January 25, 2017

eyeQ Selected to Speak and Demonstrate Technology at the 2017 National Automobile Dealers Association Convention & Expo

NADA will be presenting the Modern Dealership Experience which will explore the latest developments in technology disrupting dealership showroom and service processes and better connect with consumers. As a selected industry innovator at NADA 100, eyeQ will talk about the use of Artificial Intelligence in the dealership and purchasing experience of a vehicle.

“We have been working with the auto industry for several years, applying our technology to the car buying experience, and working to make a dealership visit more personal, more relevant for the shopper, and arm the salesperson with critical information to match the right car to each buyer,” said eyeQ founder and CEO Michael Garel. “To be selected by NADA to talk about how technology can enhance the dealership experience is an honor and a validation of all we are focused on.”

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January 13, 2017

eyeQ Announces eyeQ Go Shopper Analytics Device at NRF

eyeQ, the personalization technology company, today announced eyeQ Go, its new IoT battery-powered shelf-level analytics device. eyeQ Go gives retailers and brands invaluable in-store shopper data quickly, easily and affordably. The tool collects shopper information including age, gender, emotion, dwell time, return visits, total time and foot traffic at a starting cost of $65 per device for up to 3 months of analysis. eyeQ Go is being announced as part of eyeQ’s presence at NRF 2017 January 15-17, 2017 in New York City, where eyeQ is also part of the Samsung Electronics America booth, demonstrating its technology for the second year in a row. To learn more, or set up a conversation with eyeQ, go to

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December 8, 2016

eyeQ Named one of Austin Inno’s 50 on Fire

The 50 on Fire competition started with hundreds of nominees, which was trimmed to 150 fast-climbing people and companies. A few weeks later, a batch of 22 of Austin’s most accomplished innovators analyzed them all and picked 50 of the hottest Austin tech startups and entreprenuers.

Austin Inno 50 on Fire

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August 22, 2016

eyeQ Demonstrates Aware and Responsive In-Store technology at FutureShop, London

Hosted by Arc, Leo Burnett Group’s shopper marketing agency, FutureShop featured a look at innovative technologies with the greatest potential to impact retail. eyeQ segment begins at 1:50.

May 27, 2016

eyeQ Listed as Leading Startup Helping Transform Physical Retail Marketing


Silicon Valley research firm Pivotl ranks eyeQ as the leading firm helping to transform physical retail. “eyeQ hails from the city [Austin] and provides shops with a customer engagement hardware and software solution in the form of touchscreen consoles…”

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May 26, 2016

eyeQ Named One Of 72 Startups Transforming Bricks-And-Mortar Retail

Transforming bricks-and-mortar shopping is a high-stakes endeavor for retailers given Americans still do over 90% of our shopping in physical stores….The startups in our list have racked up partnerships with many big name brands — including Maybelline, Lancome, Kiehl’s, Cabela’s, Foot Locker, Home Depot, Express — and department stores, from Lord & Taylor to Target.

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May 23, 2016

eyeQ Closes $3.5 Million Series A Funding From Align Capital, with Continued Participation from Existing Investors

Shopper-Responsive Technology Company Was A Darling at National Retail Federation (NRF) Show, in Samsung Booth
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Austin, TX, May 24, 2016 – eyeQ, the leading provider of shopper-aware and responsive in-store displays, today announced $3.5 million series A funding from new investor, Align Capital, with continued participation from existing investors. eyeQ is excited to add Lisa Harris, managing partner of Align Capital, to its Board of Directors. The funding will go toward continued technology development, product enhancement and revenue pursuit.

“We recognize the potential and value of eyeQ,”said Harris. “What eyeQ is doing for the in-store shopper experience is giving brick-and-mortar retailers a way to stay ahead of the game against online competitors. In addition to Michael Garel and his management team, the response to the technology by end consumer shoppers as well major brands such as Ford, HP, IBM, Intel, Samsung and OtterBox is what solidified our interest in investing.”

Align Capital, an investor in high growth private companies, led a recent investment in Umbel.

“We are thrilled with an additional financial infusion to help us accelerate our business,” said eyeQ founder and CEO Michael Garel. “More resources will enable us to continue serving the growing needs of our current customer base who want to expand their use of eyeQ technologies. This investment will also help us to more quickly add new retailers and brands who are using eyeQ to reinvent the in-store shopping experience.”

eyeQ was a stand out at the early 2016 National Retail Federation (NRF) The Big Show Annual Conference where it was a featured technology in the Samsung booth. eyeQ presented a live demographically-responsive and personality-based experience for conference attendees and shared those analytics on that experience and three others via a real-time dashboard, similar to the shopper analytics available to eyeQ’s brand and retailer customers.

eyeQ personalizes the in-store shopping experience, using shopper-aware digital displays that interact with consumers, customize content to each, and even recognizes and responds to emotion. eyeQ’s devices can cause almost any digital display to respond to age, gender, location, frequency of visit and emotion. Increased engagement results in a better shopping experience, greater loyalty and higher sales.

Intelligent solutions like eyeQ’s are critical for engaging today’s shoppers who are armed with smartphones and accustomed to personalized e-commerce experiences. Shoppers expect more from their shopping experiences than ever before. The technology also empowers stores and manufacturers with real-time intelligence about how different types of shoppers are responding, so they can learn and iterate to make each shopper’s experience better and better.

eyeQ is a showcase company for IBM, building its solution with BlueMix, IBM’s cloud platform, and utilizing Watson, IBM’s cognitive computing system. eyeQ has been highlighted by IBM at Interconnect, IMPACT, Pulse and Smarter Commerce conferences, its CIO Leadership Exchange, and at the May 2015 World of Watson event.

About Align Capital:
Align Capital, a family office focused firm, provides capital preservation, higher yield returns and compelling growth opportunities to its investors. Align leverages its knowledge, industry relationships and family office experience to capitalize on market opportunities. Align partners with accomplished management teams in industries with strong long term fundamentals. For more information please visit

About eyeQ, Inc.:
Founded in 2012 and based in Austin, Texas, eyeQ enables brands and retailers to win at the shelf by providing shoppers with personalized digital experiences and producing actionable shopper insights. eyeQ’s shopper-aware touchscreen displays detect attributes such as age, gender, emotional state, return visits and more to personalize content and lift sales. A SaaS solution, eyeQ’s dashboard provides a steady stream of shopper insights to measure response and determine the most effective content. eyeQ is a member of the Austin Technology Incubator, a 2014 graduate of DreamIt Ventures, and a founding member of the Future of Privacy Forum.

April 21, 2016

Technologies on the Rise

Retailers have a new tool to improve shoppers’ in-store experience. Instead of leaving consumers to endlessly wander store aisles, eyeQ of Austin, Texas, leverages interactive touchscreen displays that engage users and offer dynamic, personalized, contextualized information. Content can be tailored to what a particular user prefers, whether it’s product ratings and reviews, customer recommendations, or videos, photos and other rich media about the product itself.

Billed as a “shopper aware digital display system,” eyeQ detects many characteristics about the shopper engaged with the touchscreen, such as gender, age and expression. What’s more, eyeQ can monitor a shopper’s journey throughout the store as well a customer’s return visits to further personalize the retail experience by drawing on past interactions and purchases.

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March 23, 2016

Smile for a Coke!

Scott Ryan, Vice President of Specialty Retail for Coca-Cola demonstrates eyeQ’s “Smile” experience during Austin’s 2016 SXSW Interactive festival.

February 9, 2016

eyeQ Highlighted in “Best of NRF 2016”

Eye-Catching Booths

In the Samsung booth, eyeQ demoed its facial recognition technology which is able to recognize and analyze the characteristics and behaviors of each shopper and customize the content that is highlighted on digital displays based on age, gender, location, frequency of visit and emotion.

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