We’re ready for a

New era of retail.

When founders Steve Gu and Ying Zheng launched AiFi in California back in 2016, they already knew how world-changing AI could be. With PhDs in computer science and contributions to some of the most well-known Apple and Google technology, they set out on a new mission—to make AI as accessible as WiFi by bringing it to an industry that impacts people’s lives every day.

What does it mean to make retail autonomous? For customers, it can mean everything. Fast, safe, contactless trips to the grocery store. Fresh, healthy food in neighborhoods that need it the most. More convenient options in places they already go like work, the train station, the airport, and right outside their homes.

This is the vision that AiFi is bringing to life. A world where AI offers people the things they need, whenever and wherever they need them by helping stores run profitably, customers shop effortlessly, and brands leap to the forefront of retail innovation.

A brief history
Mar 2016
Steve Gu and Ying Zheng launch AiFi with the ambition to make AI as widely accessible as WiFi.
Nov 2018
Carrefour partners with AiFi to build the future of retail.
Jan 2019
AiFi reveals the NanoStore concept at the NRF Show in New York.
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Feb 2019
AiFi announces NanoStore partnership with Zabka.
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Sep 2019
Albert Heijn selects AiFi to launches an autonomous store at the Schiphol Airport.
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Jan 2020
AiFi expands into Asia with launch of an autonomous convenience store.
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Jan 2020
AiFi launches the world's first autonomous gas station with Loop.
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Jul 2020
Zabka expands partnership with AiFi to rollout 100 NanoSotres in 2021.
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Sep 2020
Qualcomm invests in AiFi to advance edge computing and 5G
Nov 2020
AiFi Debuts Largest Hybrid Unmanned Store In Shanghai
Feb 2021
AiFi and Wundermart Develop Partnership
Meet the AiFi team
Steve Gu
CEO
Ying Zheng
President
João Falcao
CTO
Dan Haarmann
CFO
Thomas Knox
Director of Product
Ken Mazzrillo
VP Client Services
Alex Sophocleous
Head of Marketing
Careers at AiFi

We’re an ambitious, supportive, and friendly team dedicated to building a bright future of retail. From deep learning to retail operations, find out how to bring your expertise to our growing team at AiFi.

Learn more and see open roles on our careers page.