XRC Cohort 4 Launch Day Video Released

Our Cohort 4 Launch Event video is released! You can now watch our fourth cohort of startups presenting their disruptive business solutions that retailers are already excited about. From AI to 3D knitting, inclusive design, and an automation tool that helps brands turn social media comments into sales, this cohort represents a cross-section of the hottest topics in retail today.Learn more …


XRC Cohort 2 ShopShops on Fashionista.com

ShopShops was featured on Fashionista.com for revolutionizing the way fashion-savvy Chinese consumers shop! By live streaming the customer journey, ShopShops creates an interactive experience and provides the direct link for remote shoppers to interact and shop like they are physically in the store. “The store’s location itself has a purpose, the display has a purpose, but on e-commerce, all we see …


Pano Anthos on a hybrid of human support and AI

Balancing human and artificial intelligence for better, smarter, and more efficient retail experiences has become imperative. Smarter solutions, like that of Chatbots, can ultimately change the way we shop. As specified in Intel’s article, the best chatbot solutions are a hybrid of humans and machines. As specified in Intel’s article, the best chatbot solutions are hybrid, bringing humans and machines together. …


Pano Anthos highlighted in Intel’s article

Technology can lend a hand in retail, freeing store employees from many of retail’s routine tasks. This enables sales associates to spend more time connecting with customers and deliver high-quality services.  As outlined in Intel’s article, AI, robotics, and other technologies help retailers maximize their operations and make the most of every moment a customer spends in the store. Our Founder and …


XRC Cohort 4 Feather & Bone on KTLA 5 Morning News

We are excited for our Feather & Bone to be featured on KTLA 5 News by celebrity skin care expert Elizabeth Kennedy. Watch the video. Keep your skin glowing from the inside out with Feather & Bone’s Face Gems! Have you tried them yet? Visit featherandboneco.com/ and buy your kit today. (Photo credits to KTLA 5 News)


WONDERMILE CEO helps launch fund dedicated to female-led startups

According to Techcrunch’s recent article, “women represent seven percent of the partner positions within the tech VC community.” This is what led the XFactor Ventures, a new $3M pre-seed/ seed fund, start looking to invest in 30 female-led startups. The fund is the brainchild of Anna Palmer, co-founder and CEO of our Cohort 4 WonderMile, along with Chip Hazard, Flybridge Capital general partner. …


Cohort 4 Feather & Bone at the Cosmoprof North America 2017

Our Cohort 4 Feather & Bone exhibited its one-step skincare solution that is disrupting the beauty industry at the Cosmoprof North America 2017 in Las Vegas. More than 33,000 attended to meet with 1,015 exhibitors from 39 countries. Eco-friendly and organic products were prevalent at Cosmoprof, and Feather & Bone couldn’t be but a part of it. Bringing your daily face wash routine in your …


XRC Cohort Companies Innovating Brick-and-Mortars

With more and more people choosing to shop online, major retailers have been filing for bankruptcy, closing stores and slashing jobs. Yet physical stores still occupy an important position in the shopping mix. This has prompted some speculation about where this leaves physical retail and how important omnichannel approach has become. As highlighted in Sourcing Journal, “XRC Labs startups, including Facenote, …


Cohort 4 Convey Could be Off-Price’s Next Competitor

According to Sourcing Journal’s, secondhand clothing has become the first choice for more shoppers, gaining momentum in the retail space. Convey from our fourth cohort is highlighted as one of the innovators in resale space that enables consumers to return and resell their gently-used apparel for brand credit. Read more.


XRC Labs Cohort 4 Launch in Sourcing Journal

In Genevieve Scarano’s writing piece in the Sourcing Journal, startups from our fourth cohort are featured as the next generation of disruptors. As recently presented at our Launch Celebration, these companies aim to bridge the gap between physical and digital commerce and help retailers keep up with the competition, by capitalizing on technologies ranging from marketing automation to curated consumer …