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Innovative Retail Technologies

It’s Time To RISE: A Recap Of One Of Retail’s Newest And Best Events

Innovative Retail Technologies, 01/26/2016
“Every session was superb, but my personal favorite, ‘Female Founders Starting Up,’ featured some of today’s most innovative startups, all founded and operated by women.”


For First Data, the way to investors’ hearts is through their stomachs

Fortune, 10/17/2015
Today, no less than 106 apps are available to merchants, and another 277 in the works–and many of them cater to restaurants and other eateries. On the occasion of First Data’s big coming out party, Fortune took a look at some of these new tools.

Bloomberg Business

What Is the Future for U.S. Retailing?

BloombergBusiness, 10/14/2015
Simon Ventures Group Founder Sky Fernandes discusses the company’s products and investing in U.S. retailing.

How Independent Retailers Should Think About Omni-Commerce

ASD Insider, 09/02/2015
A beginner’s guide for retailers on how to seamlessly connect your in-store and e-commerce experiences.

How One Venture Capitalist Is Quietly Reshaping Retail

Forbes, 08/25/2015
There are many exciting developments underway that will change, to one degree or another, how we shop, both online and off. Should we include last year’s launch of Simon Venture Group in this category? I vote yes.

Fashion Tech Startups to Watch

Tech Style NYC, 07/31/2015
When paired together, the possibilities between fashion and technology have no limit.

Plug and Play’s CEO Corner: Ruchika Kumar, Sku IQ

Chain Store Age, 07/13/2015
Meet Ruchika Kumar, CEO of Sku IQ, a tech-start-up participating in business accelerator Plug and Play’s retail accelerator that matches retailers with complementary technology solutions.

Simon Announces Winners Of ‘Simon Launch’ Retail Startup Competition

PR Newswire, 06/24/2015
Simon®, the global leader in retail real estate and omni-channel retail, today announced the winners of the inaugural ‘Simon Launch’ retail startup competition.

New York Fashion Tech Lab Introduces Innovative New Designers

Essence, 06/16/2015
Eight up-and-coming tech designers are on a mission to change the face of fashion.

Step. Turn. Pose. (Analyze. Sell.) Repeat.

Fortune, 06/13/2015
At the second-annual Demo Day for the New York Fashion Tech Lab, held at the Time-Life Building in Manhattan, eight technology startups showed their proposed solutions to knotty problems that plague the industry.

These Hot Fashion Tech Startups Are Burning Up the Runway and Lighting Up The Street

AlleyWatch, 06/12/2015
“The future of omni-channel retailing cannot exist until we have a fundamental layer of real-time, location based inventory,” said California native and Sku IQ CEO, Ruchika Kumar.

Bespoke Coworking Space + Local Pop-Up Opens in Westfield Centre

7×7, 06/12/2015
How can San Francisco fashion compete with that of New York, Milan, Paris, and London? By leveraging what the city does best: technology. At Westfield San Francisco Centre, the new Bespoke coworking space is designed to seamlessly integrate fashion with tech. Which includes Sku IQ as one of the space’s inaugural pioneers!

Revolutionary Fashion Technologies – Sim Gulati of Dropel and Ruchika Kumar of Sku IQ

Fashion Is Your Business, 06/09/2015
Ruchika Kumar (Co-Founder and CEO of Sku IQ, powering real-time inventory retailing software for physical retailers to sync in-store POS systems with eCommerce) joins the hosts of Fashion Is Your Business to discuss her company and involvement in the NY Fashion Tech Lab.

Blurring the Lines of Cross-Channel Commerce

PSFK Labs, 04/02/2015
Mohith Julapalli is the cofounder of Sku IQ, a software startup designed to help brick-and-mortar retailers deliver an omni-channel experience to their customers. By connecting in-store point-of-sale systems with e-commerce sites, the platform helps merchants seamlessly manage inventory between their online and physical stores. The system also helps power digital storefronts by handling requests such as in-store pickups, same-day delivery, and in-store reservations.

Meet 8 Sizzling Fashion Tech Startups in the Latest NY Fashion Tech Lab Class

AlleyWatch, 03/11/2015
Sku IQ believes that real-time inventory data, through integrated offline and online systems, is the first critical step to becoming a true omni-channel retailer and is an absolute requirement for retailers who want to participate in the upside of same day delivery, click and collect, and more.

New York Fashion Tech Lab Kicks Off Another Round Of Programs With A New Wearable Tech Category

Fashion Times, 03/09/2015
Favorable fashion incubator New York Fashion Tech Lab is returning to the city Monday for a second round with the new program

SKU IQ Chosen to Participate in New York Fashion Tech Labs

New York Fashion Tech Labs, 03/09/2015

Fashion Tech Lab Returns to NYC

WWD, 03/08/2015
New York Fashion Tech Lab, the accelerator for start-ups in the fashion industry, is back for another round with the new program beginning today.

Why Mobile is the Key to Cross-Channel Commerce

PSFK Labs, 02/24/2015
Of all the devices that populate our lives, none seem to have taken a more central role than our mobile phones. Whether standing in line at the store or during our daily commutes, we take any and every opportunity to get lost in the glow of our very own private screens. As more of our attention is given over to these personal devices, merchants and brands are creating new mobile experiences to engage consumers and drive them toward a desired action.

Q&A with J. Skyler Fernandes, Managing Director of Simon Venture Group: What is SVG, the SXSW: Retail Competition, and the Future of Retail?

ICSC, 02/17/2015
As we grow our portfolio, it’s amazing how new ecosystems are being created that represent the “future of retail” including Sku IQ (one of Simon Launch’s winners) who is syncing real-time inventory across stores and warehouses.