Fabric recognized for achievements in Automated Micro-Fulfillment Supporting Ecommerce

NEW YORK, December 3, 2020CB Insights today named Fabric to its inaugural Retail Tech 100 ranking, which showcases the 100 most promising B2B retail tech companies in the world. 

The 2020 Retail Tech 100 cohort highlights startups reimagining the retail experience across 13 categories, from e-commerce infrastructure to supply chain automation and cashierless checkout. 21 countries represented this year include India, China, Canada, Singapore, and the United Kingdom, among others. 

“The rate of change in retail is accelerating, and the Retail Tech 100 showcases the tech companies that are changing every facet of retail – from store automation to supply chain robotics to personalized merchandise discovery. Spanning 13 distinct technology markets, they address key challenges retailers face today while also helping them adapt and be ready for changing consumer habits,” said CB Insights CEO Anand Sanwal. “The honorees also underscore the fact that the best technologies driving retail transformation may come from anywhere as they hail from 21 countries ranging from Canada to Singapore to Brazil to Sweden. As we head into 2021, we are excited to see the impact the Retail Tech 100 will have on customers, retailers, and markets.” 

“We are honored to be included in the Retail Tech 100,” said Fabric Co-Founder and CEO, Elram Goren. “As a leader in micro fulfillment, we take pride in pushing the ecommerce sector forward using advanced software and robotics, and solving one of the industry’s biggest pain points – efficient online order fulfillment. We look forward to helping more retailers offer a faster and more engaging online shopping experience that is scalable and profitable.”

Through an evidence-based approach, the CB Insights research team selected the Retail Tech 100 from nearly 15,000 applications and nominees, based on several factors including patent activity, business relations, investor profiles, news sentiment analysis, proprietary Mosaic scores, market potential, competitive landscape, team strength, and tech novelty. The Mosaic Score, based on CB Insights’ algorithm, measures the overall health and growth potential of private companies to help predict a company’s momentum. 

Fabric is a logistics platform that makes on-demand fulfillment possible, profitable, and sustainable for retailers while powering every retailer’s unique offering. The company builds multi-tenant and private networks of automated micro-fulfillment centers that make on-demand fulfillment profitable by locating automation physically close to end customers. Unlike any other micro-fulfillment solution, Fabric’s unique purpose-built proprietary solution grants retailers total flexibility to build a custom solution based on their unique inventory level, desired reach, and opex and capex requirements, expanding and flexing as their needs change.


Quick facts on the 2020 Retail Tech 100:

  • The 2020 Retail Tech 100 startups have raised over $14B in total equity funding across 400+ deals from 700+ unique investors. Over half of these companies have raised funding in 2020 (as of 11/20), amounting to $4.7B in total.
  • The list includes 19 unicorns (companies that have reached a valuation of $1B+) focused on a diverse range of retail tech solutions. 
  • There are 21 early-stage startups (seed/angel and Series A) in this year’s cohort.
  • Majority of these companies are based in North America (59%), followed by Asia (21%), Europe (16%), and Latin America (4%). Among countries, the US leads with 55 companies.


The Retail Tech 100 Companies (in alphabetical order):

ABEJA Fetch Robotics PayBright
Afresh Flexe Pine Labs
AiFi Flow Quantum Metric
Algolia Forter Radar
Alkemics Geek+ Radius Networks
Amplitude Glovo Rapyd
ATTAbotics Grabango RELEX Solutions
Attentive GreyOrange Robotics Retail Zipline
Berkshire Grey Happy Returns Return Logic
Bluecore Hero Riskified
Bold Commerce Ibotta Roadie
Bolt Financial Insider SandStar
Bond Juspay Scalefast
Brain Corp Klarna Scandit
Bringg Label Insight Shadowfax Technologies
Button Lalamove Shelf Engine
Buymie Lily AI Signifyd
CB4 Lolli Simbe Robotics
Checkout.com Mad Street Den Skupos
Clip Malong Technologies Standard Cognition
Commercetools MikMak Starship Technologies
Cooler Screens Mirakl STRIVR
Cosmose MishiPay Syte
Coveo Mollie TakeOff Technologies
Darkstore Namogoo Trigo Vision
Dexterity Neolix True Fit
dLocal Ninja Van Udaan
Ecwid NinjaCart ViSenze
Fabric Nuro Yalo
Fabric Obsess YOOBIC
Faire Osaro Zycada Networks
FarEye Paidy
Fast.co parcelLab


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About Fabric

Fabric makes profitable on-demand e-commerce a reality. Its flexible micro-fulfillment solution was specifically designed to enable fast fulfillment from small spaces. By leveraging robotic automation, Fabric allows retailers to reduce costs and cut fulfillment times. Founded in 2015, Fabric has raised $138 million to date and is backed by Aleph, Corner Ventures, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB), Innovation Endeavors, La Maison, Playground Ventures, and Temasek. With offices in New York City and Tel Aviv, Fabric is rapidly expanding its U.S. operations with over 170+ team members globally and 15 sites under development/contract, including two live micro-fulfillment centers. https://getfabric.com/

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