Casey Carl


North Coast Ventures




Target Corp. first turned to the 30-something Casey Carl in 2011 in the wake of its disastrous website debut, counting on him to be its “chief agitator” on tech innovation. The best known of those ideas came in 2015 when he revealed plans for a robotic “Store of the Future.” Target, however, switched emphases and never built the prototype. Carl left two years later and has since founded North Coast Ventures, a retail consulting and early-stage venture capital firm specializing in “the future of retail, brands, experience design, leadership, and organizational transformation.”