Cohort 4 Convey Could be Off-Price’s Next Competitor

According to Sourcing Journal’s, secondhand clothing has become the first choice for more shoppers, gaining momentum in the retail space. Convey from our fourth cohort is highlighted as one of the innovators in resale space that enables consumers to return and resell their gently-used apparel for brand credit. Read more.

XRC Labs Cohort 4 Launch in Sourcing Journal

In Genevieve Scarano’s writing piece in the Sourcing Journal, startups from our fourth cohort are featured as the next generation of disruptors. As recently presented at our Launch Celebration, these companies aim to bridge the gap between physical and digital commerce and help retailers keep up with the competition, by capitalizing on technologies ranging from marketing automation to curated consumer …

Pano Anthos & Retail Innovation Conference in Retail Touchpoints

Our Founder and Managing Director, Pano Anthos, and the Head of the Innovation Lab for Neiman Marcus, Scott Emmons, were highlighted in Retail Touchpoints for identifying a number of up-and-coming technologies at the 2017 Retail Innovation Conference in June. In a freewheeling dialogue, Pano and Scott gave their unvarnished opinions of what’s hot and what’s not in new tech, touching upon …

FUNG GLOBAL RETAIL & COHORT 4 LAUNCH DAY REVIEW

Fung Global Retail & Technology attended our Cohort 4 Launch Reception and summarized the key takeaways of the evening. Our nine emerging startups participating in its fourth cohort provide retail solutions designed to improve the customer experience using artificial intelligence (AI), online platforms, facial recognition and on-demand ordering. More specifically, Pano Anthos, our Founder and Managing Director, announced that we …

Pano Anthos highlighted in Sourcing Journal

The American Apparel & Footwear Association Supply Chain Innovation Conference took place last week in NYC. Our Founder and Managing Director, Pano Anthos, was there participating in a panel discussion with Despina Papadopoulos (Founder & CEO of Principled Design,) Jose Suarez (President/CEO of Impactiva,) and Rick Horwitch (Vice President, Global Strategy and Solutions Business Development at Bureau Veritas Consumer Products,) focusing …

Cohort 1 Findmine in the Top 100 Working Places for Millennial Women

Based on a survey conducted by Mogul, XRC Cohort 1 Findmine was identified as one of the Top 100 companies worldwide leading the change and paving the way forward for the future of the workplace. Listed 12th, Findmine is actively leading initiatives to achieve gender equity in the workplace and help increase the percentage of leadership positions held by women to better shape workplace …

XRC in the Center of Corporate Innovation

NYC is one of the top cities for corporate innovation and R&D, and XRC couldn’t be but a part of it. According to Innovation Leader, Manhattan has corporate HQs at practically every intersection, and the city is surrounded by R&D campuses run by companies like IBM, PepsiCo, and Celgene. Even Silicon Valley giants like Google, Facebook, and Microsoft are tapping into the city’s …

FINDMINE’S CEO featured in Alley Watch’s Women in NYC Tech

Michelle Bacharach, the CEO and Co-founder of FINDMINE, was featured in Alley Watch’s Women in Tech series, sharing the challenges she’s facing, the perceptions that need to be changed and the work that’s being done in NYC to help promote women in tech. As mentioned on Alley Watch, “FINDMINE is a retail technology that uses machine learning to scale the currently …

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 …