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Alyse Killeen

Alyse Killeen supports XRC Labs as the Lead VC-in-Residence. Alyse is a Venture Capital Investor with seed stage to pre-IPO investment experience in enterprise and consumer technologies, including her most recent investment in Tamara Mellon Brand. In 2015, the UN Foundation named her a Top 70 Bay Area Digital Leader, and in 2016, Singapore Institute of Management University appointed Alyse …

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Adam Quinton

Adam Quinton is a VC Mentor at XRC Labs. As the Founder/CEO of Lucas Point Ventures, Adam invests in and advises early stage companies. He focuses on supporting diverse management teams. His investments include The Muse, Glassbreakers, Venuebook, Pinks and Greens, Snaps, Rapt Media, Hire an Esquire, and Validately. In 2014 Adam was named by AlleyWatch one of “25 Angel …

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Adam Rice

Adam Rice is a VC-in-Residence at XRC Labs. He is a Venture Associate at Loeb Enterprises, a New York-based startup lab and private investor. In his day-to-day role, he analyzes potential seed investments, new business opportunities, and aids in external capital raises for Loeb portfolio companies. Prior to Loeb Enterprises, Adam founded Hank, an e-commerce marketplace for goods and apparel …

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Jeff Gerstel

Jeff Gerstel is an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at XRC Labs.  Jeff has led retail / consumer businesses with expertise in merchandise, marketing, ecommerce, stores, finance, operations, HR, and real estate.   Jeff was President/CEO of Dress Barn, an Ascena Retail Group subsidiary with $1B in annual sales, from 2011 thru 2016. At Dress Barn, Mr. Gerstel and his team implemented a comprehensive …

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Lucy Jones

Lucy Jones is an Innovator-in-Residence at XRC Labs. She is a designer residing in NYC with a focus on universal design. Jones, originally from Wales, moved to New York after accepting a place to study Fashion Design at Parsons, New York. Her award-winning collection “Seated Design” granted her Parsons Womenswear Designer of the year 2015 as well as the Kering …

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Paul Kogan

Paul is an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at XRC Labs. Paul has built an impressive track record as an entrepreneur in media, E-commerce and the on-demand economy. Paul spent six years at Microsoft in New York, managing partnerships with publishers and media companies for MSN/Bing.  He was then part of the founding team of four startups including Merchantry, an E-commerce marketplace platform for …

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Paul Raffin

Paul Raffin is an Entrepreneur-in-Residence of XRC labs. Raffin is an internationally known C-Suite executive, with over forty years of experience managing consumer goods businesses across a wide spectrum of the Fashion Industry spanning department store retail, wholesale, direct-to-consumer, vertical specialty retail, luxury, and trading company, men’s, women’s, kids apparel, accessories, and footwear. Ruffin has held CEO, President or Division …