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RETAIL TECHNOLOGIES
August 2022

Afresh Secures $115 Million in Series B Funding

Afresh, the leading AI-powered fresh food technology provider, today announced a $115 million Series B funding round led by Spark Capital and with participation from Insight Partners, VMG Partners, and Bright Pixel Capital.

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By RETAIL TECHNOLOGIES

Sonae IM invests in InovRetail

July 2016 RETAIL TECHNOLOGIES Sonae IM invests in InovRetail Sonae IM, Sonae’s Corporate Venture Capital, has just announced the investment in InovRetail, becoming a reference shareholder in the technology startup. InovRetail’s core business is focused on advanced analytics tools, aiming to assist retailers in improving their performance, by making more informed decisions. Sonae IM will play a decisive role in supporting InovRetail to become a global data analytics reference for retailers. InovRetail’s solutions allow retailers to adjust their offer and increase sales by processing their data, as well as in making highly reliable predictions. Moreover, these tools will create opportunities for retailers to improve their customers’ in-store experience. Over 500 reference retailers’ stores have implemented InovRetail solutions, in diverse segments such as sports, consumer electronics, fashion, food, among others. Sonae IM believes that InovRetail’s distinctive and innovative positioning, together with the quality of the management team, is key in turning...
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By SONAE

The real difference between normal and corporate Venture Capitals

June 2016 SONAE The real difference between normal and corporate Venture Capitals This is the first part of a 3-part blog post called “The real difference between normal and corporate Venture Capitals”. One of the questions we get asked a lot when we meet entrepreneurs as well as other VC’s is “What is a Corporate VC? In what ways do you differ from the regular ones?” Venture Capital firms span a wide range. They go from regular firms, where the partners raise funds from institutions such as pension funds, banks, university endowments or family offices, to corporate VC’s, where large corporations set aside a certain amount of cash to invest in start-ups and scale-ups in different phases of their development for a number of reasons, one of them being, that they don’t want to miss the boat on the next big thing. The truth is that there are advantages and...
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By SONAE

Back to School

May 2016 SONAE Back to School Here at Sonae IM, we are very close to the entrepreneurial ecosystem and follow, on a daily basis, the emergence and development of the next generation of companies. In a way, it is a lot like what happens in the education sector from a teachers’ perspective – he also follows the development of the student’s next generation. During the last 20 years we witnessed so many tens of transformations and still our education system looks yet the same. Many cross-industry big buzz words like big data, mobile, customer-centrism and so on, are yet to enter our education systems. Take the shocking example of college students who are still forced to choose among a restricted set of bundled courses with barely static programs with no saying over their learning path. Besides the limitations this brings, in terms of individual development, it also has repercussions on...
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