E La Carte makes 7-inch tablets that are designed specifically to help restaurants do better business. Easy, in the age of the iPad? Yes--but they beat it to existence by years, and just earned one of Lightbank's biggest investments to date.
How do you reboot the image of a store synonymous with mildew and seediness? Bring it online, of course. "In a brick-and-mortar store, you're talking to an employee who makes $8 to $10 an hour who doesn't care about your situation," Todd Hills, CEO of Pawngo, tells us.