Fung Global Retail & Technology attended our Cohort 4 Launch Reception and summarized the key takeaways of the evening. Our nine emerging startups participating in its fourth cohort provide retail solutions designed to improve the customer experience using artificial intelligence (AI), online platforms, facial recognition and on-demand ordering. More specifically, Pano Anthos, our Founder and Managing Director, announced that we …

Launch Day: XRC Labs unveils Cohort 4 companies

Last night we welcomed our creative and innovative community at the University Center of The New School to celebrate the kick-off of our fourth class. Mentors, sponsors, investors, alumni, fellows, and affiliates were invited to meet and mingle with our dynamic group of Cohort 4 startups. After the opening remarks of Joel Towers, Executive Dean of Parsons School of Design, …

XRC Cohort 4 Launch Day Photos

Last night we unveiled our Cohort 4 startups at our Launch Reception at the University Center of The New School. We hope you are impressed with this dynamic group that is innovating the retail and consumer goods sectors as much as we are! Save the date for our Demo Day on September 15th, to witness their evolution and progress throughout our 14-week program.
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Bowtie is an AI messaging platform for businesses to let their customers book appointments, buy products and get answers through SMS, Webchat and Facebook. 85% of customers who call a business that doesn’t answer won’t call that business again, meaning every missed call counts. With Bowtie, our bots automatically reach out to these customers and convert inbound missed calls into …


District-1 reimagines proximity marketing by enabling game play, augmented reality and immersive experiences, empowering brands and retailers to connect directly with consumers in the most affluent and progressive neighborhoods in the world. Facebook | Twitter


Genusee manufactures affordable luxury eyewear from recycled materials in Flint, Michigan. We are disrupting the linear eyewear market by employing a circular economy through the use of both a buy-back program and subscription membership business model. We are committed to prioritizing the use of recycled post-consumer and post-industrial materials over manufacturing new raw materials. Our immediate goal is to alleviate …


I AM NOT A VIRGIN makes ‘Eco Sexy’ staples by using 100% recycled materials for men and women. I AM NOT A VIRGIN | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram  


Reefill is a network of water stations in local businesses, like coffee shops, providing a convenient, cost-effective, eco-friendly alternative to bottled water. Using the Reefill app, members locate the nearest station, activate it, and fill their bottle with cold, filtered water in seconds. | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | LinkedIn | YouTube


YUYU is a sustainable interior brand offering luxury home essentials at honest prices without a single compromise on quality. We like to say that we are the “Perfect White Tee” for your home. Our products are made in a socially and environmentally harmless way from premium raw materials that will last you a lifetime. We believe that a gorgeous design piece isn’t worth a dime if it …


Affinity is bringing Stitch Fix-like personalization capabilities to retailers. Affinity’s technology and tools help retailers start a dialogue with their shoppers, deeply understand the needs, style and preferences of each individual, and scale traditionally manual (but high ROI) initiatives – like 1:1 recommendations, personal shopping and styling. With Affinity, retailers can finally bring personal and high-touch experiences into the digital …