AI for your Retail needs
At Okkular, we are on a mission to redefine retail with AI and deep learning. Our offerings help retailers improve customer experience, reduce costs and drive sales with insightful automation and personalisation.
Why do we do what we do?
Okkular’s co-founders experienced first-hand the frustration that came with the manual tagging process when building a marketplace solution in 2018. In disbelief at the resource intensive process they had undertaken, they began to research how other players in the ecommerce space were solving this and, to their shock, they weren’t. Ecommerce stores of all sizes, some with product volumes in the hundreds of thousands, were manually assigning tags and attributes to their products.
Realising very quickly the opportunity that existed to make real impact for ecommerce players globally, in early 2019 Okkular came to life.
Our team is extremely passionate and take time to understand our clients pain points and use cases. Each Okkular product has been developed and adapted based on this feedback, allowing us to build what we think is one of the world’s most accurate visual AI technologies, helping fashion retailers create seamless and unique online shopping experiences, and sell more stock by creating an intuitive path to purchase for shoppers.
Building the World’s Best Image Recognition Technology
With extensive consulting experience, Abhishek naturally drifts towards solving problems. Being the CEO, he is constantly embarking on experiences to learn about keeping the team motivated and focusing on customer centric approach. Apart from CEO tasks, Abhishek manages business development and partnerships at Okkular.
Mahendra comes with a good balance of understanding in both tech and business which has been cultured from several years of experience in tech, business development and go to market strategy. Playing to his strengths and building an awesome motivated team who believe in journey to shape a positive outcome is one of Mahendra’s passion. Mahendra advices business development and partnerships at Okkular.
Co-Founder & CTO
Ashwin, the secret sauce to building Okkular tech comes with over 20 years of experience in the software industry, with proven capabilities in product development, roadmap and developing go to market strategies. Ashwin is an MBA graduate from University of Melbourne (Melbourne Business School).
Co-Founder & Data-Scientist
A true scientist at heart and the key to building Okkular AI solutions. Vishal. comes with several years of experience in Machine learning and developing state of the art AI driven models. He is a PHD from UC Davis.
John S Price
Director: ACS Foundation
John Price is a veteran of the Information Technology Industry. In his professional life John has built partnerships for start-ups and three professional service businesses focussed on executive recruiting/search/development and contracting. All three were exited successfully after many years of development. John was previously VP of NIIT an international outsourcing corporation. Today John is focussed on mentoring and coaching a small number of founders in emerging IT enabled start-ups.
CEO: Retail Doctor Group
Brian Walker is “The Retail Doctor”. As Founder and CEO of Retail Doctor Group, Australasia’s most successful retail advisory and consultancy firm, Brian brings considerable senior experience gained in the specialty retail. Brian is also a sought-after keynote speaker, a leading media commentator and a featured columnist and contributing author in a number of publications.
Advisor: Dpt. of Industry and Sci.
Allan is an Advisor with Accelerating Commercialisation – a $460m Federal Government program designed to assist Australian technology companies (with revenues of less than $20m per annum) grow by providing access to grant funding, expert business advice, relevant networks – Angel Investors, strategic partners, channels, and service providers. Allan has been involved in high-growth businesses for the past 20 years.
CEO: Ice Jewellery
Simon is the CEO of Ice Jewellery, one of the largest online Jewellery retailer in Australia. After working straight out of school as a software developer, Simon and brother Nick Molnar launched Ice Jewellery into Australia which very quickly became Australia’s largest pure-play Jewellery retailer. Simon joins Okkular’s advisory board with a vast experience and knowledge in retail business which will be of immense value to achieve Okkular’s growth and Vision.
One of our biggest challenges, with a large range, is defining product attributes in a way that will allow those products to be surfaced to the customer in a meaningful way, at the right time, in an efficient manner. From a UX perspective, sifting through 2000a+ products is a fast path to a downwards trending conversion rate. Okkular provides customisable product data at scale. This data is the foundation for product discovery and supercharges other CRO initiatives such as intelligent search, merchandising, filters and personalisation technology.