While some startups are chasing an electrified, autonomous, and shared automotive future, others are working to improve contemporary service and retail processes.
We dug into Walmart's patents and found technology for automating the checkout process, guiding shoppers, and even flying drones throughout the store.
Our summer interns from UPenn and Columbia used the CB Insights platform to analyze emerging trends in real estate tech, blockchain, AI, retail tech, healthcare, and drones.
As consumers continue to expect faster and cheaper delivery options, Deliv CEO Daphne Carmeli explores how three retailers' same-day delivery promotions positively impacted their outcomes.
At the current investment rate, startups providing tech to optimize brick-and-mortar retail could raise over $1B in 2017.
AI companies are working across shopping apps, natural language processing, image recognition, predictive inventory, and more.
As retail takes a beating and mall traffic continues to decrease, a handful of operators are looking to private markets to spur innovation.
Startups are outfitting retailers with augmented reality, beacons, wearables, and more to bridge the gap between digital and physical shopping.
Startups have raised nearly $2.5B to integrate digital features into nearly every aspect of restaurant operations.