(Clothing and Textiles)
Lean startup

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Knowledge Identifier: &Shopify



E-commerce platform that enables individuals and businesses to create online stores add

Category: Business (12)

Founded in 2004.

Countries: (56%), United States (33%), United Kingdom (6%)

Main connections: Commerce, CNET, FUBU

Linked to: CNET, Apple Inc., Tata Group, BeGood Clothing




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Lütke summarized this by saying "what used to take months in 2004, can now be done in about 20 minutes add something


Shopify was founded in 2004 by Tobias Lütke, Daniel Weinand, and Scott Lake after attempting to open an online store for snowboarding equipment, named Snowdevil add something


By 2006, the founders decided to share their code to help others sell items online add something


In 2007, it became a finalist for the CNET Webware 100 Awards add something


FirstMark Capital - VentureBeat, June 3, 2008 and Shopify


After meeting Lütke, Ferriss became an Advisor to Shopify in 2009 add something


Lütke and Ferriss developed the idea for the competition after the two met at RailsConf 2009 add something


On June 2, 2009 Shopify launched their API platform and App Store add something


In 2010, it claimed to have been profitable since 2008 without any significant investments from outsiders add something


Shopify's human resource head count increased from 40 employees in 2010 to approximately 418 in 2014 add something


On January 9, 2010, Shopify acquired MNDCreative to expand the capabilities of Shopify on mobile devices add something


The Shopify Theme Store was unveiled on April 20, 2010 add something


Shopify released a free mobile app on the Apple App Store on May 13, 2010 add something


On April 26, 2011, the company launched its second Build-A-Business competition with Timothy Ferriss, Gary Vaynerchuk, author of The Thank You Economy, and popular marketing expert Seth Godin add something


On February 1, 2012, Shopify acquired Select Start Studios Inc bringing with it 20 mobile engineers and designers add something


On July 10, 2012, the company launched its third Build-A-Business competition with Timothy Ferriss, author of The 4-Hour Workweek, Eric Ries, Founder and author of Lean Startup, Daymond John, Founder of FUBU and star of Shark Tank , and Tina Roth Eisenberg add something


Happy Cog - They produce themes for the Shopify e-commerce platform, and until 2013, provided specialized web hosting services through Happy Cog Hosting


In August 2013, Shopify announced the launch of Shopify Payments add something


In August 2013, Shopify announced the launch of iPad-Centric POS System to Integrate Online and In-Store Sales add something


On August 1, 2013, Shopify acquired Jet Cooper, a 25 person design studio based in Toronto add something


In November 2013, Shopify began accepting bitcoin as an additional form of payment add something


In 2014, Soldsie integrated with Shopify, allowing Shopify shops to monetize Instagram and Facebook by turning their social pages into social stores add something


In January 2014, the company released a redesigned version of its mobile app and launched a mobile card reader add something


The fifth Build-A-Business competition began in October 2014 add something


On April 14, 2015, Shopify filed for IPO. add something


Christian Burns - On August 24, 2016, the band announced that they would release a limited edition colored 12" vinyl collectible extended play with Shopify on September 19, 2016


On October 3, 2016, Shopify acquired Boltmade add something


In November 2016, Shopify partnered with Paystack which allowed Nigerian online retailers able to accept payments from customers around the world add something


On November 22, 2016, Shopify launched Frenzy which is a mobile app that greatly improves flash sales add something


On December 5, 2016, Shopify acquired Toronto-based mobile product development studio Tiny Hearts Ltd. The building has been turned into a Shopify research and development office add something


In January 2017, Shopify announced its integration with Amazon that would allow merchants to sell on Amazon from their Shopify stores add something


HackerOne - In February 2017, HackerOne sponsored an invitation-only hackathon, gathering security researchers from around the world to hack e-commerce sites AirBnB and Shopify for vulnerabilities


HackerOne - In February 2017, HackerOne sponsored an invitation-only hackathon, gathering security researchers from around the world to hack e-commerce sites AirBnB and Shopify for vulnerabilities


In April 2017, Shopify introduced a Bluetooth enabled credit card reader for brick and mortar retail purchases add something


Commerce - In October 2017, famous short-seller Andrew Left, released a detailed report which described the e-commerce platform as a "get-rich-quick" scheme that is against Federal Trade Commission regulations add something


Augmented reality - In 2018, Shopify, the Canadian commerce company, announced ARkit2 integrations and their merchants are able to use the tools to upload 3D models of their products, which users will be able to tap on the goods inside Safari to view in their real-world environments


In April 2018, Shopify announced a partnership with Deliv to offer same-day delivery capabilities to Shopify retailers add something


Online cannabis sales in Ontario used Shopify's software when the drug was legalized in October 2018 add something


Shopify's software will be used for in-person cannabis sales in Ontario when it is legalized in 2019 add something


Bessemer Venture Partners - As of 2019, the firm had invested in over 120 IPOs, including Shopify, Yelp, LinkedIn, Skype, LifeLock, Twilio, SendGrid, DocuSign,, Box and VeriSign


In January 2019, Shopify announced the launch of Shopify Studios, a full-service television and film content and production house add something


In April 2019, Shopify announced an integration with Snapchat to allow Shopify merchants to buy and manage Snapchat Story ads directly on the Shopify platform add something


Commerce - In May 2019, Shopify acquired Handshake, a business-to-business e-commerce platform for wholesale goods add something


In June 2019, Shopify announced that it will launch its own Fulfillment Network add something


Commerce - On August 14, 2019, Shopify launched a new chat feature, Shopify Chat, first native chat function that allows merchants to have real-time conversations with customers visiting e-commerce stores add something