AllWork is an enterprise workforce management SaaS platform for on-demand temporary/hourly staffing across the retail industry. Through a team of highly experienced entrepreneurs, AllWork is powering the on-demand workforce with a precise talent-matching system that connects freelancers with the right gigs.
Countable is an app and web-based, civic & consumer engagement platform offering users the opportunity to engage with their communities on matters and issues important to them. With a stellar team of experienced technology innovators, Countable is licensing its platform technology product to enterprise customers.
Ember is a design-led temperature control brand that is revolutionizing the way the world drinks, eats and lives. Featuring award-winning design and patented technology, Ember products let you select your preferred drinking temperature and will keep it there, ensuring your hot beverage is perfect - from the first sip to the last drop. Since initially launching with heated travel mugs; Ember has released ceramic mugs, been sold in over 10,000 Starbucks, Apple Stores, and in over 26 countries. Ember continues to scale with cutting-edge ideas addressing attractive and growing end-markets.
Glamsquad is a female-driven, on-demand, app-based beauty provider delivering professional and affordable hair, makeup, and nails services to the home, office, hotel, or wherever one may be. Glamsquad is now partnering with CVS Health for in-store beauty services, further augmenting its nationwide at-home service offering.
Hello Alfred is a turn-key property management technology platform for leading apartment buildings that elevates the experience for residents. A personalized, on-demand service, Hello Alfred connects users with home managers to complete requested errands and tasks.
Kano is the STEM category leader for creative computing and coding that is revolutionizing the way we interact with technology. A DIY, Lego-style computer kit designed for all ages to assemble their own computer and learn to code art, music apps, games and more, using exclusive licensed content, as well as gain access to a global Kano online community. Kano is democratizing access to coding technology by providing users the opportunity to make technology rather than consume it.
Knot Standard provides premium custom suiting and clothing at attainable price points and with quick turn around on-line or in one of its nationwide showrooms. The Knot team have formulated a high tech approach to old world tailoring - a fusion of heritage and wearability at a price that makes made-to-measure more accessible.
La Ligne is a DTC fashion brand founded by former Vogue editors and fashion executives. With an emphasis on versatile pieces that can be styled effortlessly and a dedication to keeping things personal with one on one styling services, La Ligne continues to scale, acquiring new customers and maintaining attractive retention rates.
Founders: Meredith Melling, Valerie Macaulay, & Molly Howard
Lily.ai is an industry leader in creating emotionally intelligent eCommerce experiences focused on personalization, leveraging its intelligence platform across the entire retail value chain. Lily.ai decodes consumer’s emotions and self-perceptions (extracted from consumer clickstream) and identifies 15,000+ product features (extracted using industry leading deep learning and image recognition technology) to match individual consumers with the right products instantly. The outcome is a significant increase in conversion rates, click-thru & keep rates, savings from fewer returns, and enhanced sell-through and profitability.
Maisonette is a curated marketplace of children’s apparel, accessories, toys, furniture, and home décor from around the world. Founded by two Vogue veterans, Maisonette has quickly become a go-to source for parents looking for a user-friendly experience to shop for their children with a drop-ship model and a constantly evolving product offering.
Needle & Thread is a rapidly growing DTC and wholesale British contemporary brand specializing in beautifully adorned occasion wear and bridal wear with a women-empowering-women philosophy, by providing female Indian weavers and artisans much-needed work and income.
Otherland is a home fragrance and beauty startup that has reinvented the candle for the mass market. Through beautiful, recyclable packaging and personalization, Otherland links art, poetry, and culture to its candles. Distributed DTC at a higher quality/lower price point model, Otherland is bridging a gap within the candle industry.
Perch is a scalable, interactive retail marketing SaaS platform that is revolutionizing the retail industry by engaging customers digitally and driving sales through uniquely crafted insights. Seamlessly integrated into shelving and displays, Perch’s technology detects how customers are physically interacting with products and provides relevant, digitally-immersive content in real time.
Taïm is a chef-driven, vegetarian, Mediterranean fast casual concept expanding rapidly in NYC. Taïm offers locally sourced vegetarian Med-inspired specialties that position it exceptionally well in the fast-casual dining segment. Led by a top talent team of fast-casual veterans to support its growth, Taïm is beginning its expansion into new metropolitan areas.
Ten Thousand is a premium men’s high-performance apparel company designed for function and pared down for performance. An edit of must-have athleisure basics, Ten Thousand’s apparel is designed by closely studying how men think, train, and shop.
Universal Standard is a DTC, size-inclusive brand offering essentials for women sizes 0-40 and is evolving season by season. With a mission to provide an anxiety-free shopping experience for women at every size, Universal Standard is the first to implement Fit Liberty—free replacements for a new size within one year.
Violet Grey is the prestige beauty marketplace. Part luxury editorial and part e-commerce, Violet Grey provides an insider’s glimpse into the rarefied world of Hollywood beauty. Through a curated, editorially driven online shopping destination and brick & mortar store on Melrose Place, visitors are presented with a carefully edited selection of the beauty industry’s best products.
Wright is a premium DTC, American-made, sleep products company offering mattresses and bedding products made with the best possible materials, without the retail markup. Positioned between value-conscious and ultra-premium, with a devotion to design and craftsmanship, Wright is committed to improving the sleep experience through innovative bedding solutions.