The Leading 100 | 2023 Gated

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The Leading 100 are the Innovative Tech Start-Ups Driving the Future of Brand-To-Consumer

The Leading 100 List recognizes high-impact technology start-ups that are transforming the direct-to-consumer business model and driving business value for brands as well as retailers. These companies are solving business problems, powering growth, and helping brands deliver on customer expectations through innovative, accessible, and powerful technology solutions. 

All companies were vetted and selected using a rigorous methodology which measures Innovation, Business Impact, Commercialization & Customers, Teams and Experience, Competition, Media Buzz, and Investor Value Creation. 

The Leading 100 will be honored at The Lead Innovation Summit on July 12th & 13th, our flagship event where the entire fashion, beauty, home, consumer, and retail innovation community will converge to engage the future of the direct-to-consumer business model. Want to meet innovators like these and more? Join us this summer to experience the future of direct-to-consumer. Register now:

Company Name



Company Description

Alloy Automation

$25 M

Sara Du

Streamlined interface for adding 3rd party Ecommerce data and integration functionality to SaaS platform.


$24 M

Emily Gittins

Enables brands to build and scale omni-channel resale programs that are financially and environmentally sustainable.


$9.5 M

Adi Ronen Almagor

Livestream shopping platform enabling retailers and brands to engage with new audiences and increase sales through influencer-led live shopping events and one-to-one sessions with brands’ representatives, held natively on their websites.


$27 M

Bennett Carroccio

Platform that allows retailers to sell third party products from brands without ordering inventory.


$52.4 M

David Perry

Connects participating Shopify stores together to enable cross-store selling, allowing brands to partner, revenue split, and sell a larger assortment of products.


$33 M

Bryan Mahoney

Commerce-as-a-service software that offers headless commerce technology and access to meaningful first-party data for both operators and developers.

$61.1 M

Eli Finkelshteyn

AI-powered product discovery platform designed to increase conversions by personalizing user experiences.

Crossing Minds

$13.5 M

Alexandre Robicquet

AI-powered recommendation engine that can be integrated into existing tech stacks.

Curated For You

$5.9 M

Katy Aucoin

Platform that measures consumer motivations using machine learning, then uses the data to provide real-time personalized product recommendations.

$27 M

Roy Avidor

Drop ship and marketplace automation platform designed for digital sales.

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