XRC Cohort 2 ShopShops in 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 …

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, …

LOOMIA’S ‘TEXTILE TRACKPAD’

Smart fabrics are projected to be 130B market by 2025. LOOMIA’s technologies are foundational to this future.This year’s CES report as identified LOOMIA as an innovator in the space. LOOMIA has developed and refined their technology over the years, culminating in IP in: flexible apparel-friendly connectors, components, stretchy direct-to-textile conductive inks, custom battery form factors, and e-patterned materials.  LOOMIA designs …

Loomia finalist startup for LVMH Innovation Award

Chosen from more than 500 candidates, XRC Cohort 2 Loomia has been selected as one of the 32 finalists for the first LVMH Innovation Award competition. The nomination will take place during Viva Technology, the annual showcase for digital transformation set for June 15-17, 2017. For the full list of  finalists who will be featured at Viva Technology in the LVMH Lab, click …

FURNISHR CTO FEATURED IN ALLEY WATCH’S WOMEN IN NYC TECH

Karen Lau, Co-founder and CTO of Furnishr, was interviewed by Alley Watch in the series of Women in NYC Tech, as one good female example of sucess in the tech sector. As reported by Alley watch, “starting her career in computer science, Lau decided to follow her passion for interior design before founding Furnishr. Furnishr, the turn-key solution for furnishing your …

LOOMIA’S CEO FEATURED IN ALLEY WATCH’S WOMEN IN NYC TECH

Janett Martinez, CEO of Loomia, participated in Alley Watch’s series of Women in NYC Tech. Growing up in NYC, Janett studied design technology and previously freelancing as a programmer, board op, and master electrician prior to launching her venture. Active in the NYC FashionTech scene, Janett is also extremely involved with other organizations that help women advance in the tech world. Janett …

CEO of Loomia shares her story in Forbes

Janett Martinez, CEO of our Cohort 2 company Loomia, was invited in “The Limit Does Not Exist” podcast studio to share her unique story for the latest Forbes audio episode. “It’s all about scrappy resourcefulness,” Janett said when commenting on her zig-zag career before she finally joined the leadership team of the fashion-tech startup. Her previous work in technology and theater, combined …

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 …

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 …

Furnishr on PYMNTS.com

Furnishr was featured on PYMNTS.com 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 …