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.

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

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

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

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