Fung Global Retail and Technology's Breakfast with the Disruptors
We were delighted to be invited to attend Fung Global Retail & Technology’s event Breakfast with the Disruptors on the 2nd May in New York.
Fung Global Retail & Technology is a think tank which tracks and publishes research on emerging retail and technology trends, with a particular emphasis on the relationship between retail and technology. Breakfast with the Disruptors was a fantastic networking opportunity with like-minded individuals.
Deborah Weinswig, Managing Director at Fung Global, led the event. Deborah is an award-wining global retail analysts and specialises in retail innovation and technology. It was especially exciting to hear her speak at Breakfast with the Disruptors, where she provided some interesting facts. In Israel, retail technology investment is up 120%, and more than $4.8 billion was invested in Israeli high technology start-ups in 2016. Observing and learning about how technology is changing the retail industry is great as it indicates how Smartzer’s technology can be used as a tool by retailers to engage consumers and monetize promotional content.
The breakfast was a pitch event, providing us with an exciting opportunity to share our recent successes with Smartzer and explain our vision for the company’s future. There were eight start-ups pitching overall, and it was a real honour to be included in a group of such enigmatic, innovative and successful companies. One of these start-ups was Nineteenth Amendment, another New York Fashion Tech Lab alumni company. It was great to catch up! Our pitch went well and Karoline received positive feedback from members of the audience about our work and recent projects.
Thank you again to Fung Global Retail and Technology for such an interesting and thought-provoking morning, and for inviting us to pitch Smarzter!