Remember waking up on Saturdays when you were a kid and having a big bowl of sugary cereal while watching cartoons? For most of us, adulthood and our waistlines do not offer us the liberty to eat like any longer. But Magic Spoon is the fun-loving cereal direct-to-consumer brand for adults that reinvents childhood classics with […]
Both of our fund families focus on consumer products. Social Starts takes the angle of commerce and focuses on Digitally Native Brands based purely on their market characteristics. Joyance focuses on consumer goods derived from deep science with high emotional content. For us, Digitally Native Brands must deliver a generational opportunity to invest in a […]
AlleyWatch, in partnership with Marketing Architects, celebrates the movers and shakers in the NYC E-Commerce Community through NYC E-Commerce Influencers – an annual list of the New York City-based business professionals driving the growth of the next-gen commerce ecosystem in New York.
The average person spends over four hours on their device. In the past year, there have been several calls to action to reduce the addictive effects of technology, including Senator Josh Hawley’s bill proposing to ban the addictive features of social media like “autoplay” and “infinite scrolling”. Pattern is offering an alternative solution by creating […]
PromoteIQ, the automated vendor marketing platform for retailers and brands, has been acquired by Microsoft. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. “Our combined entities have a tremendous opportunity to redefine and deliver the next generation of vendor marketing to retailers and brands. Microsoft brings industry-leading AI and machine-learning capabilities, as well as a […]
You’re supposed to have a 5-a-day fruit and veggie intake according to various national campaigns and the World Health Organization. However, according to the CDC, only 1/10 adults are achieving this guideline. kencko want to change this. The company, launched in 2016, offers pre-mixed drink packets comprised of 100% organic fruits and vegetables that do […]
Independent grocery stores are facing challenges due to the rise of online grocery platforms, national grocery chains, and apps like Instacart. Mercato empowers independent grocery stores by leveraging technology into their operations to provide capabilities similar to the chains. Specifically designed to meet the needs of independent grocery stores and specialty food retailers, the platform serves […]
Mobile commerce transactions will exceed $2.3T in 2019 with growth forecasted to continue well into 2025. One of the biggest challenges with transactions on mobile has been the user experience – it’s just difficult for consumers to click on ads that were likely designed for desktop and complete transactions on their phones. Square peg; round […]
It’s a quintessential New York story. Two founders were at brunch discussing their discontent with the jewelry standards – low quality, overpriced “gold” jewelry that had been turning their fingers green. The duo, who met while at graduate school at Princeton, set out to turn the jewelry marketplace upside down by launching AUrate in 2015. Founded […]
What happens when millions of e-commerce stores are fighting to get discovered on only three primary websites (Amazon, Google, and Facebook) where consumers are looking for potential shopping solutions?