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CEOs Dawn Dickson & Natasia Malaihollo Merge Companies to Revamp the Future of Retail

Longtime friends and CEOs Dawn Dickson and Natasia Malaihollo have joined forces to further innovate the automated retail industry through their two companies. Recently, tech company PopCom — an automated retail company that leverages facial detection, machine learning, and blockchain technology — announced their recent acquisition of game-based survey company Wyzerr as part of its plan to shape the future of retail. “The acquisition of Wyzerr marks an exciting new chapter for PopCom,” said PopCom founder Dickson in a statement. “Natasia and I have the same goals in mind, and together we will continue to make waves and change the whole look of the automated retail industry.” Wyzzer — which was founded by Malaihollo in 2014 — was created to make surveys fun and easy to supply. As the company looks ahead, it hopes to align with PopCom in a way that will allow them to thrive post-pandemic. “My journey with Wyzerr was incredible, and we made a real impact on the companies we worked...

Njera Perkins

Sep 22, 2020

PopCom's History-Making Dawn Dickson Raises Over $2M in Crowdfunding Capital

Dawn Dickson, CEO and founder of PopCom , a smart vending retail company, isn’t new to historic funding feats. In 2019, she became the first female founder to raise over $1 million in crowdfunding (CF) investments, an amount that eventually reached the $1.07 million CF maximum. Recently, Dickson’s PopCom is on the verge of raising the max yet again. Over 2,000 Start Engine investors have invested in PopCom, and with 4 days left in the funding round , the company has already raised $1.05 million. Yesssss! I’m the first female founder – not just Black 💁🏽‍♀️ — Dawn Dickson (@THEDawnDickson) July 2, 2020 PopCom specializes in equipping entrepreneurs and brands with high-IQ automated retail options. Its smart vending kiosks allow brands to engage with customers, understand sales metrics, and sell more products. During the pandemic, Dickson believes smart vending kiosks are an essential tool for businesses adhering to social distancing regulations. “Although the timing...

Devin Crudup

Jul 6, 2020