EverybodyFights featured in this story: Software is still eating the world, but startups with brick-and-mortar businesses are seeing investor interest too. We identified 23 VC-backed startups with local retail business models serving healthcare, retail, fitness, hospitality, and food services.
As internet retailers are expanding their operations into brick-and-mortar operations (think Warby Parker, Argent, Bonobos, and BaubleBar), venture capitalists are also investing in “physical-first” startups focused on creating new brick-and-mortar business models.
From a robot-operated cafe to an ethics-focused nail salon chain to audiology healthcare clinics, startups focused on brick-and-mortar operations are working across 7 different notable sectors: restaurants, beauty & lifestyle, hotels, fitness, retail, healthcare, and grocery & convenience.
Below, we spotlight 23 of the top brick-and-mortar startups, which are making new offerings across these categories.