Retail Startups funded by Y Combinator (YC) 2024

February 2024

Browse 86 of the top Retail startups funded by Y Combinator.

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  • Presto
    Presto (s2010)Public • 200 employees • San Carlos, CA, USA
    Presto automates big chain restaurants like McDonald's, Starbucks, KFC, Chili's with a combination of Computer Vision, Voice AI, payments and advanced hw/sw solutions. We're obsessed with introducing next-gen tech to advance physical industries and delight consumers.
    food-service-robots-&-machines
    restaurant-tech
  • Faire
    Faire (w2017)Active • 1,155 employees • San Francisco, CA, USA
    Faire is an innovative online marketplace that uses machine learning to match local retailers with the brands and products that uniquely fit their stores. We are using the power of technology to connect brands and independent retailers from all over the world, building a thriving community of nearly 700,000 small business owners. Faire was founded on the belief that the future of retail is local. Our mission is to empower entrepreneurs to chase their dreams. Our data-driven approach unburdens retailers from decades-old obstacles by helping find the right products for their shop. Plus, our straight-forward financial terms level the playing field by eliminating inventory risk and providing access to capital—key offerings previously only available to big box chains. For brands, our platform provides powerful sales, marketing, and analytics tools that simplify their business and allow them to focus on what they love: making great products.
    marketplace
    retail
  • Meesho
    Meesho (s2016)Active • 1,850 employees • Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
    Meesho is India’s only true online marketplace, altering the status quo to make e-commerce inclusive and accessible for the next billion users. With a vision to enable 100 million small businesses, including individual entrepreneurs, to succeed online, Meesho is democratising internet commerce and bringing a range of products and new customers online. The Meesho marketplace provides sellers access to millions of customers, selections from over 30 categories, pan-India logistics, payment services and customer support capabilities to efficiently run their businesses.
    e-commerce
    retail
  • Podium
    Podium (w2016)Active • 930 employees • Lehi, UT, USA
    Podium is a suite of messaging tools for local business. Using our platform, businesses of all sizes can connect with customers via text to do things like request payments, collect reviews, and sell products, in a modern, convenient way. Our work streamlining this process for local businesses has awarded us recognition on top industry lists, such as Forbes’ Next Billion Dollar Startups, Forbes’ Cloud 100, the Inc. 5000 (#13), and Fast Company’s World’s Most Innovative Companies — in the last year alone. Headquartered in Lehi, Utah, and founded in 2014, Podium is currently backed by Accel, Summit Partners, GV (formerly Google Ventures), and Y Combinator.
    fintech
    saas
    b2b
  • Mashgin
    Mashgin (w2015)Active • 75 employees • Palo Alto, CA, USA
    Mashgin creates better retail experiences through visual automation. We’ve built a self-checkout kiosk that uses computer vision to scan multiple items without barcodes, reducing checkout time by 10x. We’re completely recreating the checkout experience in an industry that’s had little innovation in decades. Our clients see dramatic reductions in lines and revenue increases of as much as 400% as a result.
    cashierless-checkout
    deep-learning
    hardware
    computer-vision
    ai
  • Standard AI
    Standard AI (s2017)Active • 150 employees • San Francisco, CA, USA
    Standard Cognition is an artificial intelligence platform that allows buyers to grab what they want without having to go to a cashier.
    retail-tech
    retail
    ai
  • Caper
    Caper (w2016)Acquired • 15 employees
    Caper focuses on compacting Amazon-Go's technology (image recognition, sensor fusion and artificial intelligence) into a smart shopping cart, allowing each shopper to throw her groceries into the cart and self-checkout without cashiers. The technology is looking to fundamentally transform physical retail and rapidly scale into existing grocery stores.
    artificial-intelligence
    cashierless-checkout
    computer-vision
    retail-tech
  • Fivestars
    Fivestars (w2011)Acquired • 201 employees • San Francisco, CA, USA
    Fivestars is a leading payment and customer loyalty platform for small local businesses. Our mission is to help businesses and communities thrive by turning every transaction into a relationship. Since launching in 2011, Fivestars has become a rewarding platform with 60 million users discovering and driving sales to 14,000+ small businesses. We help drive over $3 billion in local sales per year. More than 1 million people sign up monthly to support the local businesses that make our neighborhoods great. The company is backed by Lightspeed, DCM, Menlo Ventures, HarbourVest, and others. Together, let’s #LoveLocal. Visit www.fivestars.com for more information.
    fintech
    marketplace
  • Convictional
    Convictional (w2019)Active • 25 employees • Toronto, ON, Canada
    Convictional helps retailers and marketplaces onboard, integrate, and transact with their suppliers. We provide the infrastructure that enables product information, inventory, orders, invoices, and more to flow bidirectionally between trading partners. With Convictional, retailers and marketplaces can onboard new suppliers in minutes versus months and expand their online assortments without any inventory risk. Our mission is to connect the world's trading partners.
    saas
    b2b
    retail
    enterprise
  • Shelf Engine
    Shelf Engine (s2018)Active • 40 employees • Seattle, WA, USA
    Shelf Engine helps businesses increase sales by accurately predicting the perfect amount of perishable goods to order, thus reducing food waste.
    machine-learning
  • ZOKO
    ZOKO (w2021)Active • 18 employees • Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
    Zoko makes it easy for businesses, to do Sales, Marketing and Customer Support on WhatsApp. There are 100 million merchants worldwide, already using WhatsApp for their businesses. The founders started off with an ecommerce business, entirely on WhatsApp, which grew to a customer base of 200K followers who would make purchases after seeing their weekly WhatsApp updates. Other businesses started reaching out to them, offering to pay for their "WhatsApp sales tools". That was the Aha moment! The founders realized that selling these tools to other businesses, was the way to go. In fact, 175 million people message a business on WhatsApp everyday. Even Amazon can't beat that! There is a dire need for tools that allow businesses to use WhatsApp effectively as a channel to sell online. The market size for ecommerce on WhatsApp is estimated be north of $50B/year. WhatsApp is the internet of the #nextbillion and Zoko plans to become the Shopify for merchants, selling on WhatsApp.
    generative-ai
    saas
    e-commerce
  • SPATE
    SPATE (s2018)Active • 15 employees • New York, NY, USA
    Spate is your machine intelligence solution for finding the next big trend in Beauty and Food. For example, we spotted trends such as turmeric, face masks, and cold brew.
    machine-learning
    ai
  • Ramani
    Ramani (w2020)Active • 70 employees • Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    An app for salespeople to track inventory, register their customers and record their sales transactions. Cofounders: African. Ex-Salesforce PM, Stanford CS, Capgemini
    saas
  • Talkable
    Talkable (w2011)Active • 76 employees • San Francisco, CA, USA
    Talkable (formerly Curebit) helps online stores increase revenue through referrals by turning existing customers into marketers. When customers check out from a Talkable-enabled store, they are presented personalized deals that they can gift to their friends by posting to Facebook or forwarding a link. The deals give both the the original customer and their referred friends a rebate on their purchase at this store.
    e-commerce
    referrals
  • Eze
    Eze (w2020)Active • 32 employees • San Francisco, CA, USA
    Eze is a B2B Marketplace that connects telecommunication and global electronic wholesalers allowing them to trade devices in wholesale quantities with real-time market data. Our aim is to formalize the fragmented and inefficient second-hand electronics market that had an estimated beachhead of $17 billion in 2016 which grew 50% from 2015. (Deloitte) Buyers and sellers use our platform to submit buy and sell requests. Eze automatically connects the two parties with compatible bids and executes the trade. The platform gives businesses real-time market prices and eliminates transaction risk by acting as an intermediary with a secure payment system.
    marketplace
    electronics
  • Mobydish
    Mobydish (w2015)Active • 10 employees • Austin, TX, USA
    MobyDish, a tech-enabled service, allowing anyone to place a catering order online in less than 3min to feed people from 10 to 1,000 people. We select the best restaurants, hire and train our fleet of drivers who will deliver and setup and we're proud to have the best customer service in the space. We also offer on site catering host and premium service that can be requested in up to 48hours in advance. We own our tech from online ordering, to manage and dispatch orders to drivers, and build customer relationship. We're used by top companies in the biggest cities in the US and we help for our customers with any needs from breakfast, lunch, happy hour and dinner. We are known for our flexibility, reliability and provide recurring and last-minute catering orders.
    food-service-robots-&-machines
    food-tech
  • Upfront
    Upfront (w2023)Active • 2 employees
    Upfront helps merchants lower the out of pocket costs of clean energy products, making them dramatically more affordable for customers. From finding and handling incentives to offering financing, we provide merchants with the tools to always offer the best deal in town.
  • Olark
    Olark (s2009)Active • 28 employees • Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Olark is easy-to-use live chat software that lets you talk to customers on your website. Olark can help you track leads, drive sales, increase conversions, and provide great customer service. Real-time visitor information like login name, geographic location, purchase history and cart contents help you personalize every interaction and strengthen customer relationships. Sign up and start making your customers happier today! Click here to sign up for a demo: https://hello.olark.com/sales
    sales
    customer-service
    chat
  • MarketForce
    MarketForce (s2020)Active • 400 employees • Nairobi, Kenya
    MarketForce empowers neighbourhood merchants in Africa to source, order and pay for inventory digitally and conveniently, access a banking wallet with credit facilities, collect digital payments and earn extra income by offering agency baking services and reselling digital financial services such as airtime, electricity tokens and bill payments in their communities. Incorporated in 2019, MarketForce is a fast-growing company running an asset-light business model and is currently operational in 5 markets in Sub-Saharan Africa, with over 200,000 merchants and 180 consumer brands trading on the platform.
    fintech
    marketplace
    b2b
  • Glimpse
    Glimpse (s2020)Active • 3 employees • New York, NY, USA
    Save 20 hours per employee a week by introducing AI-powered automations & insights into your business to streamline data entry, buyer communication, identifying flags in your data, and more
    e-commerce
    food-&-beverage
    retail
    data-visualization
    ai
  • Explorex
    Explorex (s2020)Active • 18 employees • Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
    The Indian restaurant industry has already adopted technology to adapt to the growing demands and match the expectations of today's customers but the absence of a full-stack cloud-based software is extremely frustrating to business owners today. The existing systems lack modularity, lack the ability to integrate with services, and hence aren't plug and play. Also, Restaurants are extremely frustrated with all the 5-6 independent systems that don't talk to each other. We are solving these problems by building a full-stack solution for the 30 million+ restaurants in India, by solving order management, operations management, online delivery, payment processing, reports & analytics, and guest identification and re-engagement all using one system - Explorex.
    marketplace
    saas
  • Response
    Response (s2020)Active • 10 employees • San Francisco, CA, USA
    Response is organizing the world’s inventory – making it universally accessible and useful. We make it easy for businesses to shop all their vendors in one place - starting with warehouse and operations teams. We’ve built the largest catalog of industrial products in the US and service customers in 25 states - ranging from single location startups to public companies with dozens of facilities.
    marketplace
    b2b
    supply-chain
  • Transformity
    Transformity (s2023)Active • 2 employees
    Transformity is a point-of-sale & back office software purpose-built for liquor stores that integrates with their distributors, automates manual work, and opens new sources of revenue.
    fintech
    saas
    b2b
    retail-tech
    smb
  • Cratejoy
    Cratejoy (s2013)Active • 51 employees • Austin, TX, USA
    Cratejoy is the only all-in-one subscription box solution to help you launch, grow and scale your company. We provide the leading subscription box platform that allows you to launch and grow your business faster and more efficiently - no coding or plug-ins required. We support over 2,500 companies on our platform and over 1 million subscribers on the Cratejoy Marketplace. Founded in 2014, Cratejoy is headquartered in Austin, TX
    subscriptions
  • SwiftSku
    SwiftSku (w2021)Active • 35 employees • San Francisco, CA, USA
    SwiftSku connects the $650B convenience store industry with management and analytics. SwiftSku’s app connects to point of sales at convenience stores in real time, enabling owners to remotely manage and monitor their stores. We take the guesswork out of running a convenience store with predictive analytics, dashboards, and reports. SwiftSku's CEO, Mit Patel, grew up managing the inventory, pricebook, and reporting of his family’s convenience stores, and, when vendors would come by, he’d bridge the language barrier as a translator. More than 85% of independent convenience stores are owned by Indian families like Mit’s. Solving convenience store owners' pains of today leads to SwiftSku's greater vision of optimizing the supply chain, facilitating a retailer agnostic consumer to brand relationship, and providing real time insights to brands and retailers.
    fintech
    saas
    b2b
    analytics
    retail-tech
  • Compra Rápida
    Compra Rápida (w2022)Active • 10 employees • São Paulo, State of São Paulo, Brazil
    Compra Rápida is the fastest way to checkout in LatAm, leveraging customer experience and conversion rates. We work across all platforms, empowering anyone to collect payments in just one-click.
    fintech
    b2b
    e-commerce
  • RADAR (w2013)Active • 46 employees • New York, NY, USA
    RADAR is a platform that combines RFID and computer vision to automate and augment retail store processes. Our technology offers unprecedented speed and location accuracy, which allows stores to: 1) Manage inventory efficiently, through automated inventory counts, improved in-store replenishment and instantaneous customer stock checks 2) Eliminate checkout lines altogether through our autonomous checkout tool. 3) Measure all customer-product interactions, giving physical stores the same insight into consumer behavior and product performance as online stores. https://goradar.com
    artificial-intelligence
    retail-tech
  • OneLocal
    OneLocal (s2017)Active • 90 employees • Toronto, ON, Canada
    OneLocal's cloud-based tools help you provide best-in-class experiences, connecting you with customers in a more meaningful way. Each tool is designed to work independently, but when connected together, they offer full-automation to drive revenue growth & save you time. There's no infrastructure or setup time required, simply login & watch OneLocal work for your business.
    crm
  • Vori
    Vori (w2020)Active • 12 employees • East Palo Alto, CA, USA
    Vori makes ordering dead simple for local supermarkets with a streamlines mobile wholesale marketplace where grocers can order for any department of their store--from dairy to dry goods to alcohol.
    grocery
  • Parrot Software 🦜
    Parrot Software 🦜 (s2020)Active • 40 employees • Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
    Parrot is the operating system for restaurants in LatAm. We convert operational chaos into control by bringing together our Payment terminal, Delivery Apps, and Invoicing into a unified POS system. All of it backed by a fully featured Restaurant Management System on the cloud.
    fintech
    saas
    b2b
  • Cuboh
    Cuboh (s2019)Active • 50 employees • Victoria, BC, Canada
    We build software to help restaurants manage their third-party delivery online orders.
    saas
    food-tech
  • Awtomic
    Awtomic (s2020)Active • 11 employees • Seattle, WA, USA
    Awtomic powers DTC brands with an easy-to-use subscription management and discovery platform. Starting with a Shopify app, we'll give merchants the subscription product power of premium subscription brands like Dollar Shave Club and Ipsy. As we grow our support for more eCommerce platforms and merchants, we'll help customers discover new brands through cross-sells and make it easier for them to manage their subscriptions in one place.
  • Branch8
    Branch8 (s2015)Active • 15 employees • Kowloon City District, Hong Kong
    Branch8 offers e-commerce sellers access to a single platform that lets them list their products across a wide swath of e-commerce sites. Updating and delisting items are similarly simple. Plus, the company also offers logistics and order management – the idea is that it can be a one-stop shop for e-commerce sellers, helping them to earn more money while saving them valuable time. Branch8 is created by a team of sellers and engineers. They live and breathe e-commerce. In the past, They were a top seller selling across Lazada, Qoo10, Rakuten, Amazon and Ebay. Their team consists of individuals from Lazada, Rocket Internet, Facebook and Microsoft.
    marketplace
    e-commerce
  • Meitre
    Meitre (w2018)Active • 9 employees • Palo Alto, CA, USA
    Online reservations, guest and revenue management for the world's top restaurants.
    saas
    b2b
  • Bikry
    Bikry (w2020)Active • 25 employees • Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India
    Bikry App is a no-code platform that helps stores and services go online in India. We build them an online catalogue integrated with digital payments and pan-India delivery logistics within 5 minutes. Stores share their website and Android app link via Whats App and other social media channels to generate orders.
    b2b
    e-commerce
    retail
  • Tajir
    Tajir (w2020)Active • 50 employees • Lahore, Pakistan
    In Pakistan, stores struggle to buy inventory. Stores waste hours dealing with dozens of suppliers and wait passively for salesmen to visit their stores. Deliveries are often late, incorrect, or never arrive at all. Stores often learn prices at the point of delivery and cannot compare across different suppliers. Tajir solves this by offering a one-stop shop for all inventory purchasing with low prices, huge selection, and the convenience of 24/7 ordering with next-day delivery. Mom-and-pop stores are the arteries of Pakistan's economy. Through empowering them with world class logistics & information tools, Tajir aims to refactor and simplify Pakistan's retail economy.
    marketplace
    b2b
  • matagora
    matagora (s2019)Active • 5 employees • Montreal, QC, Canada
    We’re on a mission to enable collaborative commerce for independent retailers to flourish. Matagora allows independent retailers to automate the manual work of retail collaborations to make their operations refreshingly simple. Discover new retail partners, onboard and import all product information in one click, sync with a retail partner's inventory in real-time, and never worry about a manual invoice or payment. Stores are instantly transformed into real-time scalable marketplaces while keeping their product curation exciting for their customers. Brands get access to infinitely more distribution channels, and ensure they always get paid on time. We simplify collaborative commerce from end-to-end so retailers can sell better, together.
    marketplace
    collaboration
    marketing
    retail-tech
    retail
  • Lizza
    Lizza (w2022)Active • 7 employees • Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
    Lizza makes it easy for creators to make a living by selling their favourite brands' products to their audience and earn commissions from these sales.
    marketplace
    saas
    e-commerce
  • autone
    autone (s2022)Active • 8 employees • Milan, Metropolitan City of Milan, Italy
    Today, Retailers have to make 1000s of complex operational decisions every day, all impacting their bottom line.This problem is being currently tackled with excel or legacy systems, both no longer fit for purpose. We make a platform that lets retailers make optimal decisions, easily and quickly. We ingest a retailer's data, generate recommendations and then allow users to approve a given action. Our platform covers topics including product pricing, inventory replenishment and re-ordering with the goal of covering all operational processes.
    sustainable-fashion
    consumer
    supply-chain
    retail
  • StrideQ
    StrideQ (s2021)Active • 2 employees • Mountain View, CA, USA
    StrideQ (formerly SliceQ) is the automated phone ordering system for restaurants which ensures no missed calls and no missed orders. Surprisingly, 33% of restaurant customers still prefer ordering via phone calls, but front desk staff is often busy and revenue is lost. After enabling StrideQ our customers have increased their sales by over 10%, even while dealing with staff shortages in covid times. Phone ordering is our wedge to become the point of sale system for all restaurants. StrideQ also streamlines dine-in and online orders in one single system. It helps to run restaurants more easily by effectively managing operations during weekend peak rush.
    food-service-robots-&-machines
    saas
    e-commerce
  • AutoHub (s2017)Active • 2 employees • San Francisco, CA, USA
    AutoHub is a marketplace for automotive wholesale transactions. AutoHub is a transparent, efficient, convenient and cost-efficient digital auction platform.
    diagnostics
    automotive
  • Seer
    Seer (w2021)Active • 4 employees • Menlo Park, CA, USA
    Seer helps retail salespeople create and send personalized shoppable Lookbooks to their customers via email and sms.
    saas
  • borong
    borong (w2020)Active • 80 employees • Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    Our mission is to help local independent retailers find their best-sellers investors by matching them with the right supplier and brands. We believe that today's evolution of the wholesale industry has stifled the growth of many SME businesses. The supply-chain in Malaysia and across Southeast Asia lacks meaningful real-time connectivity between suppliers and retailers. Hence we are determined to transform this industry by providing businesses the right tools to grow. Our modern, digital approach to the wholesale industry allows retailers to discover, purchase, and manage inventories for their store - all on a single marketplace platform. And our software tool for suppliers helps businesses to deal with all the pain points of growing customer database, from ordering to payments. With our data-driven approach, we connects local, independent retailers with the right brands, distributors, and wholesalers to stock their store with the best products. This saves retailers and suppliers time and money, allowing them to focus on what's most important: building and running their business. borong is headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
    marketplace
    saas
    b2b
  • bipi
    bipi (w2022)Active • 15 employees • Jakarta, Indonesia
    Bipi helps Indonesian cornerstores make extra money by reselling kitchenware and homeware products to their neighborhood customers. Through our platform, resellers can offer popular e-commerce products to their customers without any additional working capital. We make reselling easy and rewarding, by offering tools and tips that help resellers manage customers orders and reach their maximum sales potential.
    b2b
    e-commerce
    retail
  • Tablevibe
    Tablevibe (s2021)Active • 10 employees • Singapore
    We help restaurants go direct-to-consumer Similar to delivery apps, we provide a free shop (mobile + desktop) and an automated rider booking system. The difference is restaurants pay 0% commission and own all their customer data. We are fully integrated with Uber, Doordash, Grab, Foodpanda and Lalamove. Our system automatically books drivers from these partners who deliver orders for a low distance-based fee. In total, restaurants save 50-80% and build their own customer database by processing online orders with Tablevibe. We power direct online ordering for hundreds of restaurants like CloudEats (burgerbeast.ph) and Arthur's Pizza (arthurspizza.com.au). We operate in Australia, The Philippines, Singapore, and The Netherlands. We were founded by a team of ex-Googlers and received US$1.6M in funding from venture capital firms Y Combinator (S21), Global Founders Capital, and Velocity Ventures.
    saas
    e-commerce
    food-tech
    retail
  • Zinc
    Zinc (w2014)Active • 10 employees • San Francisco, CA, USA
    Our team has built listing creation, inventory management, repricing, and fulfillment software currently used by tens of thousands of the top Amazon and eBay sellers. We power the entire product catalog for dozens of US and international e-commerce sites. Our founders and lead engineers hail from MIT and have worked at top-tier Silicon Valley companies including Palantir, Stripe, Dropbox, Nest, and Optimizely. Thousands of small business owners around the world make a living using Zinc's software. As the backbone of these online stores, Zinc's software powers hundreds of millions of dollars in annual sales. We offer an unconventional work environment focused on results, not hours. Zinc is backed by Y Combinator and some of the best angel investors in Silicon Valley, but we are also profitable and independent.
    e-commerce
  • 42
    42 (w2014)Active • San Francisco, CA, USA
    42 is an end-to-end analytics stack for DTC and wholesale brands. Our platform shows you the right insights and data, anytime you need them: - Hundreds of built-in metrics across Stores, eComm, Wholesale, or any other channel - See all your sales, stock and customer in one report, with images - Accurate cost, markdown and promo reporting - Get answers in real-time, during your buyer / supplier meetings - Get your store managers to use data, we've seen 10% margin increases from this - Actually know how much stock you have. We're more than just a dashboard... - No infrastructure needed. We do the hosting and maintenance. - No integrations (for you). We do the heavy-lifting and get your data into 42 - For brands, we work with all the major retailers (via xlsx, portals or EDI) - For retailers, we can be your vendor portal - We integrate with any system - We work with you to tailor the analytics according to your products and naming Our customers include AllSaints, Frasers Group, Incipio Group, Bandier, Deconic... and way more. If you want to learn more about what we do, head over to our website: 42technologies.com ... or go to any AllSaints store and ask a store manager :)
    saas
    analytics
    retail
  • Turing Labs Inc.
    Turing Labs Inc. (w2020)Active • 18 employees • New York, NY, USA
    Developing a consumer product like Dove is complex, time-consuming, and expensive; companies like Unilever analyzes millions of data points to develop a blockbuster consumer product. Turing makes this process 10x more efficient. Turing's AI harnesses the data from several sources and helps to make a better decision about product development 10x faster.
    artificial-intelligence
    b2b
  • CraftOS (formerly Martola)
    CraftOS (formerly Martola) (s2023)Active • 3 employees • San Francisco, CA, USA
    CraftOS offers a procurement and purchase order management system that replaces pen-and-paper with a streamlined interface that allows wineries and wine sellers to generate and send purchase orders, and then later receive their deliveries using our receiving app. Additionally, CraftOS will soon launch a Point-of-Sale product that's tailor-made for the wine industry. Our longterm vision is to cover the full range of business needs for the wine industry, from wine clubs to tastings reservations to online wine sales, before expanding to adjacent industries such as beer, spirits, and nonalcoholic beverages.
    saas
    b2b
    retail
  • Booth AI
    Booth AI (w2023)Active • 3 employees
    Booth AI enables companies to supercharge their creative output with a generative-AI powered image production platform. Booth AI replaces complicated, labor intensive, time consuming and expensive commercial product lifestyle photoshoots. Brand managers, merchandisers, and marketers can produce beautiful lifestyle images in a matter of seconds at a fraction of the cost of traditional photoshoots.
    artificial-intelligence
    generative-ai
    e-commerce
    marketing
    retail
  • re-mint
    re-mint (w2022)Active • 2 employees • New York, NY, USA
    re-mint lets fashion brands set up official secondhand marketplaces so their customers can buy and sell directly with each other. We help brands monetize their resale market. We offer revenue share on transaction fees and use the transaction data to drive new sales. For example, if an Everlane customer sells her jeans because they are too small, we retarget her to purchase the larger size from Everlane's main e-commerce website.
    marketplace
    b2b
    e-commerce
  • Meru.com
    Meru.com (w2021)Active • 70 employees • Mexico City, CDMX, Mexico
    Meru is a platform that is optimizing the automotive aftermarket supply chain for mechanics in Latin America.
    fintech
    marketplace
  • Anakin
    Anakin (s2021)Active • 55 employees • New York, NY, USA
    Anakin is building a fully automated pricing engine for large eCommerce companies such as Walmart, and Uber. We help them increase their revenue by upto 12% by optimizing the pricing, products and trends data of their competitors. We do that by collecting data and generating actionable insights. Our pricing engine automatically changes the prices of hundreds of millions of products across 15+ countries in real-time. Anakin is profitable and growing 24% every month with 6 multi-billion-dollar eCommerce companies as clients.
    saas
    b2b
    e-commerce
  • Sourcify
    Sourcify (w2018)Active • 15 employees • San Diego, CA, USA
    Sourcify is a profitable high growth sourcing platform that helps ecommerce brands and Fortune 500s manufacture products in Asia.
    manufacturing
    supply-chain
  • Fleek
    Fleek (w2022)Active • 3 employees • San Francisco, CA, USA
    Fleek is a B2B Wholesale Marketplace for second-hand fashion. Our buyers are vintage stores and online resellers; our suppliers are used clothing wholesalers, rag-houses, and donation centres.
    marketplace
    b2b
    e-commerce
  • Fountain9
    Fountain9 (w2021)Active • 8 employees • Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
    Fountain9 is a predictive inventory planning solution. We help food brands and retailers reduce food wastage and improve product availability by predicting their future inventory needs. Food wastage is a global problem that has both financial and environmental costs. An estimated $1.3 Bn tonnes of food is wasted every year and 7 - 15% of that is because of mismanaged inventory. We accurately predict future inventory imbalances which lead to out of stock situations or wastage, and also recommends best ways of minimising their impact. Our state of the art demand sensing and pricing engine takes into account several factors like historical sales trends, seasonality, holidays, markdown events and pricing changes to predict future inventory requirements and optimize prices. Predicted inventory demand is also aligned with supply side data to identify ideal suppliers and replenishment quantities that minimize chances of stock outs or inventory wastage.
    artificial-intelligence
    warehouse-management-tech
    e-commerce
    supply-chain
    retail
  • Focal Systems
    Focal Systems (w2016)Active • 170 employees • New York, NY, USA
    Focal Systems is on a mission to lower the cost of living for all mankind by automating and optimizing Brick and Mortar Retail with the latest advancements in AI. Focal Systems is the industry leader in retail automation solutions. By digitizing store shelves hourly and unleashing FocalOS, retailers unlock huge operational efficiencies, optimized merchandising, and streamlined supply chains which deliver impactful financial results. Focal is transforming retail by empowering store management to make automated, data-driven decisions. We are the operating system of retail.
    deep-learning
    grocery
    computer-vision
  • Aleph Solutions
    Aleph Solutions (s2021)Active • 35 employees • Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Aleph helps companies with thousands of products like General Motors and Bosch increase their revenue in Latin America by listing their inventory on large e-commerce sites like Mercado Libre and Amazon. Our customers sell over U$D 4M dollars’ worth of product every month using our software. Many brands struggle with the shift to sell on marketplaces. They want resellers to be involved in their online sales strategies, but both still need to maintain 10,000 products, prices and inventory up-to-date across digital channels and Marketplaces do not provide tools to help brands and resellers on the journey. Aleph is the best way for brands and wholesalers to replicate their offline network of resellers online. With Aleph, Brands create high-quality product catalogs to share with their resellers. Now, any seller can access their product catalogue and sell on marketplaces.
    marketplace
    b2b
    e-commerce
  • CrediBook
    CrediBook (w2022)Active • 53 employees • Jakarta, Indonesia
    CrediBook digitizes the MSMEs' supply chain, from wholesale to retail, through online wholesale and bookkeeping operation system. Our online wholesale platform CrediMart aims to create an efficient inventory-sourcing. We provide online-ordering, Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) payment method, and logistic support. We help our wholesale partners earn an additional daily income stream by 50%. Our bookkeeping app CrediBook also enables MSMEs generate financial report in less than 5 minutes and proven to speed up users’ micro-loans process from financial institutions. CrediBook strives to encourage more MSMEs to benefit digitalization from easy and efficient platforms that meet their needs.
    b2b
    e-commerce
  • Atomic
    Atomic (s2020)Active • 25 employees • San Francisco, CA, USA
    With our API any company that holds consumer deposits (e.g. savings apps) can easily embed professionally managed investment accounts into their services.
    artificial-intelligence
    fintech
  • Vendora
    Vendora (w2023)Active • 2 employees
    Vendora is the all-in-one platform for grocers to win online. With our AI powered automations and deep integrations with your entire tech stack (POS, loyalty, inventory, accounting), we help grocers sell and succeed on third party marketplaces and give them a best in class online storefront (website and app) along with all the analytics and tools to manage them.
  • Airgoods
    Airgoods (s2023)Active • 3 employees • New York, NY, USA
    We connect specialty food stores with their next best selling products. Airgoods is a wholesale marketplace that makes it easy for specialty food stores to buy their inventory in one place. Today, these stores use Airgoods to shop from over 1,400 non-alcoholic and functional beverage products – including top brands like Athletic Brewing, Ghia and De Soi.
  • Cradle
    Cradle (s2020)Active • 2 employees • Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
    Cradle is a B2B payments network in India that lets small businesses collect online payments from other businesses for free.
    fintech
  • Avocado
    Avocado (w2021)Active • 4 employees • Austin, TX, USA
    Our mission is to support entrepreneurs in the food industry by offering a seamlessly integrated restaurant tech platform. We handle all forms of customer payments, both in person and online, including kiosk and invoicing. Additionally, we manage critical back-office tasks, including order management, payroll, bookkeeping, and sales tax remittance, so that restaurants and their teams can prioritize delivering exceptional dining experiences.
    fintech
    marketplace
    food-tech
  • Aura Vision
    Aura Vision (w2019)Active • 10 employees • London, UK
    Aura Vision is like Google Analytics for physical stores. We help retailers make more sales by using their existing security cameras and our plug & play AI to better measure their customers and stores.
    saas
    iot
    computer-vision
  • Dragoneye
    Dragoneye (w2024)Active • 2 employees • New York, NY, USA
    Dragoneye is a computer vision platform that allows folks to use CV to recognize things in the world with high accuracy and deep granularity, right out of the box. No more arduous process of annotating any training data or doing any machine learning themselves. For example, retailers can turn their product images into rich product metadata. With this highly detailed metadata, we help these companies to supercharge their commerce solutions and importantly, drive revenue by enhancing everything from site search to buying analytics.
    artificial-intelligence
    computer-vision
    retail-tech
    retail
  • Meadow
    Meadow (w2015)Active • 14 employees • San Francisco, CA, USA
    Headquartered in San Francisco since 2014, Meadow builds powerful Point of Sale and eCommerce software for retailers in the legal cannabis industry. Meadow’s all-in-one platform allows dispensaries to sell products, manage menus and inventory, reward customers, dispatch delivery and pick-up orders, and create exceptional in-store experiences for customers. Meadow powers dispensaries and delivery services of all sizes, utilizing technology to maintain compliance with local and state regulations, scale with the Adult Use market, and create operational efficiencies that allow these businesses to thrive in a regulated industry. Meadow’s team is dedicated to making the best retail software in cannabis, and to creating a more collaborative and inclusive legal cannabis industry. To learn more about Meadow, visit getmeadow.com.
    saas
    cannabis
  • outloud.ai
    outloud.ai (s2021)Active • 5 employees • Miami, FL, USA
    We record conversations that customers have when they are placing orders in drive-thru restaurants, automatically analyze them, and help operators to upsell better or alert them when they are out of stock.
    machine-learning
    saas
    b2b
  • Hellometer
    Hellometer (s2020)Active • 2 employees • Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Hellometer helps fast food owners' grow same store sales using security cameras to improve customer wait times. Speed of service is fast food's core value proposition (it’s literally in the name) and owners currently don't have a reliable way to measure it. We show them when and where they have slowdowns and for every 7s they improve service times, owners see 1% increase in revenue.
    saas
    computer-vision
    b2b
  • Luca
    Luca (w2023)Active • 4 employees • San Francisco, CA, USA
    Pricing Strategy is one of the most powerful levers that retailers have at their disposal to create growth, yet it is underleveraged. Most retail pricing teams settle for making decisions in spreadsheets, shooting in the dark, and working backward from a cost-plus margin target, leaving a LOT of money on the table. Our founders experienced these problems at scale when they built pricing tech at Uber that made Uber a billion dollars in profit a year. They realized that retail was lacking the same quality and sophistication of price tooling. So, they built Luca. Luca is an AI-powered co-pilot for retail operators, which constantly identifies revenue and profit headroom, makes recommendations for price adjustments and saves countless work hours along the way. Luca is backed by Y Combinator, Menlo Ventures, and others.
    machine-learning
    saas
    e-commerce
    retail
  • Moltin (w2015)Acquired • 32 employees • Boston, MA, USA
    At Moltin, we believe that brand experiences should never be obscured by technology and that commerce development should be simple, lightweight and fun. Moltin is an API-first digital commerce solution that enables retailers to build distinctive shopping experiences and embed them into any consumer touchpoint. It combines an extremely flexible set of APIs, developer toolkits, pre-built applications and cloud infrastructure to make commerce development simple, lightweight and fast. Moltin APIs are the simplest, most powerful in the industry. Retailers can test new channels quickly, scale into new markets, and keep pace with ever-evolving consumer trends. With Moltin, commerce flows seamlessly across any channel, device and experience. Moltin has a rapidly growing community of more than 17,000 developers around the world, pushing the boundaries of traditional commerce.
    payments
    e-commerce
    api
  • Semantics3
    Semantics3 (w2013)Acquired • 25 employees • San Francisco, CA, USA
    Our products: - Data APIs/Feeds (Retail feeds, UPC lookups, Keyword search) - AI APIs (Categorization, Attribute extraction/NER, Matching) - Dashboards (Analytics reports, Price monitoring) We offer enterprise solutions for: - E-commerce Marketplaces (catalog generation & enrichment, seller on-boarding) - Logistics (HTS/tariff classification, attribute enrichment) - Brands (market share & trend reports, price monitoring)
    artificial-intelligence
    logistics
    e-commerce
  • Bulletin
    Bulletin (w2017)Acquired • 15 employees • New York, NY, USA
    Bulletin is a small business community that allows independent brands and retailers to connect, transact, and grow together.
    marketplace
    b2b
  • 500Friends (w2010)Acquired • 51 employees • San Francisco, CA, USA
    Merkle Loyalty Solutions, formerly 500friends, is a leader in customer loyalty marketing solutions. Clients depend on us to help them develop and execute a differentiated and impactful customer loyalty strategy that delivers the business results they expect. Merkle Loyalty Solutions is recognized by Forrester Research as a Strong Performer in The Forrester Wave™: Customer Loyalty Solutions, Q3 2017, and as a Leader and received the highest overall score in The Forrester Wave™: Customer Loyalty Solutions For Midsize Organizations, Q1 2016. The end-to-end loyalty services Merkle Loyalty Solutions offer include: - Strategic consulting - SaaS loyalty platform named LoyaltyPlus™ - Platform integration - Program management and support - Advanced analytics Merkle is a leading data-driven, technology-enabled, global performance marketing agency that specializes in the delivery of unique, personalized customer experiences across platforms and devices. The agency’s heritage in data, technology, and analytics forms the foundation for its unmatched skills in understanding consumer insights that drive people-based marketing strategies. With more than 4,100 employees, the Merkle team is based in Columbia, MD, with 16 additional offices in the US and 8 offices in Europe and Asia. In 2016, the agency joined the Dentsu Aegis Network. Learn more about Merkle Loyalty Solutions at www.500friends.com. --- We're hiring! Please check out our openings at: www.500friends.com/who-we-are/careers
    marketing
  • Bizzy (w2015)Acquired • 2 employees • San Francisco, CA, USA
    Bizzy is an automated marketing platform designed to boost sales for ecommerce shops. Bizzy is the first tool to centralize a business’ entire marketing portfolio around a single, dynamic set of customer data. As this centralized data updates based on customer behavior and marketing interactions, Bizzy adapts and executes a business'​ campaigns.
    e-commerce
    marketing
  • Allure Systems
    Allure Systems (w2019)Acquired • 18 employees • New York, NY, USA
    Allure Systems was Acquired by Farfetch (NASDAQ: FTCH) in Dec 2021. AllureSystems uses generative A.I. to create stunning apparel images for eCommerce. Allure works with leading fashion retailers to improve conversion rates by creating images that resonate with their clients in a scalable and cost-effective way. With a single photo of clothing, a brand can produce unlimited images, on any model, instantly. The ability to show styles on models in every size increases conversion rates and wow the customers. Without needing models or photographers on-site, brands can produce images for their product page at scale.
    generative-ai
    computer-vision
    e-commerce
    ai
  • Two Tap (w2014)Acquired • 11 employees • San Francisco, CA, USA
    Two Tap is the first e-commerce gateway built to make online shopping experiences seamless across the entire web. Its robust platform, which incorporates a set of intelligence tools, eliminates the friction caused by today’s multi-channel path to purchase. With Two Tap, shoppers can order products from retailers, directly inside apps and across all devices and operating systems without lengthy checkout processes. For publishers and mobile app developers, Two Tap offers a single API that sets new reliability standards with a guarantee to never lose an order. Founded in 2012 with headquarters in San Francisco, Two Tap is a Y Combinator company backed by Khosla Ventures, Green Visor Capital, Initialized Capital, SV Angel, Digital Garage and Transmedia Capital. For more information, please visit https://twotap.com/ and follow @TwoTapBuy.
    e-commerce
    retail
  • Eventjoy (w2014)Acquired • 2 employees • San Francisco, CA, USA
    Eventjoy is a mobile-first ticketing company that is redefining how people organize and experience events. Organizers all around the world use Eventjoy to plan everything from conferences to happy hours. They're building technology to make event organizing a breeze, with a focus on mobile to enhance the event day experience.
    ticketing
  • Mertado (w2010)Acquired • 1 employees • Redwood City, CA, USA
    Mertado Mertado is an online social shopping platform that allows consumers to discover and buy products from communities they frequently visit.
  • NeoWize
    NeoWize (s2016)Acquired • 3 employees • Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
    NeoWize changes the way we look at machine learning and deep learning. Current deep learning algorithms focus on making the most out of the data available. NeoWize utilizes neural networks and adaptive input to create more data and better data, thus increasing our predictive power with small data-sets. We use this technology to help e-commerce sites learn what each individual buyer is looking for and create a better user experience from the first visit.
    machine-learning
    e-commerce
    personalization
  • TalkBin (w2011)Acquired0 • Mountain View, CA, USA
    Acquired by Google, integrated natively into Google Maps.
    messaging
    customer-service
  • flexEngage (w2016)Acquired • 25 employees • Orlando, FL, USA
    flexEngage helps retailers personalize post-purchase communications, like receipts, to better engage their most committed customers and drive additional sales. Amazon is destroying traditional retailers with their data and software because most retailers can't afford to build it on their own. So instead, retailers resort to wasting billions of dollars on ineffective marketing like Facebook ads to try and compete, while ignoring their most effective marketing channel, post-purchase communications. flexReceipts provides retailers with Amazon-like software for their trillions of post-purchase communications, by turning static messages into a personalized marketing medium. We have a powerful data network effect; creating the world’s largest database of consumers’ shopping behavior currently at 300 million transactions and 47m unique consumer profiles. Other important information: - Our consumer database will replace the need for Nielsen, IRI, and Traqline - A $130b industry. - We're at $2.4m ARR, - Deployed in 11k stores nationwide by amazing brands like Under Armor, Michael Kors, Oakley, and GNC. - Contracts range from $25 - $500k yearly, recurring - with the majority being 3-year contracts. - Avg retailers you have never heard about, like Shoe Carnival and DXL, each represent $100k yearly recurring contracts for us. - We've run an efficient company while we found PMF. $2m still in the bank, $85k monthly burn.
    analytics
    retail