Jeff Ketner

Ketner Group Communications (for RevTech Ventures)


RevTech to announce name change at 10th Tech Trends in Retail at Dallas’ Highland Park Theatre on Wednesday, Sept. 26

DALLAS Sept. 25, 2018 RevTech Ventures today announced its rebranding from RevTech Accelerator to RevTech Ventures, a venture capital fund with a focus of early-stage investments at the intersection of retail and technology.  The new name will be highlighted at RevTech Ventures’ 10th “Tech Trends in Retail” event at Highland Park Theatre in Dallas on Wednesday, Sept. 26.

The rebranding reflects RevTech Ventures’ focus on year-round offerings with mentor-led content for early-stage companies, including mentor access workshops, as well as funding and co-working space.

“The name change underscores the significant growth and expansion that RevTech Ventures has seen,” said David Matthews, Managing Director of RevTech Ventures. “We’ve expanded from twelve weeks of annual programming to year-round, mentor-led programming and have built the capacity to invest well beyond pre-seed stage to early-growth stage as companies in our portfolio develop scale. We’re excited to share this announcement at our latest Tech Trends in Retail event.”

10th Tech Trends in Retail focuses on retail and grocery innovation

RevTech Ventures’ 10th Tech Trends in Retail will showcase the latest in retail and grocery innovation at Highland Park Village, Dallas’ legendary retail center and Texas’ first luxury theatre. As the first self-contained, open-air shopping center in the nation, Highland Park Village is the perfect venue to celebrate innovation in the retail industry.

Tech Trends in Retail will showcase pitches from RevTech’s 2018 cohort and an impressive group of grocery innovators. The event will explore trends such as personalization for diet, wellness, experiential cooking and supply chain transparency, which are areas that are beginning to be deployed at scale.  Audience members will learn about the vital adaptation today’s grocers will have to embrace in order to remain relevant in the 21st century.

The keynote speaker will be Gary Hawkins, Founder and CEO of CART. In his talk, Hawkins will discuss “Retail Disruption in Real Time,” the impact of innovation across the grocery industry, the transformation taking place, and the shift from mass promotion to strategic personalization.

Tech Trends in Retail Fall 2018 presenting companies are:

  • Vessel, Dallas, TX – Vessel drives engagement and increases revenue for digital content publishers. Focused on the lifestyle and travel space, Vessel leverages influencer-generated visual content to drive engagement.
  • Xenio, San Francisco, CA – Xenio’s precision, real-time indoor positioning levels the playing field for physical stores by enabling brick and mortar retailers to precisely track shoppers’ real-time behavior, tied to their profile, within the store.
  • Feed Me Pronto, Dallas, TX – This unique, eco-friendly retail concept provides nutritional grab-and-go meals for urban city dwellers.
  • GuestX, Dallas, TX –GuestX drives increased ticket sales and share of wallet in tourism, allowing tourist attractions to work together to sell more to each customer via bundling and a comprehensive point-of-sale experience.
  • Engagement Agents, Hamilton, ON – Engagement Agents helps mall-based retailers maximize and monetize their already-paid-for marketing.
  • ShoptoCook, Williamsville, NY – The company is a leader in digital marketing and content management systems for grocery retailers, providing stores with an advertising edge through the use of new and existing technologies.
  • Birdzi, Iselin, NJ– Birdzi provides a unique personalization platform for retailers and brands to connect to the right shoppers and the right time and place, enabling a seamless, personal and smart shopping experience.
  • ScriptSave, Tucson, AZ – The company helps close the gaps in healthcare prescription coverage, with innovative savings programs for the uninsured and under-insured.
  • Myxx, Cary, NC – Myxx is the best recipe solution on the market today and helps answer the question, “What’s for dinner tonight?”​ by connecting digital, dynamic, personalized recipes to consumers, retailers and brands.

Tech Trends in Retail begins at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 26; register for the event here. Following the conclusion, RevTech will host a reception at Royal Blue Grocery, Dallas’ modern urban grocery store in Highland Park Village.

About RevTech Ventures

RevTech Ventures is a venture capital fund with a focus of early-stage investments at the intersection of retail and technology. We make dozens of small, initial investments, with larger follow-on investments in those companies that demonstrate rapid growth and sustainable advantage. We provide year-round content and support led by our management team and our large pool of world-class mentors. Twice annually, we invite selected companies to Dallas for an intensive, one-week program for graduates of top-tier accelerator programs.

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