About Us

Powering the transformation of retail

Our mission is to map the retail world, every store, every product, every day.
Quick Facts
Operating at Scale
We're in over 350 stores across the United States & Europe.
Retail Expertise
We help the world's largest retailers predict with confidence.
Carnegie Mellon Roots
In 2005, Bossa Nova spun out of CMU's Robotics Institute.
AI Expertise
In the past, our team built the top algorithms for face detection.
Forbes AI 50
Bossa Nova was featured as one of the 50 most promising AI companies in the US. Learn more

Our Background

Bossa Nova was formed in February 2005 as a spin-off from Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute to deliver advanced, robotic technology for seamless retail operations.

In June 2018, we acquired the artificial intelligence company, HawXeye to further advance our AI capabilities within the retail environment which resulted in precise product recognition at large scale, highly accurate identification of out-of-stock and misplaced products.

With the addition of HawXeye and CMU’s technical expertise, leadership, and research, Bossa Nova gains exclusive licenses to more than 52 core IP properties in deep learning, correlation filters, 3D modeling, and additional product recognition technologies.

Our Executive Team

Our executive team brings a unique combination of robotics, hardware, retail, and machine learning expertise to the company.
Bruce McWilliams
CEO
Matt Ferguson
CFO
Sarjoun Skaff
CTO
Martin Hitch
CBO
Bill Moore
COO
Vaibhav Vohra
VP of Product
Marios Savvides
Chief AI Scientist

Our Offices

San Francisco
610 22nd Street, Suite 250
San Francisco, CA 94107
Pittsburgh
2740 Smallman Street, Suite 400
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Mountain View
709 N Shoreline Boulevard
Mountain View, CA 94043
Sheffield, UK
Courtwood House
Silver Street Head
Sheffield
UK, S1 2DD
Bentonville
609 SW 8th Street, Suite 600
Bentonville, AR 72712
Leetsdale
960 Riverside Place
Leetsdale, PA 15056

10x the data for the world's largest retailers

The world's largest retailers use Bossa Nova to provide insights 3x faster with double the accuracy of their manual processes.

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Want to power the transformation of retail?

We’re looking for the brightest minds in robotics, AI, engineering, and retail. Sound like you? Check out our job openings.

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