We back visionary founders and companies that are re-inventing commerce and retail through technology.

 

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Alloy Automation

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Overview
Founded in 2019, Alloy is a no-code tool for creating automated workflows. Reached #1 on Product Hunt and was funded in YC’s W20 cohort.
Location
San Francisco
Category
Software Marketing Automation
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Flyp

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Overview
Flyp is one of the largest circular economy enablers in the world. With suite of SaaS products and a B2B marketplaces, Flyp empowers hundreds of thousands of power seller business who resell secondhand goods professionally. These small business are responsible for saving millions of pounds of used goods that would have ended in the landfill otherwise. The resale gig economy is a critical component of the circular economy, yet it seem to go unnoticed. Resellers lead immensely impactful and sustainability driven business, turning consumerist waste into liquid capital and economic opportunity. Flyp was founded by James Kawas and Dani Arnaout, two resale industry pioneers, who built, sold and IPO'ed multi-billion dollar resale marketplaces. Forbes Magazine says “Flyp Is Giving The Resale Industry A New Meaning".
Location
San Francisco
Category
Mobile E-Commerce Software Apps Design Sustainability Internet Services Commerce and Shopping Other Clothing and Apparel
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Promoted

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Overview
Native Promotions For Online Marketplace Platforms
Location
San Francisco
Category
Marketplace E-Commerce
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Queenly

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Overview
Queenly is a peer-to-peer marketplace and ML-driven search engine for the formal wear and competition wear industry. Through their unique long-term search feature called ISO (in search of), they're able to satisfy the exact demand of their users that are looking for these specific high priced items with very low usage. Their technology is a comprehensive search experience through the thoroughly labeled database of styles, fabrics, colors, and sizes. Queenly offers both a text based NLP search engine for users to type in a dress description, and computer-vision based visual search, for users to upload a picture of a dress and which allows their ML pipeline matches it to the tens of thousands (and growing) of dresses in their database. Queenly is currently available on iOS and web. Android app is in beta.Queenly also offers a premium service that involves authentication assurance, dry cleaning, packaging and shipping, to truly offer a white glove experience to their users. Queenly is helping innovate the industry to be more sustainable and inclusive solely dedicated to the dress resale market. The company also aims to foster a community of women that uplifts and strives to help one another look and feel like a queen on their special occasion.
Location
San Francisco
Category
Marketplace E-Commerce Fashion iOS Internet

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BlueFox.IO

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Overview
BlueFox technology senses mobile phones in real-time. Without having to download an app, opt-in or login, BlueFox helps businesses and brands sell more and engage with customers in any location, and in a privacy-friendly way.
Location
San Francisco Sunnyvale
Category
Enterprise Software Big Data Internet of Things Retail Technology Telecommunications

Cargo

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Overview
Cargo Systems Inc. are the creators of Cargo, the in-car service that allows rideshare passengers to order products on their phone, without downloading an app. Founded in 2016 by former Birchbox employees, Cargo launched in New York and Boston with thousands of driver signups in 49 states. Cargo works directly with rideshare companies, drivers and brand partners to distribute a variety of products to passengers in-car. A Techstars alumnus, Cargo is venture-backed by Techstars Ventures, Fontinalis Partners, Detroit Venture Partners, Rosecliff Capital.
Location
New York City New York
Category
Marketplace E-Commerce Transportation Advertising Logistics Distribution Ride Sharing Consumer

Evercontact

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Overview
Evercontact is an email software startup bringing natural language processing to email and contact management. Evercontact was launched in 2014 by a team of experienced developers and linguistic engineers. Evercontact was acquired by One More Company Inc in August 2016.
Location
San Francisco New York City Paris New York OMC Inc HQ
Category
Enterprise Software CRM Software Robotics SaaS Sales and Marketing Email Information Technology

For Days

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Overview
For Days is a new OS for manufacturing and commerce. For Days is a basics apparel business designed for circularity. The company aims to drive positive impact by changing relationship with those pesky essentials that have an inherently limited lifespan and save the planet with clothes.
Location
Los Angeles New York
Category
E-Commerce Retail Technology Consumer Manufacturing Fashion Sustainability

FrenchFounders

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Overview
FrenchFounders is a business network company. it offers a networking platform for French fluent entrepreneurs where members have the opportunity to connect with other entrepreneurs, exchange ideas, build business contacts, and grow their network. The company provides events, workspaces, and benefits for CEOs, top executives, entrepreneurs and investors worldwide. FrenchFounders was founded by Vincent Deruelle in 2014 and is headquartered in New York.
Location
New York Headquarters
Category
Professional Networking Communications Infrastructure Wireless Association

Goodeed

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Overview
Goodeed is an internet video advertising company that operates on a charity model. Goodeed operates by turning the advertising budgets from publishers into donations for charity. Registered users can click on an action: give a meal, give a vaccine or plant a tree. This opens a video advert that users must watch for at least twenty seconds. The money payed for the advertisement by the publisher will be forwarded to World Vision, World Food Programme, UNICEF, WWF, WeForest or one of the other participating charity organizations. Goodeed was founded by Vincent Touboul Flachaire in 2014. The company is based in Ile-de-France, Paris.
Location
Paris Headquarters
Category
Digital Media Advertising Charity Consumer

Hyphen

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Overview
Hyphen is a leading mobile employee voice and engagement platform. Every employee - from the new intern up to the CEO - can post any question anytime anonymously, get real-time responses and start unbiased, safe conversations. Hyphen boosts employee engagement, increases productivity and retention.
Location
San Francisco
Category
Enterprise Software Market Research Human Resources

OTO Systems

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Overview
OTO Systems is an SRI International spin-off venture building the next generation in speech tech by merging the modalities of words + intonation for a much deeper understanding of conversations. OTO Systems' platform uses AI to coach call center representatives in real-time during each call, allowing businesses to deliver a hyper-personalized customer experience at scale.
Location
New York City New York Zurich
Category
Enterprise Software Software Analytics Artificial Intelligence Natural Language Processing Speech Recognition Call Center Voice Technology

Presence AI

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Overview
Presence.ai allows anyone to do business over messaging easily and efficiently. Based in San Francisco and New-York, Presence.ai is a passionate team of entrepreneurs working hard to build the next generation of communication applications. Their Messaging Assistant powered by Artificial Intelligence allows clients to engage with businesses 24/7. The Bot, will automatically manage the conversation with clients without interrupting businesses productivity, saving them valuable time. They craft Intelligent Assistants that help consumers get their questions answered, book appointments or orders, with natural conversations over SMS, twitter, FB.
Location
San Francisco
Category
Enterprise Software Messaging Artificial Intelligence

Skip

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Overview
GoSkip is a mobile solution that provides shoppers with the fastest way to check out, without waiting in line. The complete solution consists of a mobile app, a dedicated GoSkip lane, and POS integration.
Location
Salt Lake City Cincinnati Headquarters
Category
Enterprise Software RetailTech Apps Consumer