NRF 2020: Retail’s Big Show – Microsoft Startup Showcase

Date Updated: Thursday, January 9, 2020

On January 12-14, Microsoft for Startups and M12 will host three Startup Showcases at the Microsoft Flagship Store in New York highlighting a dozen disruptors from the retail vertical. Each Startup Showcase is an exclusive, invitation-only event where companies present solutions that help retailers and brands to thrive in today’s competitive environment. The primary focus of the Startup Showcase is to provide customers and partners with a venue for inspiring fresh, strategic conversations around reimagining retail and aligning with NRF 2020: Retail's Big Show, the conference where industry experts come together to discuss the trends that are shaping the future of retail.

Here are the 12 innovative startups segmented by key retail scenarios that will present at the Microsoft Startup Showcases:

Know Your Customers


nyris – We give search the power of sight

A visual search platform that gives people a more natural way to find what they are looking for. With nyris, companies of all industries realize financial value while improving how people find, discover and get things done. Learn more about nyris by visiting LinkedIn and Twitter.


Prevedere – Intelligent forecasting for a new era

Cloud-based business intelligence solutions that deliver unprecedented forecast accuracy by harnessing the predictive power of global economic data. Learn more about Prevedere by visiting LinkedIn and Twitter.


Tangiblee – Tell better stories with existing product content.

Transforming the product experience in online retail. The enterprise-grade service extracts and transforms online retailers' product images to deliver an intuitive, engaging visual experience directly for every product, unique to every shopper. Learn more about Tangiblee by visiting LinkedIn and Twitter.

Deliver Intelligent Supply Chain


Incorta – The fastest way to analyze complex business data

Aggregates large complex business data in real time, eliminating the need to reshape it. No Data Warehouse. No Transformations. Real-Time Insight. Learn more about Incorta by visiting LinkedIn and Twitter.


CBX Software – The Ultimate Sourcing App 

Used by global tier one retailers to manage the end to end private label product development, sourcing and supply chain activities that are mission critical to ensuring the retailer’s financial health.  Learn more about CBX Software by visiting their LinkedIn or Twitter.


Pod Foods – The distribution solutions for growing brands

B2B marketplace and logistics network for emerging brands to reach grocery stores and other retailers in a digitized and cost-effective manner. Learn more about Pod Foods by visiting LinkedIn and Twitter.

Empower Your Employees


Dynamic Signal – The employee communication and engagement platform

Reach every employee. Cut through the noise. Manage your enterprise communications with our platform and award-winning employee app. Learn more about Dynamic Signal by visiting LinkedIn and Twitter.


Skedulo – Intelligent mobile workforce management

Use Skedulo to centralize communication about customers and mobile work, capture trustworthy data from the field, improve accountability, and increase employee engagement. Learn more about Skedulo by visiting LinkedIn and Twitter.


Squigl – Quick to create, quick to learn.

The content creation platform that transforms your onboarding and training content. Driving increased productivity and delivering just-in-time training, decreasing creation time from two weeks to two days. Learn more about Squigl by visiting LinkedIn and Twitter.

Reimagine Retail


Auror – Stop Retail Crime. For Good.

On a mission to provide retailers with the fastest, easiest, and smartest way to report, solve, and prevent crime and keep our communities safer. Learn more about Auror by visiting their Linkedin and Twitter.


Cooler Screens – Reimagining the consumer shopping experience.

Transforming retail cooler surfaces into IoT enabled screens, creating the largest retail point-of-sale media platform in the world. Learn more about Cooler Screens by visiting their LinkedIn.


Codefresh – Kubernetes-native CI/CD for microservices.

Codefresh’s platform integrates with the tools you already use and empowers teams of all sizes to build and release pipelines faster at scale. Learn more about Codefresh by visiting LinkedIn and Twitter.

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