XRC Fast Track: Retail at the Speed of Disruption

Pano Anthos, Leslie Cohen and four of our Cohort 2 companies started the final day of NRF with Retail’s BIG Fast Track session on North Hall’s stage. ShopShops, Perseus Mirrors, Strypes and Banter impressed the audience by presenting their big ideas and insights on how they see the industry shifting beyond traditional approaches to everything, from customer engagement and personalization to global markets and customer connectivity. Read the NRF …


Caraa CEO Aaron Luo on Leanluxe

Aaron Luo, the Co-founder and CEO of our portfolio company Caraa, shared his views on what makes a great product-driven brand on Trying to find an answer to his question, why startups have given up on good, old-fashioned (non-tech) product innovation, Aaron highlights in a reflective piece insightful information from his own experience when starting and developing his luxury sports accessories company. Read more …


ByReveal featured by Rachel Mushahwar, Head of Americas Sales at Intel

As the department stores are gradually sinking, retailers and brands realize the growing need to go find their customers outdoors. And this is where byReveal comes in, delivering brand experiences where consumers are already gathering optimizing the footprint of retail. As Rachel Mushawar highlighted in her post on Linkedin, titled Retail gets a new BFF – and six more predictions …


XRC and NRF’s feature by Apparel

XRC Labs, working in conjunction with NRF, brought together technologies that speak to the future of retail across a wide spectrum of capabilities and sectors at the world’s leading tradeshow in Javits Convention Center in New York. In a series of quick-fire presentations and live demonstrations, iLab participants illustrated how 3D printing, AI, AR/VR, robotics, smart technologies, and wearables are …


Furnishr on

Furnishr was featured on as the ultimate turn-key home direct-to-consumer furnishing platform that gets a fully furnished room in a day, from interior design, delivery, assembly to clean up. In a friendly conversation with Mike Van, the co-founder & CEO of Furnishr, PYMNTS asked about the founding of the business, why the business is a “Warby of X” with a …


Innovation Lab 2.0: Life Changing Technologies

This past Monday at Retail’s BIG Show, our Founder and Managing Director, Pano Anthos, moderated a panel conversation with fashion and tech leaders about new technologies that are seen to have the potential to make a significant difference in the way we conduct our daily lives. Panelists included Sentient CMO Jonathan Epstein, Leif Jentoft, co-founder of RightHand Robotics, Sandra Lopez, vice president of the new technology group …


Findmine highlighted in Washington Post

Our portfolio company Findmine, in partnership with Intel, showcased how technology innovation in messaging, e-commerce and physical sites can deliver better retail customer experiences and improved store performance. Findmine was thus featured in Washington Post for using artificial intelligence to curate complete outfits and improve sales: “Findmine is a start-up that uses artificial intelligence to curate complete outfits from a retailer’s …


Seashells’ CEO and Founder on PYMNTS.COM

Harrison Hines, the co-founder and CEO of our portfolio company Seashells, shares the shifting tides of gift cards in an interview with PYMNTS. From gathering dust in envelopes in the backs of drawers or forgotten in purses, gift cards are now going digital, paving the way for instant cash back. Seashells has built on that premise changing its original savings and rewards scheme …


Megan Berry nominated as FGI Rising Star Award Finalist

We are excited to announce that the Founder and CEO of our cohort 2 company byReveal, Megan Berry, is an FGI Rising Star Award Finalist, among Bandier’s Jennifer Bandier and S’well’s Sarah Kauss. The Real Real’s Julie Wainwright will reveal the Retail award on Jan. 26 at Cipriani 42nd Street. Read more in the WWD feature.


ByReveal featured in Forbes Startup Life

Undoubtedly, pop-ups are the future of retail. And Forbes featured our portfolio company, byReveal, for providing a mobile, multi-brand, retail discovery experience that connects rising brands and products with fashion consumers. ” by REVEAL’s pop-up solution provides RFID tagging and metrics that measure product and brand performance. The format is flexible and has the ability to showcase multiple brands. In New …