Storr startup launches new digital marketplace
This week, San Francisco-based startup Storr announced today the launch of its revolutionary digital marketplace that “empowers anyone to open a store from their phone in three clicks.”
Storr is a democratized online peer-to-peer marketplace where users can sell new, brand name apparel via social media sites like Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter to friends and followers. Brian Murray, head of investments at Craft Ventures, which backs Storr, said that "Storr is taking us back to the future, where we buy from the people we trust and admire. As personal brands become larger, more relatable, and more trusted than retail brands, Storr represents the logical next step in ecommerce."
Storr currently has partnerships with over 150 brands, including Adidas, RE/DONE Denim, Solid&Striped, La Ligne, Jonathan Simkhai, Naadam, HillHouseHome, Spiritual Gangster, Rothy's, Alex Mill, Pop&Suki, Galvan, and DL1961. New brands are being added daily, with an end goal of the platform featuring thousands of brands across multiple verticals.
Customers download the Storr app, add products from Storr’s brand partners to their personal store, then sell those products directly to other users, with an option to donate a portion of earnings to Storr's non-profit partners. Brands partnered with Storr take responsibility for shipping and returns, with users able to make commission of 15-20% on sales.
"There's a Robin Hood feel to the platform," says Eric Senn, founder and CEO of Storr. "You can buy new products from household-name brands directly from people you know. The money that would typically go to a company like Amazon or Macy's now goes to the person you buy it from. And there's no markup."
He continues: "Airbnb and Uber democratized hospitality and transportation by empowering the average person to use their personal assets to generate income. Storr falls into this category too. Anyone with a phone can create a store. Storr accelerates the transition from centralized, channel-first commerce to decentralized, people-first commerce."
Storr launched to a limited number of sellers on Wednesday 16th on iOS, Android, and web. The company will be adding more users from the waitlist in the coming weeks and plans to open the platform for anyone in 1-2 months.
Health Catalyst: An agile approach to healthcare data
Healthcare Catalyst is quite literally a healthcare providers’ catalyst for change when it comes to their measurable, data-informed improvement in analytics, software and services.
Founded in 2008 in Salt Lake City, Utah, Health Catalyst is dedicated to enabling health care organisations to build a healthcare-specific, open, flexible, and scalable data platform and fully integrated suite of analytics applications.
This enables health system partners, including Northwell Health in New York which serves a population of 11 million, to realise measurable value within months. “Our customers have recognised the potential to use data, to meaningfully improve their clinical, financial and operational business performance outcomes,” said Mike Doyle, Chief Customer Officer.
Formed by a group of healthcare veterans – with a quest to develop a data warehouse that could handle the complexities unique to healthcare data – they revolutionised the clinical process models and use of analytics and discovered the solution now known as Adaptive Data Architecture, which is agile, flexible and can be implemented in a matter of weeks compared to a matter of years.
Today, Health Catalyst helps clinicians in more than 250 hospitals that care for more than 100 million patients each year.
Health Catalyst offers a solution in three parts:
Data Operating System
Cloud-based DOS is a healthcare-specific, open, flexible, and scalable that provides customers a single environment to integrate and organise data.
Analytics applications build on top of the data platform and allow customers to make measurable clinical, financial and operational improvements.
World-class team of analytics and domain experts leverage technology to help customers shorten time-to-value and achieve sustainable, measurable improvements.
The fully integrated data platform and suite of analytics applications helped clients during the pandemic, in ways even Health Catalyst could never have imagined. Health Catalyst offered products and services to support customers’ agile response to the pandemic in four phases:
“By having the data operating system, our clients were able to take advantage of the integrated source of data to meet challenges that they were facing in their local geographies due to the pandemic in ways that we could never even have predicted,” said Doyle.
Doyle highlighted Health Catalyst’s Value Architecture group, which helps the company ensure that its technology and expertise are delivering measurable and meaningful value to our clients. “I think another key differentiator is our open platform that our clients are able to use to accelerate their own integration of data, but it is customisable, configurable in ways that makes it unique for them in ways other cookie cutter analytics just can’t match.
“We like to start every discussion by listening and understanding how we can help our customers avoid making mistakes and getting the most out of their investment in data.”
Speaking about their partnership with Northwell, Doyle said: “We're very grateful for this partnership and want to thank these visionary leaders who are able to envision a future using data that is light years beyond what we can think of today.”