E-commerce

Leafly Stock: Will it Become the Amazon of Weed?

Once upon a time, cannabis was part of the counterculture and not a target of venture capitalists. Cheech and Chong, the Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers, and High Times represented the extent of its media reach through the 1960s and into the 1980s. Today, Cheech is one of a number of ganjapreneurs, while the Freak Brothers […]

A Warehouse Robotics Company for Automating E-Commerce

Amazon (AMZN) is one of those companies that everyone loves to hate. And there are plenty of good reasons. No. 1: Jeff Bezos. No. 2: Most retail investors of modest means (at least the ones who don’t know about fractional share ownership) believe they’re locked out of owning a piece of one of the world’s […]

The Digitalization of Indonesia’s Micro Businesses

We’re coming up to the tail end of a trip to the world’s fourth biggest country where we observed some incredibly successful startups, heard some fascinating stories about the country’s potential, and found 10 AI startups that are helping Indonesia compete in the global AI race. In the last part of this series, we’re going to […]

Is Stitch Fix an Artificial Intelligence IPO?

While people have been falling all over themselves to talk about what’s under the hood of the Stitch Fix CEO, we’re more interested in what’s under the hood of a company that was featured in our recent article titled AI Becomes Fashionable with these 10 Startups. While there was lots of media coverage about the “artificial intelligence” component of Stitch […]

7 Examples of AI in Retail and e-Commerce

From the outside looking in, shopping hasn’t changed all that much in the past decade. Sure, it’s more common now to find a brick-and-mortar synced efficiently with its online presence (Target is great at this). But those still seem to be the exception to the rule. Behind the scenes, however, it’s a very different story. […]

9 of the Biggest British Startups are Unicorns

Once upon a time, the sun never set on the British empire. It wasn’t just about military might. Britain’s East India Company—really the world’s first mega-corporation—accounted for about half of all global trade at the peak of its power. Those days are long gone. Its former colony, India, has more billion-dollar startups than the United […]

AI Becomes Fashionable with these 10 Startups

All we ever learned about fashion came from watching and re-watching Zoolander until we could perfect the Blue Steel look (see below). In other words, at Nanalyze, we’re not exactly a bunch of metrosexual males squeezed into skinny jeans made in Japan for $595 a pop. So it’s not really surprising that a machine knows […]