Skip

Kiss the checkout line goodbye

LOCATION New York City, NY

COMPANY SIZE Less than 5

# OF ENGINEERS Less than 5

FUNDING $1M - $2M

REMOTE WORK OK? Yes

EXTENDED EXERCISE WINDOW? No

TAGS RFID, Wireless, GNURadio, Retail Technology, Retail, Internet of Things, YC Winter 2013

What do we do?

Skip develops cutting edge RFID technology to automate inventory, track consumer/product interactions, and eliminate checkout lines.

Why join us?

1) We have the fastest read method for RFID by several orders of magnitude.
2) We make REAL technology. Everything we are doing is 10x or better and has been the product of intense research and development.
3) Deep connections in retail
4) We are playing in a trillion dollar market
5) Strong patent protection

Technical challenges

1) Tracking thousands of products in real-time with 10cm accuracy
2) Determining which person is carrying a particular product
3) Porting our firmware from SDRs to commercial RFID readers

Our press coverage

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=5&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CDYQtwIwBGoVChMIpfPltMeQyAIViG0-Ch0V-A1O&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3D-TeVUzk_IL8&usg=AFQjCNHr_4fQ7L3PvWzN58Ip5lK_PwQEYw&sig2=8V8G7WaHFOQRzpJesHVBZA

Our Founders

Spencer Hewett

CEO  

Thiel Fellow, Hackathon Ringer, and Inventor. I'm obsessed with RFID technology, eliminating checkout lines, and building the infrastructure of the Internet of things.

Ken Seiff

Co-Founder  

Co-Founder of Poppin, Simply Gum, Bluefly, and former EVP @Brooks Brothers. Serial entrepreneur and retail expert.

Our tech stack

  • RFID
  • Python
  • PostgreSQL
  • GNURadio
  • C++
  • Django

Our investors

  • Y Combinator
  • GVA
  • Derek Lee
  • Brigitte Cooperman
  • Shri Ganeshram
  • Beanstalk Ventures