Shopkick’s parent company, Trax, secures $640M in series E funding from visionary investors

Today, we’re excited to share that our parent company, Trax, has secured $640 million in a Series E financing round led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2 and technology-focused funds managed by Trax’s existing investor BlackRock, Inc. 

 

Trax acquired Shopkick in 2019 to accelerate its mission to drive the future of retail, where the physical and digital combine to enable the best shopping experiences. Since then, the team has made major strides in enabling brands and retailers to better navigate the new frontier of retail: delighting shoppers and providing actionable insights right at the shelf.

This financing round accelerates Shopkick’s mission to expand our footprint to new audiences and destinations, enabling our partners to reach consumers all throughout their digital and physical day, beyond our core shopping endemic environments. These new opportunities to earn rewards will attract new and diverse audiences, elevate our omnichannel offering and deepen our first-party consumer insights. In the coming years, we’ll continue to focus on growth through new partnerships, new audiences, and expansion into new markets. 

It’s an exciting time in retail, and we are thrilled to continue to chart the future as part of the Trax family. 

Best,

Dave Fisch

CEO, Shopkick

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Dima Volovik is the EVP of Product and Engineering at Trax Retail — Shopkick.

Dima Volovik is the accomplished product and engineering leader who led teams to deliver innovative and commercially successful e-commerce products, marketplaces, and enterprise solutions for Amazon, Comcast, Fandango, and Universal Music. Before joining Trax, Dima was the Director at Amazon, where he led product development and Engineering for Amazon Appstore and Amazon Prime Video, CTO at Fandango, and Paciolan, head of technology at Golf Channel/Golf Now, and Global VP of Direct to Consumer Technology at Universal Music Group. Dima’s expertise includes developing consumer products, marketplaces, and enterprise solutions.

Dima grew up in Baku, Azerbaijan, where he received his MS in Electrical Engineering from Azerbaijan Oil Academy, and he currently resides in Los Angeles, California, with his family.