The Leading 100 | 2019

The break-out tech start-ups innovating across the fashion & retail industry.

Meet The Leading 100 & learn from 70+ fashion & retail industry change-makers at The Lead Innovation Summit July 9-10 in New York.

6 River Systems

Redefining fulfillment automation for e-commerce and retail operations.
Founders: Christopher Cacioppo, Jerome Dubois, Rylan Hamilton
CEOs: Jerome Dubois, Rylan Hamilton
Capital Raised: $46M
Location: Waltham, Massachusetts, USA

Affirm

Financial technology services company that offers installment loans to consumers at the point of sale.
Founders: Jeffrey Kaditz, Max Levchin, Nathan Gettings
CEO: Max Levchin
Capital Raised: $1B
Location: San Francisco, California, USA

AiFi

Computer vision startup that provides cashier-free retail software.
Founders: Steve Gu, Ying Zheng
CEO: Steve Gu
Capital Raised: $14.6M
Location: Santa Clara, California, USA

Alloy Technologies

Helping companies build more responsive and efficient sales operations and supply chains.
Founders: Evan Goldenberg, Joel Beal, Roberto Carli, Zack Reynolds
CEO: Joel Beal
Capital Raised: $12M
Location: San Francisco, California, USA

Allure Systems

Utilizing Ai to produce apparel images for e-commerce.
Founders: Gabrielle Chou, Jeremy Chamoux
CEO: Gabrielle Chou
Capital Raised: $8.5M
Location: San Francisco, California, USA

AspireIQ

Assists companies in creating scalable content powered by influencers.
Founders: Anand Kishore, Eric Lam, Shuhan Bao, Suhaas Prasad
CEO: Eric Lam
Capital Raised: $9.8M
Location: San Francisco, California, USA

Attentive

Personalized mobile messaging platform for e-commerce and retail marketers.
Founders: Andrew Jones, Brian Long
CEO: Brian Long
Capital Raised: $13M
Location: New York, New York, USA

b8ta

A retail-as-a-service company that helps brands set up physical locations powered by their software & analytics.
Founders: Nicholas Mann, Phillip Raub, Vibhu Norby, William Mintun
CEO: Vibhu Norby
Capital Raised: $38.5M
Location: San Francisco, California, USA

Backbone PLM

Product development and design platform that helps modern consumer goods companies make products faster and easier.
Founders: Andrew Klein, Matthew Klein
CEO: Matthew Klein
Capital Raised: $11.4M
Location: Boulder, Colorado, USA

Blispay

Financial technology company pioneering the next generation of point-of-sale financing.
Founders: Brian Whalen, Greg Lisiewski, Michael Lyden, Tonya Flickinger
CEO: Greg Lisiewski
Capital Raised: $26M
Location: Baltimora, MD, USA

Bluecore

Building the future of e-commerce marketing through personalization, data and automation.
Founders: Fayez Mohamood, Mahmoud Arram, Max Bennett
CEO:Fayez Mohamood
Capital Raised: $63.2M
Location: New York, New York, USA

Bolt

Reinventing the payments stack, providing frictionless checkout and 100% fraud coverage.
Founders: Eric Feldman, Ryan Breslow
CEO: Ryan Breslow
Capital Raised: Undisclosed
Location: San Francisco, California, USA

Bolt Threads

Engineering the next generation of high-performance fashion fibers.
Founders: Dan Widmaier, David Breslauer, Ethan Mirsky
CEO: Dan Widmaier
Capital Raised: $213M
Location: Emeryville, California, USA

Bossa Nova Robotics

Provider of real-time, on-shelf product data for the global retail industry.
Founders: David Palmer, Sarjoun Skaff
CEO: Bruce McWilliams
Capital Raised: $69.6M
Location: San Francisco, California, USA

Bounce Exchange

Scaling the reach and performance of 1-to-1 website personalization, email, web push, and more using next-gen identity resolution technology.
Founders: Andreas Spartalis, Brooke Partelow, Namik Abdulzade, Ryan Urban
CEO: Ryan Urban
Capital Raised: $106.9M
Location: New York, New York, USA

Branch

Helping companies drive seamless mobile experiences through its linking infrastructure that works across devices, channels, and platforms.
Founders: Alex Austin, Dmitri Gaskin, Mada Seghete, Mike Molinet
CEO: Alex Austin
Capital Raised: $106.9M
Location: San Francisco, California, USA

Braze

Customer engagement and mobile marketing platform that delivers messaging experiences across push, email, in-product, and more.
Founders: Bill Magnuson, Jon Hyman, Mark Ghermezian
CEO: Bill Magnuson
Capital Raised: $175.1M
Location: New York, New York, USA

Bread

Partnering with retailers to offer pay-over-time solutions that make financing easier and more transparent.
Founders: Daniel Simon, Josh Abramowitz
CEO: Josh Abramowitz
Capital Raised: $200.3M
Location: New York, New York, USA

B-Stock Solutions

B-Stock offers liquidation sales management solutions for companies.
Founders: Bill Cornell, Howard Rosenberg
CEO: Howard Rosenberg
Capital Raised: $73.2M
Location: Belmont, California, USA

Button

Mobile commerce platform that maximizes the value of every tap.
Founders: Chris Maddern, Michael Jaconi, Mike Dudas, Siddhartha Dabral, Stephen Milbank, Tanner Hackett
CEO: Michael Jaconi
Capital Raised: $34.6M
Location: New York, New York, USA

CB4

Providing a patented machine learning software for brick and mortar operations and IT teams.
Founders: Gonen Singer, Irad Ben-Gal
CEO: Jonathan Ben Shaul
Capital Raised: $22M
Location: New York, New York, USA

Celect

A cloud-based predictive analytics SaaS platform that helps retailers optimize overall inventory portfolios
Founders: Devavrat Shah, Vivek Farias
CEO: John Andrews
Capital Raised: $30.2M
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA

ChargeAfter

A market-leading financing platform that empowers retailers to offer consumers personalized financing options at checkout from multiple lenders.
Founder: Meidad Sharon
CEO: Meidad Sharon
Capital Raised: Undisclosed
Location: New York, New York, USA

Chatkit

An AI- powered mobile messaging platform that helps brands create and nurture lasting customer relationships at every stage of the buyer journey.
Founders: Mazdak Rezvani, Maziar Rezvani, Josh Davey
CEO: Mazdak Rezvani
Capital Raised: Undisclosed
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Convoy

Utilizing technology to connect shippers with nearby carriers and to book jobs instantly.
Founders: Dan Lewis, Grant Goodale
CEO: Dan Lewis
Capital Raised: $265.5M
Location: Seattle, Washington, USA

CrowdTwist

Provider of comprehensive multichannel loyalty and analytics solutions.
Founders: Irving Fain, Josh Bowen, Michael Montero
CEO: Scott Matthews
Capital Raised: $16.2M
Location: New York, New York, USA

Cuebiq

Location intelligence and consumer insights measurement company
Founders: Antonio Tomarchio, Filippo Privitera, Walter Ferrara, William Nespoli
CEO: Antonio Tomarchio
Capital Raised: $33.1M
Location: New York, New York, USA

Custora

Advanced customer analytics for the retail industry.
Founders: Corey Pierson, Jon Pospischil
CEO: Corey Pierson
Capital Raised: $20.3M
Location: New York, New York, USA

Cymbio

Results driven solution for brand’s e-comm, wholesale & DTC operations
Founders: Gilad Zirkel, Mor Lavi, Roy Avidor
CEO: Roy Avidor
Capital Raised: Undisclosed
Location: Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel

Dash Hudson

Works with discerning brands and publishers to grow audience and revenue on Instagram through deep insights and ROI measurement.
Founders: Thomas Rankin, Tomek Niewiarowski
CEO: Thomas Rankin
Capital Raised: $2.1M
Location: New York, New York, USA

Deliv

A crowdsourced same-day delivery service for large national multichannel retailers.
Founder: Daphne Carmeli
CEO: Daphne Carmeli
Capital Raised: $80.4M
Location: Menlo Park, California, USA

Dor

Dor helps businesses drive their operations with foot traffic analytics.
Founders: Gregg Golembeski, Michael Brand
CEO: Michael Brand
Capital Raised: $12.3M
Location: San Francisco, California, USA

Dropoff

API for seamless logistics platform integration.
Founders: Christian Carollo, Sean Spector, Ted Hong
CEO: Sean Spector
Capital Raised: $17.2M
Location: Austin, Texas, USA

Estimote

Building a sensor-based context and micro-location platform for mobile.
Founders: Jakub Krzych, Lukasz Kostka, Steve Cheney
CEO: Jakub Krzych
Capital Raised: $26.9M
Location: New York, New York, USA

Eversight

Ai-powered pricing and promotions for brands and retailers
Founders: David Moran, Jamie Rapperport
CEO: Jamie Rapperport
Capital Raised: $24.2M
Location: Palo Alto, California, USA

Feedvisor

“AI-first” optimization and intelligence platform for large sellers and brands on Amazon.
Founders: Eyal Lanxner, Victor Rosenman
CEO: Victor Rosenman
Capital Raised: $32.7M
Location: New York, New York, USA

Flexe

Connecting organizations in need of additional space to organizations with extra space
Founders: Edmond Yue, Francis Duong, Karl Siebrecht
CEO: Karl Siebrecht
Capital Raised: $61.9M
Location: Seattle, Washington, USA

Flexport

Full-service freight forwarder and logistics platform using software to fix the global trade experience.
Founder: Ryan Petersen
CEO: Ryan Petersen
Capital Raised: $1.3B
Location: San Francisco, California, USA

Flirtey

Making drone delivery possible for everyone.
Founders: Ahmed Haider, Matthew Sweeny, Tom Bass
CEO: Matthew Sweeny
Capital Raised: $16.2M
Location: Reno, Nevada, USA

Flow Commerce

Advanced management solution that simplifies cross-border e-commerce.
Founders: Michael Bryzek, Rob Keve
CEO: Rob Keve
Capital Raised: $18.5M
Location: New York, New York, USA

Flowspace

Providing on-demand warehousing for businesses.
Founders: Ben Eachus, Jason Harbert
CEO: Ben Eachus
Capital Raised: $15.5M
Location: Los Angeles, California, USA

Focal Systems

Ai-powered technology that streamlines inventory and accelerates checkouts.
Founders: Adriano Quiroga, Francois Chaubard, Michael Cantalino
CEO: Francois Chaubard
Capital Raised: $11.2M
Location: Menlo Park, California, USA

Forter

Fraud prevention and protection with real-time automated decisions for all transactions.
Founders: Alon Shemesh, Liron Damri, Michael Reitblat
CEO: Michael Reitblat
Capital Raised: $100M
Location: Menlo Park, California, USA

GoSpotCheck

Web and mobile apps that help employees gather real-time retail intelligence information from the field.
Founders: Bart Ciak, Joey Alfano, Matt Talbot, Samantha Holloway
CEO: Matt Talbot
Capital Raised: $47.5M
Location: Denver, Colorado, USA

Grabango

Provider of checkout-free shopper technology.
Founder: Will Glaser
CEO: Will Glaser
Capital Raised: $17.3M
Location: Berkeley, California, USA

GroundTruth

Location technology company that drives results with real-world data.
Founders: Chandra Kholia, Craig Hagopian, Dipanshu Sharma, Sunil Kumar
CEO: Sunil Kumar
Capital Raised: $134.5M
Location: New York, New York, USA

Happy Returns

Comprehensive return solutions for leading online and omni-channel retailers and their customers.
Founders: David Sobie, Mark Geller
CEO: David Sobie
Capital Raised: $25M
Location: Los Angeles, California, USA

Ibotta

Mobile technology company that enables users with its smartphone app to earn cash back on in-store and mobile purchases.
Founder: Bryan Leach
CEO: Bryan Leach
Capital Raised: $85M
Location: Denver, Colorado, USA

InContext Solutions

Provider of scalable, web-based virtual reality shopper and retail solutions.
Founders: Bob Gillespie, Rich Scamehorn, Tracey Wiedmeyer
CEO: Mark Hardy
Capital Raised: $42.5M
Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA

Inturn

Enterprise solution providing a centralized system of record for managing inventory disposition.
Founders: Ronen Lazar, Charlie Ifrah
CEO: Ronen Lazar
Capital Raised: $36.1M
Location: New York, New York, USA

Joor

Online global fashion marketplace, connecting brands and retailers.
Founder: Mona Bijoor
CEO: Kristin Savilia
Capital Raised: $36.1M
Location: New York, New York, USA

Kustomer

Omnichannel customer service platform enabling efficient, personalized conversations by using intelligence to automate tasks and surface customer purchase and activity history.
Founders: Brad Birnbaum, Jeremy Suriel
CEO: Brad Birnbaum
Capital Raised: $73.5M
Location: New York, New York, USA

Label Insight

SaaS company that provides insights on food label data to government, retailers, manufacturers and app developers.
Founders: Anton Xavier, Dagan Xavier, Dheeraj Patri
CEO: Ronak Sheth
Capital Raised: $35.5M
Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA

MakerSights

AI-driven product development software for consumer brands.
Founders: Dan Leahy, Matt Field
CEO: Dan Leahy
Capital Raised: $3.1M
Location: San Francisco, California, USA

Matternet

Developer of a technology platform for on-demand aerial delivery in urban environments.
Founders: Andreas Raptopoulos, Arturo Pelayo, Dimitar Pachov, Paola Santana
CEO: Andreas Raptopoulos
Capital Raised: $25.5M
Location: Menlo Park, California, USA

Modern Meadow

Pioneer in biofabrication transforming the material world by unlocking the power of nature to inspire design for a healthier planet.
Founders: Andras Forgacs, Francoise Marga, Gabor Forgacs, Karoly Jakab
CEO: Andras Forgacs
Capital Raised: $53.5M
Location: Brooklyn, New York & Nutley, New Jersey, USA

Narvar

Customer experience platform that helps retailers inspire long-term customer loyalty, at all steps of the post-purchase journey.
Founder: Amit Sharma
CEO: Amit Sharma
Capital Raised: $64M
Location: San Francisco, California, USA

NewStore

Omnichannel platform providing retailers with integrated cloud order management system and mobile POS
Founders: Stephan Schambach
CEO: Stephan Schambach
Capital Raised: $110.4M
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Noodle.Ai

Enterprise Artificial Intelligence for manufacturing & supply chain.
Founders: Martha McGaw, Matt Denesuk, Raj Joshi, Stephen Pratt, Ted Gaubert
CEO: Stephen Pratt
Capital Raised: $51M
Location: San Francisco, California, USA

Nuorder

B2B wholesale eCommerce platform for retail buyers & brands.
Founders: Heath Wells, Olivia Skuza
CEO: Heath Wells
Capital Raised: $36.9M
Location: West Hollywood, California, USA

OmnyWay Inc.

Digital commerce ecosystem for retailers, banks and brands encouraging consumers to use their mobile for all aspects of their buying journey.
Founders: Ashok Narasimhan, Bill Melton, Mohammad Khan
CEO: Ashok Narasimhan
Capital Raised: $14.3M
Location: San Francisco, California, USA

Perch

Powering physical+digital interactive displays for retail marketing.
Founders:Jared Schiffman
CEO: Trevor Sumner
Capital Raised: $3.2M
Location: New York, New York, USA

Percolata

Hardware and software solution that helps retailers predict in-store traffic.
Founder: Greg Tanaka
CEO: Greg Tanaka
Capital Raised: $14.7M
Location: Palo Alto, California, USA

Percolate

Content marketing platform offering solutions to introduce visibility into the marketing process.
Founders: James Gross, Noah Brier
CEO: Randy Wootton
Capital Raised: $106.5M
Location: New York, New York, USA

Persado

Reinventing digital marketing creative by applying mathematical certainty to the words we use in marketing communications.
Founders: Alex Vratskides, Assaf Baciu
CEO: Alex Vratskides
Capital Raised: $66M
Location: New York, New York, USA

Personali

Ai-powered platform that helps companies incentivize customers to increase conversion, maximize profit and optimize promotions.
Founders: Amir Farhi, Keren Zimmerman, Noam Javits
CEO: Dan Baruchi
Capital Raised: $15.2M
Location: New York, New York, USA

Pixlee

User-generated content marketing platform that utilizes real customer photos and videos.
Founders: Awad Sayeed, Jeff Zhifan Chen, Kyle Wong, Miraj Mohsin
CEO: Kyle Wong
Capital Raised: $5.5M
Location: San Francisco, California, USA

Placeiq

Location intelligence services that enable advertisers to market to mobile brand audiences.
Founders: Duncan McCall, Steve Milton
CEO: Duncan McCall
Capital Raised: $52M
Location: New York, New York, USA

Plus One Robotics

3D vision and controls developer for robotic automation in the logistics and e-commerce markets.
Founders: Erik Nieves, Paul Hvass, Shaun Edward
CEO: Erik Nieves
Capital Raised: $10.6M
Location: San Antonio, Texas, USA

Poynt

A platform for connected commerce, reimagining the ubiquitous payment terminal into a multi-purpose device that runs third-party apps.
Founder: Osama Bedier
CEO: Osama Bedier
Capital Raised: $133M
Location: Palo Alto, California, USA

Predictspring

Unified mobile commerce platform connecting consumer & store associate app experiences.
Founder: Nitin Mangtani
CEO: Nitin Mangtani
Capital Raised: $13.3M
Location: Silicon Valley, California, USA

Radar

RFID & computer vision platform that automates inventory management, analytics & check out in physical stores.
Founders: Adam Blair, Michael E. Murphy, Spencer Hewett
CEO: Spencer Hewett
Capital Raised: $16M
Location: New York, New York, USA

Reflektion

Platform that understands the individual intent and preferences of each customer and intelligently responds in real time.
Founder: Amar Chokhawala
CEO: Amar Chokhawala
Capital Raised: $42.8M
Location: San Mateo, California, USA

Reflexis Systems

Real-time store operations and workforce management solutions.
Founder: Prashanth Palakurthi
CEO: Prashanth Palakurthi
Capital Raised: $80.2M
Location: Dedham, Massachusetts, USA

Retailnext

Enabling retailers and manufacturers to collect, analyze, and visualize in-store customer engagement data.
Founders: Alexei Agratchev, Arun Nair, Marlie Liu
CEO: Alexei Agratchev
Capital Raised: $184M
Location: San Francisco, California, USA

Returnly

Helping online retailers and brands bring frictionless returns to the modern shopper.
Founder: Eduardo Vilar
CEO: Eduardo Vilar
Capital Raised: $30.2M
Location: San Francisco, California, USA

Revel Systems

iPad POS and business platform enabling businesses to streamline and enhance day-to-day operations.
Founder: Christopher Ciabarra, Lisa Falzone
CEO: Scott Betts
Capital Raised: $168.8M
Location: San Francisco, California, USA

Riskified

Fraud prevention solution and chargeback protection service for high volume and enterprise merchants.
Founder: Assaf Feldman, Eido Gal
CEO: Eido Gal
Capital Raised: $63.7M
Location: New York, New York, USA

Salsify

Empowering brands to deliver compelling shopping experiences for consumers, across every digital touchpoint.
Founders: Jason Purcell, Jeremy Redburn, Rob Gonzalez
CEO: Jason Purcell
Capital Raised: $97.6M
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Scandit

Software enabling barcode scanning, text and objects recognition and delivering real-time insights through augmented reality.
Founders: Christian Floerkemeier, Christof Roduner, Samuel Mueller
CEO: Samuel Mueller
Capital Raised: $43M
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Sendbird

A complete chat platform for mobile apps and websites.
Founders: Brandon Y Jeon, Forest Lee, Harry Kim, John S. Kim
CEO: John S. Kim
Capital Raised: $120.7M
Location: San Mateo, California, USA

SheerID

Enterprise verification platform that provides instant verification while minimizing friction and mitigating fraud.
Founders: David Shear, Jake Weatherly, Marci Hansen
CEO: Jake Weatherly
Capital Raised: $32.1M
Location: Eugene, Oregon, USA

Shelfbucks

Integrated behavior change tools powered by real-time data science to improve execution, performance and share for in-store displays.
Founder: Erik McMillan
CEO: Erik McMillan
Capital Raised: $20.5M
Location: Austin, Texas, USA

ShipBob

Streamlined shipping and fulfillment solution for e-commerce businesses.
Founders: Anthony Watson, Dhruv Saxena, Divey Gulati, George Wojciechowski, Jivko Bojinov
CEO: Dhruv Saxena
Capital Raised: $62.5M
Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA

Shopkeep

A cloud-based POS system that provides real-time reports and inventory management tools.
Founders: Amy Bennett, David Olk, Jason Richelson
CEO: Michael DeSimone
Capital Raised: $137.2M
Location: New York, New York, USA

Shopshops

Interactive live-streaming e-commerce platform that connects brick-and-mortar brands and retailers directly with cross-border shoppers.
Founders: Liyia Wu
CEO: Liyia Wu
Capital Raised: $6.1M
Location: New York, New York, USA

Standard Cognition

Ai-powered computer vision platform powering autonomous checkout for brick & mortar retailers.
Founders: Brandon Ogle, Daniel Fischetti, David Valdman, John Novak, Jordan Fisher, Michael Suswal, TJ Lutz
CEO: Jordan Fisher
Capital Raised: $50.6M
Location: San Francisco, California, USA

Starship Technologies

Developing small self-driving robotic delivery vehicles.
Founders: Ahti Heinla, Janus Friis
CEO: Lex Bayer
Capital Raised: $42.2M
Location: San Francisco, California, USA

Stitch Labs

Software that simplifies retail operations management including inventory, order management and purchasing.
Founders: Brandon Levey, Jake Gasaway, Michelle Laham
CEO: Brandon Levey,
Capital Raised: $23M
Location: San Francisco, California, USA

Strivr

Using immersive VR to train individuals and improve performance.
Founders: Derek Belch, Jeremy Bailenson, Trent Edwards
CEO: Derek Belch
Capital Raised: $21M
Location: Menlo Park, California, USA

Stylesage

SaaS platform utilizing Ai to enable faster synthesization of data for consumer brands including, pricing, trend forecasting, competitor assortment, and more.
Founders: Jade Huang, Robert Figiel
CEO: Jade Huang
Capital Raised: $4.2M
Location: New York, New York, USA

Thanx

Automated customer engagement platform that gathers insights and sends highly-targeted campaign to retain loyal fans.
Founders: Aaron Newton, Darren Cheng, Zachary Goldstein
CEO: Zachary Goldstein
Capital Raised: $23.1M
Location: San Francisco, California, USA

Theatro

Pioneering the market’s first voice-controlled mobile app platform for hourly employees.
Founders: Chris Todd, Guy VanBuskirk, Patrick Fitzgerald, Ravi Shankar Kumar
CEO: Chris Todd
Capital Raised: $23.7M
Location: Richardson, Texas, USA

Transfix

Trucking brokerage service for retailers with a proprietary algorithm that accurately quotes thousands of loads in seconds.
Founders: Andrew McElroy, Jonathan Salama
CEO: Andrew McElroy
Capital Raised: $78.5M
Location: New York, New York, USA

Tulip Retail

iOS mobile platform built exclusively for next generation store associates to offer a better omnichannel experience.
Founders: Ali Asaria
CEO: Ali Asaria
Capital Raised: $51.2M
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Unbxd

AI-driven eCommerce search platform that understands shopper intent and connects them to the products they are most likely to buy.
Founders: Pavan Sondur, Prashant Kumar
CEO: Pavan Sondur
Capital Raised: $14.5M
Location: San Mateo, California, USA

Uppercase

Providing turnkey retail solutions that integrate real-estate, build-outs, analytics, staffing, and more.
Founders: Adam Bent, Jeffrey Ling, Yashar Nejati
CEO: Yashar Nejati
Capital Raised: $51.2M
Location: New York, New York, USA

Yotpo

Commerce marketing cloud accelerating company growth through customer reviews, visual marketing, loyalty, and referrals.
Founders: Omri Cohen, Tomer Tagrin
CEO: Tomer Tagrin
Capital Raised: $101M
Location: New York, New York, USA

Zenreach

Brick-and-mortar marketing software that allows customers to access Wi-Fi and create user profiles used to track future engagement.
Founders: Jack Abraham, Tom O’Brien
CEO: Jack Abraham
Capital Raised: $94M
Location: San Francisco, California, USA

Zibby

Providing a no credit required alternative to traditional financing for online & omnichannel retail.
Founders: Andrew Hancox, Ashutosh Saxena, Brandon Wright, Chinedu Eleanya
CEO: Orlando Zayas
Capital Raised: $286M
Location: New York, New York, USA

In addition to The Leading 100, The Lead would like to recognize two industry leaders:

Company 101: Afterpay

Makes shopping easier, spreading the total cost of a purchase in to four equal payments.
Founders: Nicholas Molnar, Anthony Eisen
CEO: Nicholas Molnar
Capital Raised: $25M in IPO on ASX ($1.6 Billion Valuation)
Location: Melbourne, AU / San Francisco, California, USA

Moonshot of the Year: Shopin

A blockchain-powered universal shopper profile utilizing groundbreaking Ai to power the next generation of retail.
Founders:Eran Eyal
CEO: Eran Eyal
Capital Raised: Undisclosed
Location: Brooklyn, New York, USA

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