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 …

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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 …

MADDY MAXEY WINS THE LORD & TAYLOR ROSE AWARD

We congratulate Maddy Maxey, the founder and CEO of our cohort 2 Loomia, for receiving the Lord & Taylor Rose Award at Marie Claire’s first-ever Young Women’s Honors awards ceremony, aiming to celebrate inspirational women of grit, grace, and greatness. Being selected as one of the amazing female millennials who do amazing things, Maddy is certainly leading the way to a future …

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WearAway and Nicole Miller

WearAway, a cohort 2 company, is expanding its product offering by giving users access to designer archived collections.  Nicole Miller has signed on to be the first designer in this new program, and plans to make 300 styles available to WearAway users in about two weeks.  You can reach more about this exciting new collaboration in this article in WWD.   …

Furnishr Building Brand

Furnishr, the turn-key home furnishing company from Cohort 2, has hired Daniel Wallock to help them scale and to streamline processes for customer acquisition.  Daniel has experience working with BMW, the American Heart Association and the University of California, Santa Barbara.  You can read more about this new collaboration in the PRWeb article here. (Photo: One of the many Furnishr …