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Retail Touchpoints

Thu 31 Oct 2019 — B8ta Raises $50 Million, Launches Ark Marketplace Platform For Retailers And Landlords

 

Blog

Thu 24 Oct 2019 — Interlace Ventures, Funding Technology for the Commerce World

 

Glossy

Wed 16 Oct 2019 — Alala will be the anchor brand for a new retail space created by b8ta, a company specializing in creating multi-brand retail spaces, particularly DTC brands that do not have much of a retail presence to begin with. Forum, as the new space is called, will be focused on fashion and beauty when it opens in Los Angeles in November.

b8ta  

Venture Beat

Thu 08 Aug 2019 — Groupon today announced that it’s purchased Presence AI, a San Francisco-based company developing a communications platform that automates business-to-customer calls and messaging.

Presence AI  

CNBC

Thu 18 Jul 2019 — The stores are product of a joint venture between software retailer b8ta and Tru Kids, the company that is helping to manage the brand names left in the wake of Toys R Us’ liquidation last year.

b8ta  

Techcrunch

Wed 17 Jul 2019 — Uber is launching a new shopping app with commerce partner Cargo, a startup with which it signed an exclusive global partnership last year. The app will feature items curated by Uber, including products like Nintendo Switch, Apple hardware, Away luggage, Glossier cosmetics and more, and will be available to download for Uber riders making trips in cars that have Cargo consoles on board.

Cargo  

Newsletter

Mon 03 Jun 2019 — Welcome Interlace Ventures, Selfmade and a Micro-brands focus

 

Forbes

Sun 21 Apr 2019 — This Easter, adults can return to childhood and get free candy by hunting for it. But you won’t carry a basket around a backyard or playground to gather your eggs and your chocolate, or your eggs made of chocolate. In the ride-hail cross-promotion version, you get the candy by swiping up enough Ubers.

Cargo  

Forbes

Fri 12 Apr 2019 — Caylor is the cofounder of For Days, an 100% organic T-shirt line designed to empower customers. We are challenging the status quo, creating a new model and leading customers and the industry toward a better future.

For Days  

Forbes

Mon 11 Mar 2019 — Cargo, a company launched by partners Jeff Cripe and Jasper Wheeler has emerged as a leader in in-car retailing. Cargo has signed on more than 20,000 drivers who are able to supplement their income while selling carefully selected products.

Cargo  

Cheddar

Mon 25 Feb 2019 — In-car commerce company Cargo and mobile ticketing platform SeatGeek partner to give passengers exclusive ticket deals. Cargo passengers will have access to discounted deals to a city's top local events. Jeff Cripe, founder & CEO of Cargo, and Lee Moulton, Director of partnerships at SeatGeek, discuss providing an in-car experience and what the future of this partnership holds.

 

Blog

Mon 03 Dec 2018 — Acoustic Language Processing is a novel framework in machine learning that bridges the two modalities in human speech analysis, namely acoustic and lexical.

 

Techcrunch

Thu 27 Sep 2018 — Cargo, the startup that helps ridesharing drivers earn money by bringing the convenience store into their vehicles, has raised $22 million in a Series A round led by Founders Fund.

Cargo  

Blog

Tue 18 Sep 2018 — Spoken language is an extraordinary thing. Over millions of years, we have evolved the ability to formulate complex feelings and thoughts, and communicate them in all their rich nuance by simply talking to the people around us.

OTO Systems Inc.  

Glossy

Tue 04 Sep 2018 — In May, Caylor launched For Days, a retail company selling T-shirts and other knitwear on a subscription basis — members can pay a monthly flat rate that varies depending on how many shirts they want to receive per order.