Andre Hordagoda

Andre Hordagoda

Andre Hordagoda is the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Go Instore, a solution technology connecting digital customers with in-store product experts using an AI-augmented reality, live video platform.  Over two decades, he has gained years of experience within e-commerce and has had a major focus on helping retailers improve conversion rates, AOVs as well as optimizing customer experience using a myriad of technologies ranging from digital personalization, AI, CRM, web analytics and now live, immersive video. 

Before launching Go Instore, Andre worked with large organizations, including Experian and Smart Focus (formerly Emailvision), as well as undertaking leading positions, growing early-stage businesses such as Peerius and SundaySky.

The Future of Retail: Trends for 2022 and Beyond

Since the rise of, e-commerce shops have been steadily taking market share from brick-and-mortar retailers. This trend exploded during the pandemic: In 2020 alone, e-commerce grew more than 3X in the U.S. and nearly 5X in the United Kingdom. But in 2022, e-commerce and in-store retail are converging, not competing. The reason? The emergence…

How Technology Can Help Retail’s Labor Shortage

There were a host of difficulties plaguing retailers this past holiday season, including inventory shortages, production issues and shipping constraints, to name a few. The most notable shortage, however, was on the labor front. As of July 2021, the number of retail job openings peaked at 1.2 million, compared to 876,000 during the same period…