Reinge Relaunch with New York Men’s Fashion Week Event

On February 1st, our Cohort 1 company, previously known as RFM Clothing, celebrated its recent relaunch as Reinge with a New York Men’s Fashion Week event held at Avenue in Chelsea. Marking an exciting kick off to the new name and a new era, Reigne showcased several of the new designs from the upcoming collection, where over 200 guests from …


XRC Fast Track: Retail at the Speed of Disruption

Pano Anthos, Leslie Cohen and four of our Cohort 2 companies started the final day of NRF with Retail’s BIG Fast Track session on North Hall’s stage. ShopShops, Perseus Mirrors, Strypes and Banter impressed the audience by presenting their big ideas and insights on how they see the industry shifting beyond traditional approaches to everything, from customer engagement and personalization to global markets and customer connectivity. Read the NRF …


Fireside Chat with Michelle Bacharach

What’s your favorite thing about XRC Labs? The retailer relationships – the team knows everyone! 5 lessons learned from going through the cohort program at XRC – Make relationships for the long term. Not everything will or should have an immediate payoff. – Pick the metrics that you want to hit and work backward from there – Focus focus focus …


Caraa CEO Aaron Luo on Leanluxe

Aaron Luo, the Co-founder and CEO of our portfolio company Caraa, shared his views on what makes a great product-driven brand on Leanluxe.com. Trying to find an answer to his question, why startups have given up on good, old-fashioned (non-tech) product innovation, Aaron highlights in a reflective piece insightful information from his own experience when starting and developing his luxury sports accessories company. Read more …