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August 10, 2022

Shopic Announces $35M Investment to Bring Its AI-Enabled Smart Cart to Top U.S. Grocery Chains

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Shopic, the smart grocery shopping cart startup, has announced a $35 million Series B
investment round led by Qualcomm Ventures, bringing its total funding raised to $56 million.
Other participating investors include Vintage Investment Partners and Clal Insurance, together
with Shopic’s existing investors Tal Ventures, IBI Tech Fund, Claridge Israel, and Shufersal.


Shopic offers an AI-powered clip-on device that transforms shopping carts into smart carts.
Utilizing computer vision algorithms, Shopic identifies items placed in the cart in real-time, while
displaying to shoppers product promotions and discounts on related products. The Shopic
system acts as a self-service checkout interface as well, saving customers the time and hassle
of standing in line to pay.


Data collected by the company during live deployments of its system found that Shopic’s
solution increased shoppers’ monthly spending by 8%.


Shopic not only delivers a new retail experience for in-store shoppers but also provides real-
time inventory management and customer behavioral insights for grocers through its analytics
dashboard. These reports also include aisle heatmaps, promotion monitoring and new product
adoption metrics.

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“Today’s consumers are used to friction-free online shopping experiences, but retailers struggle to deliver them for in-store shoppers. As the only solution that uses full computer vision rather than barcode scanning, Shopic empowers retailers to not only meet customer expectations but to delight them”.
Raz Golan
CEO and Co-Founder of Shopic


The Series B investment will be used to expand the company’s penetration to global markets.
Shopic’s solutions are already deployed by several grocers in Europe, the Americas and Israel.
They include some of the world’s largest supermarket chains.


As opposed to monolithic smart carts, such as Amazon Dash, Shopic’s clip-on device can be
used with any shopping cart, offering a highly cost-effective implementation path for grocers.
Additionally, shoppers can remove the device when their transactions are complete and use the
cart to take their groceries out to the parking lot, completing a truly frictionless shelf-to-car
shopping journey.


Inside the cart, Shopic uses a camera duo that enables its AI-computer vision model to support
large catalogs of over 50,000 items, cover edge cases and achieve low latency with limited
processing power. The algorithm can even identify products thrown into the cart even when it’s
in motion or when people put multiple products in their carts simultaneously.


Merav Weinryb, VP of Qualcomm Israel Ltd. and Managing Director of Qualcomm Ventures
Israel and Europe, said:

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“We support Shopic’s vision of hybrid retail, where the best of online shopping and physical store experiences merge. Shopic’s smart cart, which is a compelling and pragmatic smart retail solution is helping enable this future. We were very impressed with the performance of Shopic’s cart in live supermarkets, demonstrating the potential of AI to transform everyday experiences for everyone”.
Merav Weinrybr
VP of Qualcomm Israel Ltd. and Managing Director of Qualcomm Ventures Israel and Europe
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