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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …