Portfolio.

Companies in the Forerunner Portfolio are pioneering the digital commerce revolution. By leveraging technology, consumer insights, and a deep commitment to brand building, they are developing innovative go-to-market and scaling strategies, as well as powering business model efficiencies in a quest to modernize today’s retail industry.

Revolutionizing beauty by transforming consumption and discovery

Redefining the retail process by offering consumers a unique and personalized way to discover, learn about, and shop the best beauty, grooming, and lifestyle products on the market.

Founders:
Hayley Barna - Co-Founder & Board Member
Katia Beauchamp - Co-Founder & CEO

Status:
Active

Investment:
Seed, Series A

Send a little something

Curating and designing on-demand blooms and other sweet surprises. With BloomThat, it’s never been faster or easier to send a little something. Making someone’s day is just a few taps away on our app (or visit BloomThat.com from any device).

Founders:
David Bladow - Co-Founder & CEO
Matthew Schwab - Co-Founder & President

Status:
Active

Investment:
Series A (Lead) | Board

Well-crafted, great-fitting clothing and a top-notch shopping experience

Leading e-commerce apparel and accessories brand focused on delivering great fit, a fun approach to style, and superb customer experience through a robust online platform, offline Guide Shops, and a Nordstrom distribution partnership.

Founders:
Andy Dunn - Co-Founder & Exec Chairman

Status:
Active

Investment:
Seed, Series A, B, C | Board

Community-curated Marketplace for Independent Fashion

Marketplace leveraging the community to power curation. The online store features more popular independent designers, quality merchandise & higher sell-through rates.

Status:
Acquired by Fab in 2012

Investment:
Seed

Digitally printed home textiles

Platform bringing mass customization to the $200b home décor market with robust digital printing technology allowing anyone to create and customize fabric and soft home goods.

Founders:
Kelly Berger - Co-Founder & CTO
Shane Reilly - Co-Founder & CEO

Status:
ACQUIRED BY MINTED IN 2016

Investment:
Seed (Lead) | Board

Revolutionary way to buy and sell excess inventory

First global marketplace to efficiently and easily sell end-of-season and excess inventory to retailers in private online showrooms.

Founders:
Charlie Ifrah - Co-Founder & CPO
Ronen Lazar - Co-Founder & CEO

Status:
Active

Investment:
Series Seed (Lead), A, B | Board

The shopping club made brilliant

On a mission to become the smartest way to shop and save on pretty much anything. Combining a revolutionary pricing engine, a world-class technology and fulfillment platform, and incredible customer service, Jet has set out to create a new kind of e-commerce experience.

Founders:
Marc Lore - Founder & CEO

Status:
Acquired by Wal-Mart in 2016

Investment:
Series A, Series B

Reimagining care for today's working parents

Platform providing prenatal and postpartum care for today’s expecting parents as they transition to leave and back-to-work.

Founders:
Chitra Akileswaran - Co-Founder & Chief Medical Officer
Shannon Spanhake - Co-Founder & CEO

Status:
Active

Investment:
Series Seed

Discover what moves you

Teacher-centric fitness platform leveraging the power of social sweat to get more people moving in ways they love

Founders:
Tricia Choi - Co-Founder & CDO
Holly Shelton - Founder & CEO

Status:
Active

Investment:
Seed (Lead) | Board

Real-time marketing optimization platform for the physical world

Cloud based platform bridging the online/offline gap by helping retailers identify, understand, measure, and engage customers in store as well as online to provide a seamless, personalized shopping experience.

Founders:
Wesley Barrow - Co-Founder & CRO
Corey Capasso - Co-Founder & President
Marc Ferrentino - Co-Founder & CEO

Status:
Acquired by Brickstream in 2014

Investment:
Seed, Series A

Making photos shoppable

Enabling distribution of commerce- enabled photos by allowing Brands and Publishers to create and share shoppable, trackable, monetizable photos across the social web.

Founders:
Kele Dobrinski - Founder & CTO
Brent Locks - Founder & CEO

Status:
ACQUIRED BY POPSUGAR IN 2014

Investment:
Seed

Finding great fashion near you

Mobile app to help shoppers discover and browse new products and sales from the top boutiques in their neighborhoods.

Founders:
Jinhee Ahn Kim - Co-Founder & CTO
Sarah Paiji - Co-Founder & CEO

Status:
ACQUIRED BY PRICEGRABBER IN 2013

Investment:
Seed

Beautiful, sustainable water filters

Design-led lifestyle company on a mission to improve life for everyone who drinks water, with sustainable, plant-based filters that make water healthy and delicious, beautiful carafes and pitchers, and convenient Filters by Mail service.

Founders:
Ido Leffler - Co-Founder
Mike Del Ponte - Co-Founder & CEO

Status:
Active

Investment:
Seed, Series A

Unprecedented transparency into online customer service

First and only independent provider of customer service ratings for online retailers, evaluating thousands of online retailers large and small, across hundreds of metrics resulting in rigorous rankings of where you’ll get the best customer experience online.

Founders:
John Ernsberger - Co-Founder & CTO
Jordy Leiser - Co-Founder & CEO

Status:
Active

Investment:
Series A, Series B

A faster way to solve customer service issues

SaaS platform and smartphone app allow businesses to interact with customers instantly to receive compliments or to solve customer service issues.

Founders:
Joe Beninato - Founder & CEO

Status:
ACQUIRED BY URBAN AIRSHIP IN 2012

Investment:
Seed

Online community for all of the world’s shopping

Universal social platform, connecting all buyers to all online products in a network of stores, products and people, thereby re-organizing shopping around people, and enabling a social graph for shopping.

Founders:
Deena Varshavskaya - Founder & CEO

Status:
Active

Investment:
Seed, Series A | Board

Inspiring people to experience the world

For tour, activity and event businesses, ZOZI Advance® is the fastest growing online reservation, payment and customer management software. For people who crave new experiences, Zozi helps them discover and book thousands of activities and travel getaways, and get the gear they need.

Founders:
TJ Sassani - Founder & CEO

Status:
Active

Investment:
Series A, Series B