|Headquarters||New York City|
|Key people||Ben Kaufman (Founder & CEO)
Aaron Dignan (President)
|Slogan(s)||We Make Invention Accessible|
Quirky is an invention platform that connects inventors with companies that specialize in that product category.
Quirky was founded in 2009 by Ben Kaufman.
In April 2010, Quirky received $6 million in Series A venture capital funding, led by RRE Ventures. 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. Then, in November 2013, Quirky has raised $79 million in Series D funding from GE as well as its venture investors Andreessen Horowitz, Norwest Venture Partners, RRE and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Part of the deal extends a partnership that Quirky and GE struck earlier this year, with GE now putting $30 million into the funding round and committing to build 30 connected-home gadgets together in the next five years.
- "About". Quirky. 3 June 2014.
- "AdWeek". Quirky. 3 June 2014.
- Quirky's 23-year-old CEO finds love with the supply chain, Paul Boutin, VentureBeat, April 27, 2010
- Fenn, Donna (September 7, 2012). "Quirky Gets Backing From Andreessen Horowitz and Kleiner Perkins". New York Times. Retrieved October 17, 2012.
- Gannes, Liz (November 13, 2013). "Quirky Raises $79M, Including $30M From GE to Make Connected-Home Gadgets". All Things Digital.
- Stinson, Liz (November 19, 2013). "Quirky and GE Partner to Conquer the Internet of Things". Wired.
- Associated Press, "Startup Quirky brings people's ideas to life", Japan Times, 28 August 2011, p. 5.
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