21
Mar
2018

Why We Invested: ZineOne

If you live in a developed market like the US or the UK, you own a smartphone, maybe a smartwatch. Let’s say you are shopping for auto insurance. You probably do some research online using your computer, then on your commute to work, you use your phone to look up company reviews or ask family […]

Posted by Smita Aggarwal and Ken Miller
19
Mar
2018

ZineOne Raises $2.5 Million Series A Round Led by Omidyar Network

The company helps traditional brick-and-mortar enterprises re-imagine customer engagement in a new, real-time, high-touch, digital world Milpitas, California, March 19, 2018 – ZineOne today announced that it has raised $2.5 million in a Series A round led by Omidyar Network, the Silicon Valley-based impact investing firm established by Pierre Omidyar, the founder of eBay. ZineOne […]

Posted by Sona Sharma
30
Jan
2018

NRF2018 – The year in which retail found its groove back!

#NRF2018 was simply one of the best, positive and forward-looking NRF gatherings in a very long time. Despite the cold weather and Manhattan traffic, the vibe in Javits Center was refreshingly positive, clear and hopeful. A good economy, jobs and stock market has clearly played a major role in boosting consumer confidence and discretionary spend, […]

Posted by Sona Sharma
25
Jan
2018

CeleritiFinTech Innovation Summit Key Takeaways

Banking Innovation Summit CeleritiFinTech kicked off 2018 with their Banking Innovation Summit in Marco Island, Florida. The event demonstrated CFT’s unique commitment to the financial services industry by bringing together global financial executives, industry analysts, and fintechs. The three-day Summit was packed with networking opportunities, as well as discussions on pressing industry challenges and how […]

Posted by Trevor Duguay
17
Nov
2017

Online vs. In-Store

Consumer behavior shows that a pure online shopper is rare. Consumers want both the convenience offered by online retail, as well as the personal touch of an in-store experience. Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods is a clear indication of this trend. So if Amazon is buying or creating touch points within brick and mortar, what […]

Posted by Leo Merle
17
Nov
2017

Using NFC Tags in Brick and Mortar Stores

Many consumers are familiar with a “tap and go” payment system to pay for all types of goods and services. From groceries, plane fares, and hotel rooms, to tapping a kiosk in a metro station to gather train schedules and purchase tickets, smartphones are at the center of this universe. And the technology that enables […]

Posted by Leo Merle
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