Upcoming Event


5:30- 6:15pm Cocktail and networking reception
6:15 – 6:30pm. Introduction, Kilpatrick Townsend
6:30 – 6:45pm. Investment panel introductions
Investment Panel:

Richard Kestenbaum, Partner, Triangle Capital
Bill Reinisch, Investor, Paladin Capital
Heidi Diamond, Start up Advisor, Diamond Enterprises
Leslie Cohen, Start up Advisor, Leslie Cohen Consulting

6:45- 8pm Presentations by:

Barney Stacher, Business Developer & Advisor, Facenote
Kristen Allen, Founder, Exclusively Kristen
Dave Sharma, CEO & Founder, Perfitly
Leigh Sevin, CEO & Founder, Arthur

8 – 9pm Networking

Presenting Companies:


Facenote is an Opt-In Face Recognition platform which helps companies recognize and reward customers, increase engagement, conversion, and loyalty. Facenote connects to any CRM and needs only an iPad to get started with its powerful SaaS. The platform has proven to build engagement and conversion by over 50% by rewarding loyal customers and capturing new ones in a way that is seamless and completely on-brand. The implementation takes under 4 weeks, requires little help/support, is very simple to integrate, Facenote does all the heavy lifting, It has applications in retail, hospitality, travel, and many other customer-facing engagements.

Exclusively Kristen

Exclusively Kristen is an ecommerce fashion company that designs and sells shirts, blouses, and dresses for DD+ women in misses and plus sizes. Unlike standard clothing, which is generally made for a B cup frame, Exclusively Kristen’s figure flattering garments are tailored so that full bust wearers can say goodbye to discomfort, wardrobe malfunctions, and the dreaded burlap sack look.


Perfitly is a cloud-native simulation and visualization platform developed for apparel e- commerce. We help:
• Online shoppers make more confident purchasing decisions, especially when it comes to size, fit and personal style of a garment
• Brands and retailers reduce return rates (three year goal is a 30% reduction), associated costs and better manage inventory, purchasing and design decisions, among others


Arthur is a digital clienteling app for fashion retailers. It transforms store associates into digital marketers with tools that empower them to engage customers across channels.

With Arthur’s platform, retailers can meet their customers wherever they’re most keen on shopping. Associates are great at building relationships and providing expertise, and with Arthur they can extend their relationship with customers online to serve as a resource whenever they’re needed. 68% of customers will visit a store for research but purchase online. Now stylists and associates can follow them along their journey.

With an efficient client CRM and custom catalog template, associates can create a well-branded, trackable experience for customers that benefits everyone.