About Us

We want to…

  • connect people with what they love by bringing the power of automated tools and true personalization to real-world experiences.
  • simplify experiences by eliminating that weird gap between our digital and physical lives.
  • elevate brick-and-mortar by giving the best of technology to real-world shopping and entertainment venues.

We do this by…

  • putting “digital only” tools like machine learning and automation to work in the real, physical world in ways that are easy to implement, simple to use, and magical to experience. We take the power of online personalization, match it with the most appropriate hardware, and layer it seamlessly onto physical environments. The result? Interactive touch points at literally every step of a customer’s journey through your retail or entertainment venue. Each customer gets unique, personalized offers and messages in real-time, at the best moment and in the perfect location. Conversions increase as customers finally get to experience a true merging of the digital and physical in brick-and-mortar environments.

Company Bio

The first truly automated, truly intelligent, responsive mobile tool for brick-and-mortar retailers, migo IQ is bringing real-time personalization to the real world. Founded in 2015 by Jonathan Kotthoff in partnership with Gery Kotthoff, Carol Leese and Jim Scott, the migo platform enables brick-and-mortar retailers and venues to increase revenue and offer customers the personalized in-store shopping experience they want, with no additional staffing needed.

The introduction of migo IQ’s consumer-centric beacon technology marks a revolutionary advancement for physical businesses that are simply unable to interact face-to-face with each and every customer that walks through their door. The San Juan, Puerto Rico based start-up recently purchased 65,000 beacons, making them the largest beacon purchaser in the Western Hemisphere.

The migo platform is the first of its kind, powered by machine learning, which overcomes operational and staffing challenges so that brick-and-mortar businesses can provide the same type of dynamic, personalized shopping experience customers typically get online.

Founder Bio

JK in Hong Kong

As a veteran in human-computer interaction and user experience, Jonathan Kotthoff earned one of the first degrees in user interface in the United States. His work in applying machine learning to complex problems for Fortune 500 companies has earned him a reputation as one of the foremost experts in the Internet of Things.

With a product development background and a passion for invention and new media, in 2015 Kotthoff founded migo IQ, the first truly automated, truly intelligent, responsive mobile tool for brick-and-mortar retailers.