XRC Demo Day Video Released

Our Demo Day video is released. You can now watch our latest cohort of startups presenting their final retail solutions. From on-demand activewear manufacturing to indoor mapping services to artificially-intelligent visual search, our Cohort 3 is engaged to disrupt the face of retail transforming both how the consumer shops and how retailers are delivering services. To watch the video, click here …


XRC Demo Day on InnovationLeader.com

InnovationLeader.com was present at our XRC Demo Day event, and Kelsey Alpaio shared some of the key takeaways on his recent post, titled “Four Lessons for Retailers from Innovation Accelerator XRC Demo Day.” Here are some of the highlights: In kicking off the demo day for the program’s third crop of companies, XRC Managing Director Pano Anthos discussed some of the trends …


FUNG GLOBAL RETAIL & COHORT 3 DEMO DAY REVIEW

Fung Global Retail & Technology attended the XRC Labs 2017 Cohort 3 Demo Day in New York City. XRC Labs is an innovation accelerator that runs two 14-week programs each year. The eight emerging startups participating in its third cohort are providing solutions designed to analyze data for better decision making and to improve the customer experience. Pano Anthos, Founder …


XRC Cohort 3 Demo Day Review by Fashion Invest

Demo Day: XRC Labs Cohort 3 companies unveil retail and beauty tech startups (Source: Fashion Invest) “XRC Labs program for its Cohort 3 accelerator companies has officially come to a close. Last Friday, the “Big Eight” revealed their retail and beauty tech startups to an audience of investors and fashion tech industry members at the retail tech lab’s demo day held at Parsons The …


XRC Cohort 3 Demo Day Recap

On April 7th, we presented our impressive Cohort 3 companies to the public. We couldn’t be but proud of this cohort and each company’s achievements. For 14 weeks, the startups have been attending workshops, classes, 1-on-1 consultations, meetings with mentors, and getting introductions to retailers and brands. We have challenged their assumptions, identified new business opportunities, and worked to maximize …


Pano Anthos highlighted in Forbes

As existing retailers don’t meet consumers’ needs, Forbes addresses the reasons why many stores are closing down. In this context, our Managing Director highlighted in his presentation at XRC Cohort 3 Demo Day event that technology and retail are structurally at odds. Here’s why– Technology companies have these attributes: Fail fast and often Build to learn You know better Do it …


Portfolio company Ziel in WWD for partnering with Gwynnie Bee

Ziel is a fully-integrated on-demand manufacturing and e-commerce engine that enables lifestyle brands and retailers to sell quick rotating collections of high-performance apparel without a significant operational investment. In the apparel market, where you either have to be a large player or make do with a low-quality solution, Ziel fulfils the untapped need for customised quality collections. As the future heads …