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Banter

Banter is a Palo Alto-based startup revolutionizing the way customers interact with businesses. Their technology enables customers to contact businesses over direct messaging channels (e.g. SMS). Using both Artificial Intelligence and human agents, customers can make purchases and receive assistance in real time. Banter is currently focused on retail companies, but will expand into the travel and restaurant industries over …

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Loomia (Formerly The Crated)

Loomia is an innovation house focused on seamlessly integrating electronic circuitry into textiles. With an eye towards supply chain integration and great design, they invent materials and processes to help companies combine technology and apparel to produce smart fabric at scale. Loomia also conducts proprietary research with the hopes of making second generation wearable technology mainstream. Madison Maxey is a …

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Furnishr

Furnishr is a unique interior design platform that makes furnishing spaces easy and affordable. Customers can select a pre-configured room design online and let Furnishr handle the delivery, assembly, and cleanup, all in a single day. Furnishr coordinates the ordering and delivery process to ensure the furniture arrives all at once, and they work directly with quality furniture suppliers without …

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OLAM – On-Line @ the Mall

OLAM is the technology-enabled logistics platform solution for the mall-based retailer. It offers consumers a convenient, cost effective, same-day purchase availability option with a “drive up, pick up” service at their local mall. OLAM allows retailers to leverage both their online and physical sales channels, catering to today’s consumer habits, eliminating inefficient fulfillment costs and increasing sales. OLAM’s founder and …

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PERSEUS MIRRORS

Perseus is the first ‘smart’ mirror designed for the home. This interactive, connected device boasts stunning technical features to create a user-centered experience. Equipped with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capabilities for device syncing, a customizable digital dossier for info display, and an embedded camera for video conferences and that perfect selfie, Perseus is a technology platform with infinite possibilities. Nikhil Srivastava …

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REVEAL

REVEAL is a mobile, multi-brand, retail discovery experience that connects rising brands and products with fashion consumers. Each mobile boutique emerges for up to one month in vibrant urban locations to bring consumers exclusive, limited-edition creations. With its unwavering commitment to quality, REVEAL operates at the intersection of fashion, design, and technology. Megan Berry is the Founder and CEO at …

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Seashells

Seashells is creating the first real-time cash back platform. In the U.S. today, over 50 million cash back program users wait an average of 90 to 120 days to receive their cash back. Not only do Seashells users receive their cash back instantly, but for the very first time, they are able to use their cash back offers online as …

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ShopShops

ShopShops is a cross-border O2O eCommerce platform, connecting modern U.S. brick-and-mortar retailers with global consumers. Focused on the Chinese market, it allows consumers to browse efficiently and shop by location (NYC, LA, SF, MIA, SEA). Users are able to shop authenticated products, brands, and stores with affordable universal checkout. ShopShops creates a fully immersive virtual and physical shopping experience. Liyia …

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Strypes

Strypes is a platform that empowers customers to personalize their favorite brands. Using a fun and simple design tool they can add custom touches to existing consumer goods through the Strypes e-commerce platform or interactive in-store experiences with retail partners. Strypes brings each unique design to life with cutting edge 3D printing technology. Alexa Fleischman is the co-founder and CEO …

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WearAway

WearAway is a B2B platform for the $15B wardrobe rental industry. They connect brands and retailers to Wardrobe Stylists and Costume Designers pulling and purchasing large volumes of wardrobe supplies for film, TV, and commercial productions. By bringing this growing offline business online for the first time, Wearaway has the ability to provide stylists with unique access to an extensive …