The merchants getting attention from venture capital investors in the U.S. and abroad.

Investment in e-commerce by venture capitalists fell by 45% in 2016. In this episode, James Melton, Internet Retailer research analyst and author of the “Top Investors in E-commerce Report,” explains why investors backed off, whether their caution is temporary and points to the markets and business models that continue to draw attention from investors. He also discusses the e-retail companies that garnered significant investment, including Boxed Wholesale, Memebox, Thrive Market and the Wish shopping app.

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