|Description||Automated Retail Shops|
|Series B, 7/05 |
|Series C, 4/06 |
|Series D, 10/06 |
|Series E, 2/09 |
Merchant Banking Devision
|Debt, 1/10 |
Triangle Capital Corporation
In 2002, after several years of intensive research and development to create the perfect automated store, Gower Smith, a serial entrepreneur, founded ZoomSystems (New Zoom, Inc.). And, two years later, in 2004, ZoomSystems partnered with the world market leader in automated delivery hardware and invested heavily to develop the proprietary and patented software that operates each ZoomShop.
In October 2006, ZoomSystems entered into an agreement with Federated Department Stores to test more than 100 ZoomShopsâ„¢ within retail giant Macyâ€™s. After the success of this test, Macy’s has used e-Spot ZoomShops to replace the Electronics department in all of their locations. Over 100 Best Buy Express ZoomShops have rolled out into airports and malls across the U.S. carrying products from Apple and many other popular electronics brands.
ZoomSystems has continued to partner with great brands to open approximately 1,000 ZoomShops across the U.S., Europe and Japan. ZoomShop product offerings include well-known brands such as Best Buy, Apple, Macy’s, Media Markt, Proactiv, Reebok and Body Shop.
Today, ZoomSystems is credited with creating and leading the “Automated Retail” category.
ZoomSystems corporate headquarters is located in San Francisco, CA. Investors include Goldman Sachs, Sierra Ventures, Starfish Ventures, NeoCarta Ventures and Motorola Ventures.
ZoomShops are automated, self-service retails shops created by ZoomSystems.
ZoomShops combine the convenience of online shopping with the instant gratification of traditional retail stores.
A ZoomShop is easy-to-use, convenient and reliable!