Benja

Benja is a multi-channel merchandise ad platform. The Benja network serves deals from top-tier brands through unique user-experiences on mobile, web, and social. These user-experiences drive conversion and sell-through rates that exceed industry standards and have, over a two-year average, turned an $8 brand investment into $240 in sales revenue. Andrew Chapin co-founded the company with Tommy Goode in 2014 …

Cartogram

Cartogram provides indoor location services to businesses. Built natively into the Google Maps platform, Cartogram’s software services work together to create an end-to-end in-venue experience to drive revenue, enhance customer experience, and lower overhead for businesses. Will Clausen, Cartogram’s CEO and founder, leads the company with a unique blend of sales and engineering skills. Will was most recently at Microsoft …

ChatQuery

For e-commerce businesses who can’t find or afford their own data analytics team, ChatQuery provides an AI-powered virtual data analyst to help them make better decisions. Alex Man is the co-founder and CEO of ChatQuery. Alex’s mission in life is to explain numbers to his mom. Stints as a data analyst at Starcom, Groupon, and Atlas Partners have honed his …

Checkout

CheckOut is uniting online sales and conversion strategies with brick and mortar retail for a complete and immersive customer experience in physical stores. By creating smart connections between online sales activity and in-store preferences, CheckOut presents that data to customers using tablets, screens, and interactive mirrors. Asaf Shapira is the founder and CEO of Checkout. At the end of 2010, …

ELLA

Ella is positioned to fill the void in the women’s skincare market, as a female-focused lifestyle brand. Ella provides an elevated product and brand experience, sourcing high- quality ingredients tailored to the needs and identity of women. Jason Bravman is a co-founder of Ella, leading operations and finance. Most recently, he was a Vice President at Deutsche Bank. Jason graduated …

Mirror That Look

Both women and men get inspiration on what to wear from photos they see on the web and social media, but searching for fashion items in a photo has been challenging. Mirror That Look is solving this problem by building a powerful AI- backed visual search technology for visual-oriented products such as fashion goods – clothing, handbags, shoes, etc. – and …

Snappy

Snappy is an app that makes it extremely easy to send a thoughtful and personalized gift but with all the advantages of a gift card – offering choice for recipients and simplicity for senders. Hani Goldstein is the Co-Founder & CEO at Snappy, Hani holds 3 degrees which she studied simultaneously – Business Administration with a major in Finance, Law …

Ziel

Ziel is a platform that enables any lifestyle company to expand the reach of their brands into activewear. Ziel provides a turnkey solution to bring high-quality, eco-friendly performance apparel to market. The service platform includes custom design with on-demand production; U.S.-based production for quick response; and, seamless e-commerce and POS integration. Marleen Vogelaar is the founder and CEO of Ziel …

Banter

Banter is a Palo Alto-based startup revolutionizing the way customers interact with businesses. Their technology enables customers to contact businesses over direct messaging channels (e.g. SMS). Using both Artificial Intelligence and human agents, customers can make purchases and receive assistance in real time. Banter is currently focused on retail companies, but will expand into the travel and restaurant industries over …

Loomia (Formerly The Crated)

Loomia is an innovation house focused on seamlessly integrating electronic circuitry into textiles. With an eye towards supply chain integration and great design, they invent materials and processes to help companies combine technology and apparel to produce smart fabric at scale. Loomia also conducts proprietary research with the hopes of making second generation wearable technology mainstream. Madison Maxey is a …