AdSense pioneer Gokul Rajaram and Facebook’s vice president of product Kevin Weil, also participated in the company’s latest round.

“What Airbnb did for the hospitality industry, that’s basically what we can do for the print-on-demand industry,” said Kehris, Printify’s chief operating officer.

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Comparison of Shopify Inc. (SHOP) and Alteryx Inc. (NYSE:AYX)

Shopify Inc. (NYSE:SHOP) and Alteryx Inc. (NYSE:AYX) compete against each other in the Application Software sector. We will compare them and …

Shopify Inc. (NYSE:SHOP) and Alteryx Inc. (NYSE:AYX) compete against each other in the Application Software sector. We will compare them and contrast their dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, institutional ownership, earnings and valuation.

Earnings & Valuation

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Shopify Inc. 1.18B 24.80 72.80M -0.61 0.00
Alteryx Inc. 279.26M 20.20 29.04M -0.16 0.00

Demonstrates Shopify Inc. and Alteryx Inc. earnings per share (EPS), top-line revenue and valuation.

Profitability

Table 2 provides Shopify Inc. and Alteryx Inc.’s return on equity, return on assets and net margins.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Shopify Inc. -6.17% -3.7% -3.4%
Alteryx Inc. 10.40% -8.9% -3.8%

Liquidity

Shopify Inc.’s Current Ratio is 15.4 while its Quick Ratio is 15.4. On the competitive side is, Alteryx Inc. which has a 2.6 Current Ratio and a 2.6 Quick Ratio. Shopify Inc. is better positioned to pay off short and long-term obligations compared to Alteryx Inc.

Analyst Recommendations

Shopify Inc. and Alteryx Inc. Recommendations and Ratings are available on the next table.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
Shopify Inc. 0 3 8 2.73
Alteryx Inc. 0 1 2 2.67

Shopify Inc. has a -10.82% downside potential and a consensus price target of $233.8. Competitively Alteryx Inc. has a consensus price target of $84.75, with potential downside of -6.02%. The information presented earlier suggests that Alteryx Inc. looks more robust than Shopify Inc. as far as analyst view.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

The shares of both Shopify Inc. and Alteryx Inc. are owned by institutional investors at 75.9% and 99.13% respectively. Insiders owned roughly 0.34% of Shopify Inc.’s shares. Insiders Comparatively, owned 0.5% of Alteryx Inc. shares.

Performance

Here are the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
Shopify Inc. -0.55% 10.68% 24.35% 28.47% 36.26% 34.68%
Alteryx Inc. -7.91% -4.06% 20.49% 20.52% 96.15% 14.78%

For the past year Shopify Inc. was more bullish than Alteryx Inc.

Summary

On 7 of the 12 factors Shopify Inc. beats Alteryx Inc.

Shopify Inc. provides a cloud-based multi-channel commerce platform for small and medium-sized businesses in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, and internationally. Its platform provides merchants with a single view of their business and customers in various sales channels, including Web and mobile storefronts, physical retail locations, social media storefronts, and marketplaces; and enables them to manage products and inventory, process orders and payments, ship orders, build customer relationships, and leverage analytics and reporting. The company was formerly known as Jaded Pixel Technologies Inc. and changed its name to Shopify Inc. in November 2011. Shopify Inc. was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada.

Alteryx, Inc. provides self-service data analytics software platform that enables organizations to enhance business outcomes and the productivity of their business analysts. It offers Alteryx Designer for data preparation, blending, and analytics that could be deployable in the cloud and on premise; Alteryx Server, a secure and scalable product for sharing and running analytic applications in a Web-based environment; and Alteryx Analytics Gallery, a cloud-based collaboration offering that allows users to share workflows in a centralized repository. The company serves clients in business and financial services, consumer goods, healthcare, retail, technology, and travel and hospitality industries in approximately 50 countries. Alteryx, Inc. was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Irvine, California.

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Announcing Yotpo’s Destination:D2C, A Full-Day Summit for Brands at the Forefront of Direct-to …

NEW YORK, May 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Yotpo, the leading commerce marketing platform, has announced the launch of its inaugural conference …

“Today’s consumers prefer brands they can trust and relate to, that reflect their values and engage them in creative, breakthrough ways. Destination:D2C brings together the top minds and architects behind beloved brands to spark new ideas, partnerships, and pathways to authentic relationships. We’ll take brands on a journey that empowers them to win over customers time and again,” said Tomer Tagrin, CEO & Cofounder, Yotpo.

Destination:D2C will feature brand-led workshops, interactive experiences, and unfiltered main-stage conversations with founders, operators, investors and ecosystem players including:

  • Steve Silverman, President, Global E-Commerce, Steve Madden on the iconic company’s digital transformation
  • Jake Kassan, President & Co-Founder, MVMT on the next chapter post-acquisition
  • Magdalena Kala, VP Consumer Investing, Bain Capital, on investing trends and predictions

Destination:D2C will be held September 12, 9:30am – 5:00pm, at Union West in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City (525 W. 28th Street). Discounted tickets are available until June 16. To purchase, and for the latest updates on the program and speakers, visit http://destination.yotpo.com.

About Yotpo

Yotpo’s suite of integrated solutions for user-generated content marketing, loyalty, and referrals helps commerce companies accelerate growth by enabling advocacy and maximizing customer lifetime value. With Yotpo, brands can effectively leverage social proof to increase trust and sales, cultivate loyal customer advocates, and make better business decisions based on customer feedback. Yotpo proudly serves thousands of brands including Away Travel, Glossier, and MVMT. An official partner to Google, Facebook and Shopify, Yotpo has raised $101 million in funding and employs over 300 employees globally.

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As Amazon Com (AMZN) Share Value Rose, Shareholder Brown Advisory Securities Has Upped …

The stock increased 3.21% or $1.94 during the last trading session, reaching $62.47. About 538,616 shares traded. 2U, Inc. (NASDAQ:TWOU) has …

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Hhr Asset Management Llc increased its stake in 2U Inc (TWOU) by 17.5% based on its latest 2018Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Hhr Asset Management Llc bought 151,210 shares as the company’s stock rose 22.47% with the market. The hedge fund held 1.02 million shares of the technology company at the end of 2018Q4, valued at $50.47 million, up from 863,869 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Hhr Asset Management Llc who had been investing in 2U Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $3.65 billion market cap company. The stock increased 3.21% or $1.94 during the last trading session, reaching $62.47. About 538,616 shares traded. 2U, Inc. (NASDAQ:TWOU) has declined 17.62% since May 4, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 21.99% the S&P500. Some Historical TWOU News: 03/05/2018 – 2U Sees 2Q Rev $95.1M-$96.1M; 03/05/2018 – 2U Sees 2018 Rev $406.6M-$410.6M; 03/05/2018 – 2U Sees 2018 Loss/Shr 87c-Loss 84c; 21/05/2018 – MARK CHERNIS JOINS 2U, AS COO; 22/04/2018 – DJ 2U Inc, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (TWOU); 30/04/2018 – Fidelity Independence Adds 2U, Exits CVS, Cuts Walmart; 11/04/2018 – 2U INC TWOU.O : BMO RAISES TARGET PRICE TO $97 FROM $87; 11/04/2018 – 2U: Andrew Hermalyn Will Become Pres of 2UGrad; 02/04/2018 – Pepperdine Law’s Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution Will Offer its Number-One Ranked Master of Dispute Resolution in New, Innovative Online Format; 21/05/2018 – 2U INC – CHERNIS HAS STEPPED DOWN FROM 2U’S BOARD IN ORDER TO TAKE ON HIS NEW ROLE AS 2U COO

Brown Advisory Securities Llc increased its stake in Amazon Com Inc (AMZN) by 5.09% based on its latest 2018Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Brown Advisory Securities Llc bought 710 shares as the company’s stock rose 1.10% with the market. The institutional investor held 14,668 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2018Q4, valued at $22.57M, up from 13,958 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Brown Advisory Securities Llc who had been investing in Amazon Com Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $966.18 billion market cap company. The stock increased 3.24% or $61.64 during the last trading session, reaching $1962.46. About 6.38M shares traded or 51.72% up from the average. Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) has risen 13.57% since May 4, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 9.20% the S&P500. Some Historical AMZN News: 27/03/2018 – CORRECT: AMAZON, CASINO PARTNERSHIP ALSO NEGATIVE FOR B2W: CITI; 09/05/2018 – Rakuten Super Logistics Partners With inVia Robotics to Integrate Autonomous Mobile Robots into US Warehouses; 24/04/2018 – ProactivInvst US: Amazon.com considers tie-up with home shopping network Evine Live, says Tech Crunch; 28/03/2018 – Amazon Drops Below Key Level As Loss Accelerates — MarketWatch; 15/03/2018 – Jennifer Ablan: Exclusive: Amazon’s internal numbers on Prime Video, revealed; 20/03/2018 – Chicory Announces Amazon Fresh and lnstacart Partnership, Making Recipes Shoppable to Millions More American Households; 15/03/2018 – Whistleblower says Walmart, eyeing Amazon, cheated on e-commerce; 21/03/2018 – Uber withdraws job offer to top Amazon exec after discrepancy discovered Amazon’s voice shopping VP, Assaf Ronen, was set to replace Daniel Graf as product head; 24/04/2018 – Alibaba is better at fighting fakes than Amazon, says CEO of Swatch; 10/05/2018 – Christina Farr: SCOOP: Amazon Alexa now has a ‘health and wellness’ team of more a dozen people, including Missy Krasner,

Since November 15, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 7 sales for $14.98 million activity. Blackburn Jeffrey M sold $3.22M worth of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) on Thursday, November 15. Shares for $3.02M were sold by Zapolsky David on Thursday, November 15. Huttenlocher Daniel P sold 181 shares worth $285,960. Jassy Andrew R had sold 1,726 shares worth $2.70M. WILKE JEFFREY A also sold $1.85 million worth of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) shares. Reynolds Shelley had sold 437 shares worth $687,447.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.55 in Q4 2018. Its up 0.37, from 1.18 in 2018Q3. It improved, as 93 investors sold AMZN shares while 536 reduced holdings. 184 funds opened positions while 793 raised stakes. 371.97 million shares or 42.70% more from 260.67 million shares in 2018Q3 were reported. Bbr Prns Lc holds 3,673 shares. Merriman Wealth Ltd has invested 1.37% of its portfolio in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). S&Co invested in 0.11% or 601 shares. Westpac has invested 0% of its portfolio in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Credit Agricole S A stated it has 21,010 shares. California-based Clifford Swan Inv Counsel Limited Liability Corporation has invested 0.69% in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Wealthtrust holds 0.7% or 800 shares in its portfolio. Carlson Mgmt accumulated 557 shares. Tillar holds 1,004 shares or 0.99% of its portfolio. 21,500 were reported by Louisiana State Employees Retirement Sys. Boston Ltd Co reported 1.73% of its portfolio in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Moreover, Hudson Valley Investment Inc Adv has 0.98% invested in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) for 2,838 shares. D L Carlson Group, New Hampshire-based fund reported 4,836 shares. Principal Fincl Grp Inc stated it has 1.4% of its portfolio in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Btc Cap Mngmt Incorporated owns 5,185 shares.

More notable recent Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Consumer Sector Update for 05/03/2019: MELI,AMZN,BRK.A,BRK.B,POST – Nasdaq” on May 03, 2019, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “Google Ups Ante Against AMZN, MSFT & IBM in Open-Source Game – Nasdaq” published on April 11, 2019, Nasdaq.com published: “Noteworthy Thursday Option Activity: AMZN, TSLA, BKNG – Nasdaq” on May 02, 2019. More interesting news about Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Amazon’s Third-Party Sales Are Exploding – Nasdaq” published on April 13, 2019 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Amazon (AMZN) 1st Quarter Earnings: What to Expect – Nasdaq” with publication date: April 25, 2019.

Brown Advisory Securities Llc, which manages about $869.60M and $523.90 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Vanguard Intl Equity Index F (VGK) by 47,870 shares to 5,534 shares, valued at $267,000 in 2018Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Baidu Inc (NASDAQ:BIDU) by 3,069 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 6,926 shares, and cut its stake in Ishares Tr (IVV).

More notable recent 2U, Inc. (NASDAQ:TWOU) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Technology Sector Update for 04/08/2019: SNE,HLIT,SNAP,TWOU – Nasdaq” on April 08, 2019, also Finance.Yahoo.com with their article: “Is Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc. (LGND) A Good Stock To Buy? – Yahoo Finance” published on April 29, 2019, Nasdaq.com published: “Earnings Preview: 2U (TWOU) Q1 Earnings Expected to Decline – Nasdaq” on April 30, 2019. More interesting news about 2U, Inc. (NASDAQ:TWOU) were released by: Benzinga.com and their article: “Trilogy Education – Benzinga” published on April 08, 2019 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “2U is Now Oversold – Nasdaq” with publication date: April 17, 2019.

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