XRC Labs at Retail Summer School in NYC


On August 2nd, we were at Columbia Business School for the Retail Summer School event, organized by former retail analyst Richard Jaffe, together with ICR and Shoptalk, in an effort to educate and inform investors and academics on current retail trends and concepts.

Our Founder & Managing Director, Pano Anthos, kicked off the afternoon session and addressed important ideas and issues impacting the retail sector. He then introduced our portfolio companies AffinityCaraaStrypesWondermile, and Ziel to present in front of investors, retailers, students, and academics, their disruptive solutions, including customer personalization, on-demand manufacturing, and 3D customization, innovating various aspects of retailing.

Other innovators presenting were: Jennie Baik (Orchard Mile), Ben Sun (Primary Venture Capital), John Howard (Irving Place Capital), Mike Blandina (Westfield Lab), David Bassuk (Alix Partners), Marc Cohn (Adjunct Professor, Director of Retail Studies, Columbia Business School), and Kinshuk Jerath (Marketing Professor, Columbia Business School).

Evan Polivy