New METRO Accelerator powered by TechStars Calls on Start-ups To Work on Tech Solutions for Retail

  • Startups from seven countries will scale up their new digital applications for retail and wholesale
  • The teams will collaborate with more than 100 mentors from METRO, Real and their partner Techstars for three months in Berlin and receive up to €120,000 in funding each
  • Several hundred applications from 24 nations received for the new METRO Accelerator for Retail powered by Techstars
  • The startups will present their solutions to international investors on 5 September

Düsseldorf, 2017-Jun-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — The METRO Accelerator for Retail powered by Techstars goes into its first round. For the next three months, the participating startups from all over the world will work on promising solutions for Retail such as delivery robots, novel navigation technologies, smart sensors, digital tools for avoiding food waste or a more customer-friendly link between offline and online shops. The international accelerator programme purposefully refines digital solutions for independent traders and retailers (B2B2C) – a key customer group of METRO – as well as for Real, one of the leading hypermarket operators (B2C).

The following startups from seven different countries made it to the new METRO Accelerator for Retail powered by Techstars:

  • Mio Mobile: Delivery robot and navigation technology for autonomous distribution and delivery in the public space. to the portrait
  • Oriient: High-end indoor navigation solution controlled by the earth’s magnetic field and suited for direct implementation independently of any kind of infrastructure. to the portrait
  • Whole Surplus: Food waste B2B solution for an optimised and fair distribution of excess food in the retail sector. to the portrait
  • Epinium: Real-time evaluation of product prices and reviews for offline and online retailers as well as manufacturers. to the portrait
  • IamBot: Product identification in a photo chat with direct links to multiple purchase options. to the portrait
  • JustSnap: Gamification of discount campaigns via direct receipt analysis. to the portrait
  • Kptn Cook: Curated recipes for the foodie community with direct link to the food retailer. to the portrait
  • Sensefinity: Cloud-supported, self-learning sensors to track product and logistics data along the complete supply chain. to the portrait
  • Sensei: Capture and analysis of offline retail data with the help of existing image data. to the portrait

“We believe that these promising startups offer precisely the solutions that offline traders and retailers need to grow also in the digital world and meet their customers’ demands”, says Andreas Wuerfel, Director Global Innovation Community METRO. “The rapidly progressing digitization of Retail – including small independent traders and retailers – is a key topic for markets all over the world. With our Accelerator programme, we addressed this topic at the exact right time: several hundred startups from 24 countries worldwide applied for our programme. METRO, Real and Techstars are perceived as attractive experts and partners for startups.”

For three months’ time the teams will receive intensive support from some 100 mentors – all acknowledged retail specialists and experts from METRO, Real und Techstars – to scale-up their business model as well as up to €120,000 in funding. On 5 September, the teams will present their results to international investors.

“Solutions from the fields of artificial intelligence, robotics and the Internet of Thins represent the future for traditional offline retailers and also for multi-channel retail companies. With the Accelerator, we have attracted the most exciting startups in the market and are now preparing them for the investor market”, says Alexander Hafner, Managing Director Techstars for the METRO Accelerator for Retail. “Our huge Techstars alumni network assists the teams in addressing potential investors”.

The Retail Accelerator programme will be continued alternating with the Hospitality Accelerator which has been successful conducted for two years already. Up until 30 June 2017, startups offering digital solutions for the hospitality sector can apply for the third round of the METRO Accelerator for Hospitality powered by Techstars at www.metroaccelerator.com.

STARTUPS OF THE METRO ACCELERATOR FOR RETAIL POWERED BY TECHSTARS 2017

MIO MOBILE
Founded by: Roman Drokov

Date and place of founding: 2016 in Great Britain and Lithuania

www.miokiosk.com

Kiosk and errand boy on four wheels: delivery robot including navigation technology for autonomous distribution and delivery in public space

Mio knows what customers want. The self-driving delivery and ending machine robot Mio Mobile sells products such as drinks and snacks directly to end consumers. Mio Mobile attracts customer attention with his looks and therefore makes a good marketer for retailers and consumer goods manufacturers. At the same time, it stimulates impulse buying, helps strengthen the supply network in urban and also in rural areas. This technology symbolises the new generation of mobile retail and opens up new growth opportunities for retailers.

Oriient
www.oriient.me Shopping like in the web: high-end indoor navigation solution controlled by the earth’s magnetic field and independent of any kind of infrastructure

Online retailers know exactly what their customers are looking for and buying. For customers, it is way easier to systematically discover special offers, campaigns and benefit from them on online shopping platforms than in offline stores. Bricks-and-mortar retailers should bridge this gap with the help of Oriient. Without requiring any investment into technical infrastructure, this new navigation solution enables offline retailers to give their customers access to the same benefits as those offered on the online platforms. This technology is controlled by the earth’s magnetic field and can be directly implemented anywhere and anytime. “Connected shopping” thus becomes a reality.

WHOLE SURPLUS
Founded by: Olcay Silahli

Date and place of founding: 2016 in Turkey (Istanbul)

www.wholesurplus.com

Good-bye to food waste: B2B solution for an optimized and fair distribution of excess food in the retail sector

Nowadays, food which can no longer be sold usually still finds its rightful destination via phone calls and e-mails to the charities. The Turkish start-up Whole Surplus (Fazlagida) wants to render this process more efficient by offering a technology platform for retailers and producers. In real-time, this application allows to organise, and administrate, food donations at several locations in parallel. That way, also the requirements in terms of sustainability and social welfare as well as tax aspects for the donating companies can be monitored on one central platform.

EPINIUM
Founded by: Carlos Barriga

Date and place of founding: 2016 in Spain (Barcelona)

www.epinium.com

What customers will buy tomorrow: tool for the real-time evaluation of product prices and reviews for offline and online retailers as well as manufacturers

Knowing always what their next bestseller will be can be worth a mint for retailers and manufacturers alike. But analysing customer wishes in an anticipatory manner is a complex task. Epinium is a platform that examines and evaluates the product reviews from different online shops and online retail platforms in real time to provide a qualitative and quantitative analysis for the product in question. The reviews can be of great benefit for both offline and online retailers and simplify the offer management without having to conduct time-consuming focus group analysis. The data analytics platform is characterised by a particularly valuable and useful presentation of results.

I AM BOT
Founded by: Pawel Kolacz

Date and place of founding: 2017 in Poland (Wroclaw)

www.iambot.chat

Chatbot as a shopping assistant: product identification in a photo chat with direct links to multiple purchase options

This shopping assistant operates in a completely virtual manner and intuitively connects offline retail with online retail: IamBot is a visual chatbot operating on the basis of the Facebook Messenger service. The customer takes the picture of a product in the store and sends the photo via Facebook Messenger to IamBot. The software uses artificial intelligence to identify the product and presents the corresponding offers from affiliated web shops to the user. The product can be ordered directly via the “Buy” button on Facebook. That way, customers gain maximum flexibility for their buying decisions.

JUST SNAP
Founded by: Ahmet Ünver

Date and place of founding: 2015 in Turkey (Istanbul)

www.justsnap.co

Bonus points per mobile photo: gamification of discount campaigns via direct receipt analysis

The next generation of bonus loyalty cards is smart and digital. With JustSnap, customers simply send a photograph of their receipt via the app installed on their smartphone and receive instant rewards. The app makes it possible to set up campaigns with immediate evaluation and supports the technical capabilities of mobile retail. Advertisements can be placed and ended quickly without requiring any campaigns and codes at the checkout, at the point of sale or even on the products themselves.

KPTN COOK
Founded by: Alexander Reeg

Date and place of founding: 2014 in Germany (Berlin)

www.kptncook.com

An app that facilitates cooking: curated recipes for the foodie community with direct access to food retailers

Feel like cooking, but don’t have any good ideas and the right ingredients? KptnCook is a smartphone app that partners with food bloggers around the world to offer three new thirty-minute recipes every day. New recipes are presented every 24 hours. Unlike conventional recipe platforms all ingredients are directly paired with the assortment of local grocery shops. All ingredients can be purchased at the customer’s local supermarket. Food retailers can also enable orders directly from the app via online shop.

SENSEFINITY
Founded by: Orlando Remedios

Date and place of founding: 2013 in Portugal (Lisbon) and Spain

www.sensefinity.com

Guardian of the supply chain: cloud-supported, self-learning sensors track product and logistics data

Sensefinity has been working on the Internet of Things since its founding four years ago. Now this startup from Portugal added an exciting application for food retailers and delivery services to its portfolio. With specifically developed smart sensors and the Sensefinity technology, it is possible to control the position, temperature, moisture, air pressure and a wealth of other product data along the complete supply chain and thereby guarantee a uniform quality in a standardised manner.

SENSEI
Founded by: Vasco Portugal

Date and place of founding: 2015 in Portugal (Lisbon)

www.sensei.tech

Precise analytics for the retail sector: capture and analysis of offline retail data with the help of existing image data

The start-up Sensei offers valuable insights for customers and retailers. Based on image data from offline retail, market intelligence – for example from social media or the retailer’s online shop – and other information such as weather data and crucial elements of the supply chain, this software application creates an intelligent platform that improves the buying process. Thus, retailers can align their store assortment even more purposefully with customer demands without the need for any costly investments.

Under the umbrella of the METRO Accelerator powered by Techstars, METRO and Techstars, in two programs, help international start-up teams in the development of digital solutions. One of the programs focuses on solutions for the hotel, restaurant and catering sector while the second program is aimed at the retail industry. In the framework of the three-month programs organised in Berlin, experienced mentors and experts will in each case help ten selected start-ups to successfully develop their own business further with regard to customers and investors. The METRO Accelerator powered by Techstars was launched in 2015 with a regularly hosted hospitality program that is the unique in the world. More information available at www.metroaccelerator.com

The METRO GROUP Wholesale & Food Specialist Company (W&FS Co.) is an internationally leading specialist in wholesale and food retail. With its sales lines METRO Cash & Carry and Real as well as its other associated companies, METRO GROUP W&FS Co. operates in 35 countries and employs more than 150,000 people around the world. In 2015/16, METRO GROUP W&FS Co. achieved sales of around €37 billion. The company provides custom solutions to meet the regional and international needs of its wholesale and retail customers.

Techstars is a global ecosystem that empowers entrepreneurs to bring new technologies to market wherever they choose to live. With dozens of mentorship-driven accelerator programs and thousands of start-up programs worldwide, Techstars exists to support the world’s most promising entrepreneurs throughout their lifelong journey, from inspiration to IPO. Techstars provides access to tens of thousands of community leaders, founders, mentors, investors and corporate partners, allowing entrepreneurs to accelerate the pace of innovation and Do More Faster™. Techstars supports every stage of the entrepreneurial journey – from the idea to venture capital investments to M&A and IPO. For more information visit www.techstars.com

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The METRO Accelerator powered by Techstars kicks off at the German Tech Entrepreneurship Center in Berlin

Berlin, 2016-Sep-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — The METRO Accelerator powered by Techstars is kicking off its second round with ten new start-ups. The international teams from seven cities and five countries will participate in a three-month, intensive programme at the offices of the German Tech Entrepreneurship Center in Berlin where they will receive active coaching from around 100 mentors from the founders, investor and hospitality scene and up to €120,000 of start capital each. Above and beyond this, METRO will support the start-ups with its infrastructure, network and know-how throughout this period. With the second round, the METRO Accelerator powered by Techstars is developing into a platform for cooperation and networking among industry players. The maturity of the young companies played a significant role in the selection process of the start-ups for this year’s Accelerator. Many teams have already successfully established products in the market.

“In this second round, the quality of the start-ups and the value that they can offer our customers – entrepreneurs in the hospitality sector – is once again extremely impressive,” said Olaf Koch, Chairman of the Management Board of METRO AG. “The teams won us over with their innovative ideas and strong personal dedication. These ideas can lead to solutions that harness significant benefits for our customers in the hospitality sector. This is exactly what the Accelerator programme focuses on. Its goal is to turn good ideas into sustainably successful business models within the three months. We are very excited about our collaboration with the start-ups and Techstars.”

In an extensive selection process that lasted several weeks and involved more than 600 applications, ten start-ups qualified for the METRO Accelerator 2016. They come from London, Ottawa, Tel Aviv, Melbourne, Berlin, Cologne and Stuttgart, and thus from five countries and three continents.

The following start-ups made it to the METRO Accelerator powered by Techstars 2016:

Cheerfy from London, Great Britain – Cheerfy is dedicated to improving the customer experience in hotels and restaurants. To this effect, the start-up uses Wi-Fi hotspots as beacons.

eStaffMatch from Ottawa, Canada – This online marketplace connects event organisers with event staff.

Hoard Spot from Berlin – This app allows for a safe handover of keys in local businesses, cafés and kiosks: those who make their apartment available to guests and cannot hand over the keys personally can safely deposit them using Hoard Spot.

Jagger from Tel Aviv, Israel – Jagger is a chatbot assistant for restaurant managers and offers an intuitive chat interface, allowing them to control important processes in a company.

Pantree.co from Melbourne, Australia – Pantree.co is a co-commerce platform that brings together business partners in the food service and hospitality sector for handling all buying and selling processes.

Reputize from London, Great Britain – This online platform uses big data for the reputation management of hotels.

resment from Cologne – resment is a digital HR management system that assists small and medium-sized enterprises in human resources planning and payroll accounting.

Smunch from Berlin – Smunch is short for Smart Lunch and delivers good and healthy lunches to offices. In this way way, the start-up wants to promote team lunches at work.

tsenso from Stuttgart – This company improves the supply chain in the food industry with the help of automated sensor solutions and temperature documentation.

Venue10 from London, Great Britain – Venue10 is an online reservation platform that supports restaurant owners in managing the capacity of their businesses.

The young entrepreneurs will use the next 13 weeks to improve their business models and teams with the professional support and networks of industry experts, and will develop their models with a view to their target groups. “The METRO Accelerator powered by Techstars is the world’s number one accelerator for start-ups in the hospitality sector. Techstars and METRO each have decades of experience in their industry. By combining their competences and networks, we are creating a top-of-theline ecosystem. The ten teams will quickly find out how essential the right network and our mentoring programmes are,” explained Jens Lapinski, Managing Director Techstars of METRO Accelerator.

“We are pleased to have found ten excellent start-ups that are relevant for all fields of activity in a restaurant or hotel. We are excited to watch their development over the next three months,” said Alexander Zumdieck, Managing Director METRO of the METRO Accelerator. “With this programme, we are the industry leader and pioneer in the field of open innovation. We have access to the best mentors and industry experts to drive the businesses of the ten growth companies. With this second round, the METRO Accelerator powered by Techstars is increasingly developing into a community that connects the key stakeholders of this business sector.”

The Accelerator is organised by METRO together with its American partner company Techstars, the international accelerator network, and supports the development of innovative digital solutions for the hospitality sector. METRO uses this programme to unlock added value and innovation and to make this available to customers from the hospitality industry, such as restaurants, cafés and hotels. The participating start-ups in turn benefit from the large networks of the two partners METRO and Techstars.

On 7 December, the teams will present their successes to selected investors and industry experts at the Demo Day. More information about the different stages and the details of the programme are available at www.metroaccelerator.com, blog.metroaccelerator.com and on Twitter at @MetroAccel.

METRO GROUP is one of the most important international retailing companies. It generated sales of some €59 billion in financial year 2014/15. The company operates over 2,000 locations in 29 countries and employs more than 220,000 people. The performance of METRO GROUP is based on the strength of its sales brands, which act independently on the market: METRO/MAKRO Cash & Carry, the international leader in the self-service wholesale trade; Media Markt and Saturn, the European market leader in consumer electronics retailing; and Real hypermarkets. For more information, please visit www.metrogroup.de.

Techstars is a global ecosystem that empowers entrepreneurs to bring new technologies to market wherever they choose to live. With dozens of mentorship-driven accelerator programs and thousands of start-up programs worldwide, Techstars exists to support the world’s most promising entrepreneurs throughout their lifelong journey, from inspiration to IPO. Techstars provides access to tens of thousands of community leaders, founders, mentors, investors and corporate partners, allowing entrepreneurs to accelerate the pace of innovation and Do More Faster™. Techstars supports every stage of the entrepreneurial journey – from the idea to venture capital investments to M&A and IPO. For more information visit www.techstars.com

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Second round of the METRO Accelerator powered by Techstars starts in Berlin on 12 September

Berlin, 2016-Aug-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — The METRO Accelerator powered by Techstars is entering its second round. This time, more than 600 start-up teams from 65 countries have submitted an application for one of the ten coveted spots at the METRO Accelerator in Berlin, a roughly 20 per cent increase on last year’s submissions. On 12 September, the top ten start-ups will commence their work in Berlin and further develop their digital solutions for ‘Hospitality 2.0’ in a three-month programme. In December, they will present their solutions to potential investors. Throughout this period, the start-ups will be supported by mentors from the industry and by METRO, who will contribute its infrastructure, network and know-how.

“Following a highly successful start of the accelerator last year, we are now looking forward to new, fresh ideas. The innovations developed by the start-ups support our customers and the entire hospitality sector in their efforts to become more digital and to grow further,” said Olaf Koch, Chairman of the Management Board of METRO AG. “As a global retailing company, we are closely following the trends surrounding Hospitality 2.0 and speeding up the digitalisation process with our accelerator program. At the same time, we are promoting networking and making new services and solutions accessible to our customers.”

METRO Accelerator in demand around the world
Over a period of three months, founder teams from all over the world who develop digital solutions for the hotel, restaurant and catering (Horeca) sector had the opportunity to apply for the METRO Accelerator. The number of applications received rose again in 2016. More than 600 start-ups from 65 countries supplied an application – among others, from international start-up hotspots such as the United States, the United Kingdom, Israel and France. “The quality of the applications was high. Many companies already have established products in the marketplace and generate sales, and some of these companies are already profitable. This shows that the METRO Accelerator has established itself as an attractive platform and driver for Hospitality 2.0,” said Jens Lapinski, Managing Director of Techstars and responsible for the METRO Accelerator. “This year, the top ten start-ups exclusively include companies that have already successfully launched their product on the market and that METRO and Techstars can assist in effectively scaling up their business.”

Looking for an idea & execution
Not only is the business idea important in the selection of the ten participants who will be assisted in Berlin over a period of three months in Berlin by an industry mentor and will benefit from the infrastructure, network, access and know-how provided by METRO. The applicants must also be able to work as a team and as entrepreneurs to establish their ideas in the marketplace. “We are looking for innovative ideas with a strong entrepreneurial basis. The determining factor is the combination of an idea, a founder team, a network and the ability to market the product,” stressed Alexander Zumdieck, Managing Director of METRO and responsible for the METRO Accelerator.

For the choice of the best start-ups, around a dozen experts from a variety of functions at METRO formed a roughly 20-member committee together with top-level mentors and experts from the American partner company Techstars. Each expert provides a personal appraisal of the people and the business idea of the start-ups. After several selection rounds, the ten participants were selected from the final 20 applicants after a series of personal interviews.

Further information on the process and details of the programme can be found at www.metroaccelerator.com, blog.metroaccelerator.com and on Twitter at @MetroAccel.

METRO GROUP is one of the most important international retailing companies. It generated sales of some €59 billion in financial year 2014/15. The company operates over 2,000 locations in 29 countries and employs more than 220,000 people. The performance of METRO GROUP is based on the strength of its sales brands, which act independently on the market: METRO/MAKRO Cash & Carry, the international leader in the self-service wholesale trade; Media Markt and Saturn, the European market leader in consumer electronics retailing; and Real hypermarkets. For more information, visit www.metrogroup.de.

Techstars is a global ecosystem that empowers entrepreneurs to bring new technologies to the market wherever they choose to live. With dozens of mentorship-driven accelerator programs and thousands of startup programs worldwide, Techstars exists to support the world’s most promising entrepreneurs throughout their lifelong journey, from inspiration to IPO. Techstars provides access to tens of thousands of community leaders, founders, mentors, investors, and corporate partners, allowing entrepreneurs to accelerate the pace of innovation and Do More Faster™. Techstars supports every stage of the entrepreneurial journey – from early stage grassroots community development to more formal opportunities that provide education, experience, acceleration, funding,and beyond. For more information, visit www.techstars.com.

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Techstars powered METRO Accelerator opens the application process for its second programme for start-ups

  • Wanted are international start-ups that promote the digitalisation of the restaurant, hotel and catering sector
  • Ten selected teams are offered €120,000 investment and access to METRO’s and Techstars’ network of experts
  • Continuation of the world’s first accelerator for digital solutions in the food tech and hospitality industry, starting in September in Berlin
  • Applications for the METRO Accelerator programme are accepted online until 20 June 2016 via the websitewww.metroaccelerator.com

Düsseldorf, Germany, 2016-Apr-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — METRO Accelerator, powered by Techstars, is commencing the application process for its second programme for start-ups, whose digital services and companies could give a direct boost to the commercial success of restaurants, hotels and catering businesses. “The great success of the first round, with 11 international start-ups, proved to us that we should immediately up the ante and make the many opportunities of digitalisation more readily accessible to our customers in the restaurant and hotel sector. I am convinced that digital business models and services will play an even bigger role for the success of our customers in the future,” says Olaf Koch, Chairman of the Management Board ofMETRO AG. “More and more business founders are coming to us with new digital ideas. With the continuation of METRO Accelerator, we wish to provide them with a fast and efficient opportunity to test their projects with the help of our international experts in the area of wholesaling and food, and to advance these projects in the market. We offer potential access to a very large customer base and extensive contacts in the hospitality industry that start-ups barely receive elsewhere.”

From now until 20 June 2016, interested start-ups from all over the world can submit an application for the programme on the English-language website www.metroaccelerator.com. The teams must fill out a questionnaire and can upload a video, if they wish. The whole application is to be completed in English. An expert jury composed of investors and mentors will choose the 10 most promising start-ups. The programme will get under way in Berlin on 12 September. After three months’ working with more than 100 international mentors, the start-ups will present their company to investors, industry leaders and the general public on the so-called Demo Day in December 2016.

“The potential in this still underdeveloped founder segment is vast and the market for digital solutions in the hospitality industry is growing rapidly,” says Alexander Zumdieck, METRO managing director of METRO Accelerator. “We received several hundred interesting international applications for our first Accelerator round last year, far more than we anticipated. We expect a similarly strong response for the second round,” Zumdieck explains.

Once again, innovative businesses are being sought, with the ultimate aim of delivering added value for the restaurant, hotel and catering sector. They could be solutions for entire business areas – multichannel, new applications to gain customer loyalty and optimise business processes are just as conceivable as new digital products and special services. Start-ups at all maturity levels and from all over the world can apply, and neither their legal structure nor the age of the team members is relevant to the application. What is important is that a team is available and can work for the duration of the three-month programme in Berlin from mid-September. The whole programme is conducted in English.

As a renowned partner, Techstars will continue to be responsible for start-up development in the METRO Accelerator programme for the next three years. “After the successful conclusion of the first programme, we are delighted to be developing the promising start-up segment further, together with METRO,” says Jens Lapinski, Techstars managing director of METRO Accelerator. “As one of the world’s most well-known start-up ecosystems, Techstars contributes its internationally tested programme and a network of more than 3,000 mentors, investors and experienced members of the start-up community. To date, we have invested in more than 1,000 company founders. You remain a member of the Techstars network for life, not just for the duration of the programme.”

Further information on the process and details of the programme can be found at www.metroaccelerator.com and on Twitter at @MetroAccel.

METRO GROUP is one of the most important international retailing companies. It generated sales of some €59 billion in financial year 2014/15. The company operates over 2,000 locations in 29 countries and employs more than 220,000 people. The performance ofMETRO GROUP is based on the strength of its sales brands, which act independently on the market: METRO/MAKRO Cash & Carry, the international leader in the self-service wholesale trade; Media Markt and Saturn, the European market leader in consumer electronics retailing; and Real hypermarkets.

Techstars is a global ecosystem that empowers entrepreneurs to bring new technologies to market wherever they choose to live. With dozens of mentorship-driven accelerator programs and thousands of startup programs worldwide, Techstars exists to support the world’s most promising entrepreneurs throughout their lifelong journey, from inspiration to IPO. Techstars provides access to tens of thousands of community leaders, founders, mentors, investors, and corporate partners, allowing entrepreneurs to accelerate the pace of innovation and Do More Faster™. Techstars supports every stage of the entrepreneurial journey – from early stage grassroots community development to more formal opportunities that provide education, experience, acceleration, funding, and beyond.

For more information visit www.techstars.com.

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