Sector(s): Data & Analytics
Status: Active
StarVest Company Since: March 2013
Company Founded: 2007


The first technology platform to bring e-commerce style shopper analytics to brick-and-mortar stores, brands and malls, RetailNext is a pioneer in focusing entirely on optimizing the shopper experience. Through its centralized SaaS platform, RetailNext automatically collects and analyzes shopper behavior data, providing retailers with insight to improve the shopper experience real time.

More than 250 retailers in over 50 countries have adopted RetailNext’s analytics software and retail expertise to better understand the shopper journey in order to increase same-store sales, reduce theft and eliminate unnecessary costs.

Alexei Agratchev, CEO

Prior to joining RetailNext, Alexei was the founder and general manager of an internal startup within the Cisco Emerging Technologies Group focused on developing video applications for the gaming and retail markets. During his eight years at Cisco, Alexei held a number of leadership positions with direct responsibility for developing and launching new product lines. Prior to joining Cisco, Alexei was a consultant at Accenture in its Electronics and High Tech Operating Unit. Alexei holds a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Claremont McKenna College where he graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. He has also completed the Stanford Graduate School of Business Executive Program and the Cisco Leadership Series.