XRC Cohort 3 Demo Day Review by Fashion Invest

Demo Day: XRC Labs Cohort 3 companies unveil retail and beauty tech startups (Source: Fashion Invest) “XRC Labs program for its Cohort 3 accelerator companies has officially come to a close. Last Friday, the “Big Eight” revealed their retail and beauty tech startups to an audience of investors and fashion tech industry members at the retail tech lab’s demo day held at Parsons The …

Pano Anthos highlighted in Forbes

As existing retailers don’t meet consumers’ needs, Forbes addresses the reasons why many stores are closing down. In this context, our Managing Director highlighted in his presentation at XRC Cohort 3 Demo Day event that technology and retail are structurally at odds. Here’s why– Technology companies have these attributes: Fail fast and often Build to learn You know better Do it …

Portfolio company Ziel in WWD for partnering with Gwynnie Bee

Ziel is a fully-integrated on-demand manufacturing and e-commerce engine that enables lifestyle brands and retailers to sell quick rotating collections of high-performance apparel without a significant operational investment. In the apparel market, where you either have to be a large player or make do with a low-quality solution, Ziel fulfils the untapped need for customised quality collections. As the future heads …

Pano and QUINN featured in Glossy.co

In an effort to better understand why former Wall Streeters find new careers as fashion founders, Glossy asked pioneers from the industry to share their personal stories and views on the matter. Among those people were our Managing Director, Pano Anthos, and Diana Melencio, co-founder of our portfolio company QUINN. “If you spend a lot of time in finance, you …

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 …

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 Leanluxe.com. 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.com

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 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 …