Meet retail’s latest start-up stars at The Retail Technology Show 2023

Retail Technology Show, retail’s golden ticket event which brings together Europe’s most forward-thinking retailers and leading tech innovators, and Baringa, the international consulting firm, have announced their line-up of tech start-ups that will feature on the Start-Up Safari at the show.

Taking place across the two-day event at London’s Olympia on 26-27 April 2023, the Start-Up Safari is a key part of the Retail Technology Show’s commitment to driving the retail industry forwards through innovation.  Carefully curated in partnership with Baringa, the Start-Up Safari will take retail visitors on a journey of discovery as they explore the top eight picks of the most exciting technologies set to disrupt the retail sector.

Included in the top eight cutting-edge tech featured as part of the Start-Up Safari are:

Artificial Intelligence (AI) powered online fit technologies

Two solutions dedicated to solving the online shopping size and fit conundrum have been shortlisted for the Start-Up Safari.  Sizer leverages computer vision and AI to solve the sizing gap in digital fashion retail – helping fashion retailers increase sales and reduce returns by matching shoppers’ exact body measurements against garment data to deliver accurate, data-driven sizing recommendations.

Vestico is the first user generated content (UGC) X AI platform designed to help online shoppers buy fashion items they’ll love and keep by showing shoppers how products look on people with similar body measurements to theirs, powered by content from real shoppers.

Personalised pop-up property platform

Sook has built a turnkey tech-enabled property platform which allows any brand to rent prime physical spaces and customise the store within minutes using its digital fit-out tool.  Brands can select and book a bricks-and-mortar space direct and bring it to life with images and video on wall-to-wall digital screens.

Technology to transform the war on waste

Topolytics is an analytics business that makes any organisation’s commercial and industrial waste supply chain visible, verifiable and valuable.  It has been hailed for modernising global waste management, by enabling producers to understand how much waste they generate by type, what happens to that waste, and its associated carbon impact to generate better environmental and commercials outcomes.

Founded in response to the urgent need for waste reduction, Reath provides specialist software for reusable and refillable packaging systems, combining machine readable trackers with, its Digital Passport Open Data Standard, allowing retailers to gather and hold critical data on how their reuse system is functioning including the how many times the package is reused and how many pieces of single-use packaging a business has saved.

Transformative employee engagement platforms

Depoint provides enterprise customers with an easy-to-use platform that integrates their existing business and staff management tools – offering a unified way of executing tasks and managing data.  Its system also comes with hundreds of predefined processes for the industry, allowing customers to deploy it within weeks and replace time consuming operations with digital, retail-custom workflows.

Dynamic digital engagement solutions

Hyperfinity helps retailers and brands use advanced analytics to unlock the value of their data – creating better customer experiences and making profitable decisions faster, all from one centralised AI platform.  By joining the dots between customer, product and click data, its technology creates actionable insights and outputs to pass downstream to CRM, ERP or CMS orchestration platforms.

Rungway creates open lines of communication in organisations to help businesses increase participation and surface bottom-up feedback.  Employees and leadership can communicate in an open forum, with the option of anonymity, monitored and analysed to provide board level insights.

Sue Butler, Partner in the Consumer Products & Retail team at Baringa, commented: “We’re thrilled to be working with the team at the Retail Technology Show to bring the Retail Start-Up Safari back for a fourth time.  We’ve seen so much innovative tech that curating the shortlist was a difficult but exciting task, and we can’t wait to showcase them all at the show.”

Matt Bradley, Event Director for the Retail Technology Show, commented:

“Every year Baringa curate the best examples of disruptive start-up technology for the Start-Up Safari and 2023 is no different.  With tech that answers some of retail’s most pressing issues around customer experience online and in-store, sustainability commitments and creating engaged and motivated retail teams, there’s a wealth of forward-looking tech to be seen on the Safari and throughout the show.”

Registration to the event that brings together Europe’s leading tech innovators and most forward-thinking retailers and brands is open. To register to attend for free, visit:

Findout what not to miss at #RTS2023, by catching up on Retail Connections’ podcast where our editor, Chris Field, sits down with Matt Bradley, Retail Technology Show Event Director to chat all things retail and what to expect at the event in April: Talking retail with Retail Technology Show’s Matt Bradley – Retail Connections.



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