2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

VCs Investing in Retail Innovation: Why? Where?

Tuesday, March 17
11:00AM - 12:00PM

JW Marriott
Room 206
110 E 2nd St

Americans spend over $4 trillion each year at retail, but the way we select and purchase goods and services is changing rapidly. Two thirds of the U.S. mobile subscribers use smartphones and, according to a recent Deloitte study, 36% of all in-store purchases (roughly $1.1 billion) were influenced by digital interactions in 2013.

Mobile shopping, e-commerce, tablets, beacons, social shopping, marketplaces, digital advertising, analytics, mobile wallets – these are just a few of the exciting innovations that are transforming retail. Imagine a future where every dollar spent on advertising and marketing impressions can be traced to an outcome in the physical world. How will we get there? How long will that take? What will this mean for traditional media and the "art of marketing"? Who will win and who will lose?

Join retail industry experts (strategic and financial VC investors) for a panel discussion on the future of retail and the innovations that will enable it.


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Dan Rosen


Commerce Ventures

Dan is the Founder of Commerce Ventures, a venture firm focused on digital innovations in retail and payments. Commerce Ventures represents a highly strategic set of investors and, thus far, has i...

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Eurie Kim


Forerunner Ventures

Janie Yu


Fung Capital

Janie leads deal sourcing at Fung Capital, the strategic investment arm of the Fung family in Hong Kong which separately controls Li & Fung, a public company that sources, distributes and retails c...

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Stephanie Palmeri


SoftTech VC


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