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Quirky Inc.
Type Private
Headquarters New York City
Founder(s) Ben Kaufman
Industry Product Development
Subsidiaries Wink
Slogan(s) We Make Invention Accessible
Website www.quirky.com
Registration Optional
Users 1,130,000
Available in English
Launched June 2009
Current status Active

Quirky is a New York City based invention company.[1] The company allows inventors to submit their ideas, while also assisting them in the development process. The company's website lets people sell their inventions in several retail stores including Home Depot, Target and Bed Bath & Beyond. Those who choose to market their products with Quirky receive a portion of the profit made. Quirky has also partnered with GE to co-develop new products.[2] Quirky was founded in 2009 by Ben Kaufman.[3]

In April 2010, Quirky received $6 million in Series A venture capital funding, led by RRE Ventures.[4] The company later received a $16 million Series B round in August 2011 led by Norwest Venture Partners, and a $68 million Series C round in September 2012 led by Andreessen Horowitz and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.[5]

In 2011, a reality television series named Quirky debuted on the Sundance Channel following events at the Quirky office.[6]


  1. ^ "Quirky". Quirky. 3 June 2014. 
  2. ^ Steve Lohr, “The Invention Mob, Brought to You by Quirky”, New York Times,14 February, 2015
  3. ^ "AdWeek". Quirky. 3 June 2014. 
  4. ^ Quirky's 23-year-old CEO finds love with the supply chain, Paul Boutin, VentureBeat, April 27, 2010
  5. ^ Donna Fenn (September 7, 2012). "Quirky Gets Backing From Andreessen Horowitz and Kleiner Perkins". New York Times. Retrieved October 17, 2012. 
  6. ^ Associated Press, "Startup Quirky brings people's ideas to life", Japan Times, 28 August 2011, p. 5.

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