Farfetch reveals start-ups from Dream Assembly accelerator

Farfetch has announced a number of start-ups from around the world it has found through its internal accelerator programme, Dream Assembly.

The 11 companies were chosen as part of the Dream Assembly Farfetch launched in April 2018. They focus on a number of technologies, including virtual reality, artificial intelligence and computer vision.

Farfetch will help the start-ups gain access to mentorship, networking and early-stage funding when the companies enter the Dream Assembly in Lisbon for a 12 week programme starting this month.

“We were delighted by the response from so many incredible companies,” said Stephanie Phair, chief strategy officer at Farfetch. “The companies we have selected for the first Dream Assembly cohort all have great potential to present innovative solutions and are capable of shaping the future of commerce.”

Other Farfetch partners are also involved in the accelerator, including Burberry. The programme will also feature a one-week growth bootcamp in San Francisco and a demo day in London, where the start-ups will pitch their businesses to external investors.

The Farfetch Dream Assembly start-ups:

FTSY - 'footsy' (Canada): An AI company which helps customers find personalised footwear which fits the shape of their feet.

Buy Buddy (Turkey): A device linked to real-time inventory, which allows customers to find their desired items in-store and pay without going to the checkout.

Upteam (Hong Kong): A data-driven B2B solution to help retailers get hold of authentic pre-owned luxury items.

Shopvious (France): A blockchain company which provides luxury items with a digital certificate providing full visibility of the supply chain and guarantees authenticity.

The Restory (UK): An online service to restore luxury goods.

Reckon.ai (Portugal): A computer vision solution to help retailers monitor their online competition.

WISHI (USA): An online personal stylist.

Villageluxe (USA): A sharing economy solution to connect women who want to lend clothes to other women.

Fashpa (Nigeria): A global marketplace for African fashion and design

Auverture (Netherlands): An online fine jewellery marketplace.

Didimo (Portugal): A customer experience company which creates “digital humans” online who can help customers with their eCommerce queries.