Furnishr Building Brand

Furnishr, the turn-key home furnishing company from Cohort 2, has hired Daniel Wallock to help them scale and to streamline processes for customer acquisition.  Daniel has experience working with BMW, the American Heart Association and the University of California, Santa Barbara.  You can read more about this new collaboration in the PRWeb article here. (Photo: One of the many Furnishr …


Maddy Maxey Featured in Wareable

Wareable met with Maddy to discuss her exploration into wearable technology.  “Creating simple, printable, stretchable smart fabrics is an essential step for smart clothing manufacture,” Maddy notes.  To read more, check out the article here.  


Intel on NBC: Talking Tech, XRC and by REVEAL

Rachel Mushahwar, Head of America Sales, Retail, Hospitality and CPG at Intel, recently spoke with host Scott McGrew of NBC’s press:here.  Along with panelists Michal Lev-Ram and Rich Jaroslovsky, Rachel spoke about the difficulties traditional stores have in keeping customers engaged.  While the vast majority of sales continue to take place in brick-and-mortar stores (jokingly referred to as “friggin’ mortar …


Checking in with Maddy Maxey and Loomia

Forbes recently interviewed Maddy Maxey, founder of Loomia (formerly The Crated) and member of XRC Labs Cohort 2.  Among other things, Susan Adams asked Maddy about her start in the smart textile business.  Like many brilliant folk, Maddy left college to pursue a dream; in her case, crafting custom women’s blazers.  This was soon followed by a Thiel Fellowship that enabled …


Pano Anthos: Challenging Assumptions at Glossy Forum

In order to be successful, founders need to challenge conventional assumptions.  But they also need someone to challenge the assumptions they’re making for their own businesses.  That’s where Pano comes in. XRC Labs’ Managing Director, Pano Anthos, is great at asking the tough, probing questions.  The questions that demand founders know their niche, the problem they’re solving, the customer they’re …


Checking in with Caraa

Caraa, a Cohort 1 alum, is making tremendous strides in the athleisure bag market.  Targeting the market gap between high-end totes and mass-market gym duffels, Caraa is offering functional bags with style.  In fact, Well + Good highlighted Caraa’s The Dance Bag as one of the 10 backpacks that can help women navigate their busy day while still looking good. …


Press Release: Accelerator XRC Labs Inks Deal with ThoughtWorks

XRC Labs is proud to announce that ThoughtWorks has joined our sponsor team.  ThoughtWorks is a software company and global technology consulting firm headquartered in Chicago.  With offices in 14 countries, ThoughtWorks is well positioned to help clients bring their technology goals to life across a variety of business sectors, including e-business and retail. You can read the full press release …