101 Top San Francisco Retail Companies and Startups of 2021

June 18, 2021
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This article showcases our top picks for the best San Francisco based Retail companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Retail industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

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Top San Francisco Retail Startups

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

Faire

Faire

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Faire is a company that helps retailers find and buy wholesale merchandise for their stores.

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Stitch Fix

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Stitch Fix is a personal styling platform that delivers curated and personalized apparel and accessory items for women.

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Extend

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Extend provides extended warranties as a service to merchants and innovates the broken customer experience associated with them.

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Shift

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Shift is an online marketplace for buying and selling used cars.

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Roadster

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Roadster provides consumer-driven commerce solutions for today’s modern dealership.

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Gap

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Gap Inc. is a global retailer offering clothing, accessories, and personal care products for men, women, and children under various brands.

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Standard Cognition

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Standard Cognition provides an autonomous checkout tool that can be installed into retailers’ existing stores.

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Bobbie

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Bobbie is a baby formula delivery startup that sells direct-to-consumer and offers a subscription service to parents across the US.

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GrubMarket

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GrubMarket supplies local fresh food online with affordable prices and convenient delivery.

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Narvar

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Narvar is a customer experience platform that helps retailers inspire long-term customer loyalty, at all steps of the post-purchase journey.

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treet

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Treet helps fashion brands own their resale experience by launching their own fully-branded resale marketplace.

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RangeMe

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RangeMe is revolutionizing how retailers and brands work together.

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Prodigy

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Prodigy digitizes the process to save customers’ time while improving trust and satisfaction.

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Madison Reed

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Madison Reed is a beauty company revolutionizing the way women color their hair.

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Index

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Index is a retail software company that brings the personalization and measurement of online commerce to the offline world.

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Darkstore

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Darkstore is on a mission to make all of the world’s products accessible all over the world.

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Tophatter

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Tophatter is revolutionizing the e-commerce landscape with a discovery shopping app that’s truly one-of-a-kind.

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b8ta

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B8ta is a software-powered retailer designed to make physical retail accessible for all.

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Bossa Nova Robotics

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Bossa Nova Robotics is a provider of real-time, on-shelf product data for the global retail industry.

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Brandless

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Brandless is a direct-to-consumer company providing household items.

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Skupos

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Skupos is the data platform powering the convenience retail industry.

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ModCloth

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ModCloth is an online clothing, accessories, and decor retailer that aims to provide an engaging shopping atmosphere for the user.

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Wine.com

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Wine.com is an online wine retailer, offering selection, guidance, and convenience not found in brick and mortar stores.

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Zipline

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Zipline is the operations platform that powers retail’s most complex work.

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Quince

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Quince is an online retail company that democratizes luxury goods.

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Aura Bora

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Aura Bora is a maker of craft sparkling water that features herbs, fruits, and flowers.

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Williams-Sonoma

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Williams-Sonoma is a retailer of home furnishings and gourmet cookware that offers products for every room in the house.

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MakersPlace

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MakersPlace is an authentic and unique digital creation platform powered by blockchain technology for digital creators.

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RichRelevance

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RichRelevance is the world’s leading personalization provider.

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Everlane

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Everlane designs, manufactures, and sells clothing items for men and women via online e-commerce website.

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MakerSights

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Actionable product intelligence. Make more confident decisions about your products and future concepts.

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Move

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A Brand New Supermarket

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Simbe Robotics

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Simbe Robotics builds automation solutions for shelf auditing and analytics.

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Grove Collaborative

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Grove creates and curates high-performing, planet-first home and personal care products and is the leader in zero-plastic CPG.

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SMBX

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SMBX is a funding portal and public marketplace for issuing, buying, and selling U.S. small business bonds.

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Huckberry

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Huckberry is an independent online retailer for guys who love adventure.

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Stitch Labs

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Stitch Labs provides software that simplifies commerce, decisions, and life for brands.

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Dopple

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Dopple is a retail e-commerce platform that offers children’s clothing to reach today’s savvy parents.

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Tatcha

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Classic Japanese beauty rituals: Beloved by geisha. Proven by science. Remastered for you.

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MIRA BEAUTY™

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MIRA BEAUTY is the world’s first universal store and collaborative library for makeup and skincare.

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Senreve

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Senreve is a luxury handbag company for the multifaceted modern woman.

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Plexure

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Plexures IoT driven CRM platform delivers seamless customer experiences across multiple digital channels in the real world

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Dor

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Dor specializes in providing retail traffic counting solution.

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Zira

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Zira designs and develops employee management solutions that leverage technology to empower companies.

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Birdies

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The stylish flat that’s secretly a slipper, featuring elevated style and luxurious comfort

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Swyft

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Swyft sells great products from leading brands in strategic high profile locations, serving customers.

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Dote Shopping

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Dote makes mainstream e-commerce brands one-tap shoppable from a phone.

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American Giant

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American Giant is a menswear brand that focuses on manufacturing and retailing apparel.

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Prism Skylabs

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Prism is a cloud-based video intelligence platform that transforms video cameras into powerful business tools.

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Trumaker

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Trumaker is a new kind of men’s apparel brand where every guy gets a client

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Wanelo

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Wanelo (from Want, Need, Love) is an online community and social platform for shopping.

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Storr

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The most personalized, social, and easy-to-use remote sales platform. Now available in white label.

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HTEC Group

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HTEC Group is a consulting, product development and digital platform engineering company.

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Right Rice

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RightRice provides a tasty rice grain that’s made from vegetables.

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RageOn!

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The World’s Best Custom Creation Social Marketplace

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True&Co

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True&Co is an online retail site allowing shoppers to find perfect-fitting bras by answering a simple quiz.

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NorCal Cannabis

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NorCal Cannabis Company functions as a holding company with assets ranging from production to retail.

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Hemster

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Hemster is an on-demand tailoring service that empowers customers to create their own size no matter where they shop.

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Gigwalk

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Gigwalk helps businesses manage channel execution at scale. Use of 1.2 Million Gigwalkers or Bring Your Own Team. All in one place

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Bold Metrics

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Building a sustainable future by reducing product returns and informing better design practices

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Via.Delivery

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Integrating e-commerce parcels into brick and mortar supply chain to deliver locally at a fraction of the cost of traditional carriers

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Meadow

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Meadow builds connected cannabis retail, delivery, eCommerce, CRM, and marketing software for California’s legal cannabis industry.

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Pod Foods Co

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Changing the way food reaches grocery store shelves

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Euclid

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Euclid is a spatial analytics platform that uses WiFi signals to understand how people relate to spaces and how spaces relate to each other.

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Move Loot

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Move Loot is a convenient way to buy and sell used furniture.

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GearLaunch

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GearLaunch offers a sophisticated platform for E2E commerce, a rapidly emerging category that focuses on the full e-commerce value chain.

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RestAR

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Cloud-based 3D capturing & better product visualization for e-commerce using AI with any mobile device.

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Swarm Mobile

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Swarm Mobile provides solutions for shopper analytics and omni-channel marketing.

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Dot & Bo

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Dot & Bo is a uniquely curated shopping experience, making modern design accessible and inspiring you to create your perfect home.

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Lolli and Pops

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Lolli and Pops is a retail company that offers candies, gifts, and confections.

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Avametric

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Avametric is a digital 3D software platform that provides automated content creation for brands, retail, and e-commerce sales tools.

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Weddington Way

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Weddington Way offers a community-based shopping platform for an exclusive collection of fresh + modern bridesmaid dresses.

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Sunwink

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Sunwink is a female-founded, plant-powered wellness company.

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Twice

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Twice is an online clothing resale store allowing people to purchase clothes at big discounts off the retail price.

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Curated

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Curated is a provider of collaborative online shopping service intended to assist shoppers with high-consideration purchases.

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Designhubz

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Designhubz enables 3D & Try-On Augmented Reality shopping with an AI recommendation engine across any eCommerce website or app and in-store

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Modalyst

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SaaS, Automation, Marketplace, Dropshipping Software

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Short Story

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Short Story is the first online retailer and top rated personal styling service focused exclusively on petite women’s sizing.

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Gantri

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Creative platform for design products.

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ZoomSystems

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ZoomSystems is the global leader in automated retail, providing an end-to-end solution including hardware, software and managed services.

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Shazura

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AI Visual Intelligence: image recognition & visual search through Natural Learning Fingerprints that mirror the human brain

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Year & Day

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A brand for life at home today.

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Spendgo

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SaaS loyalty retention marketing solution for restaurants & retailers.

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Reveel Technologies, Inc.

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The first platform that provides audiences an interactive experience from print, digital, video and broadcast media. Explore, learn and buy!

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Oak Labs

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Oak Labs is a software company best known for its interactive retail technology.

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PivotLink

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PivotLink, a SmartFocus company, develops retail analytic solutions for marketing intelligence and customer-centric merchandising.

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Amara Organic Foods

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Amara Organic Foods is a food technology company that offers families the benefits of fresh homemade goods.

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NDS Cognitive Labs

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NDS Cognitive Labs makes real-time digital transformation accessible, with fast, affordable automation, analytics, and AI implementations.

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Westward Leaning

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Westward Leaning offers sunglasses that celebrate human achievement by integrating unique materials specific to a past or present human.

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Vino Volo

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Vino Volo is a wine store that operates wine tasting lounges and retail wine shops at 18 airport terminals and 1 city location.

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Fabkids

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JustFab is a fashion retail and styling platform that provides a personalized e-commerce service.

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St. Frank

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Luxury lifestyle brand offering a curated line of globally-inspired products made ethically by artisans working in traditional crafts.

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Alter Eco

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Alter Eco distributes imported food products through retail chains.

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ivee

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Ivee is a Wi-Fi voice-activated assistant that can answer questions, respond to commands, and connect to many smart home devices.

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PulpoAR

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PulpoAR is developing integrated augmented shopping technology and AR commerce platforms for retail.

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Markhor

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Markhor creates designer-quality, handcrafted footwear at a revolutionary price point.

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Re:Store

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Re:Store is a co-working and retail space for cult-favorite online brands.

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Pantry

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Pantry provides instant access to fresh food through a network of swipe, grab and go kiosks. Always fresh. Always open.

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Plazah

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Plazah is the One-on-One Sales Marketplace where anyone can make money recommending the products they love

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Full Harvest

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Full Harvest is the first B2B marketplace for ugly and surplus produce.

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Office

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Office is a company that provides services in brand strategy, advertising, packaging, and other areas.

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