Official Gadget Flow Logo
|Industry||Online Retail, Internet Marketing|
|Founded||August 15, 2012|
|Founders||Evan Varsamis, Cassie Ousta, Mike Chliounakis|
|Headquarters||Uniondale, New York, U.S.|
|Services||Online shopping, Internet marketing|
Gadget Flow (also known as The Gadget Flow) is a New York-based curated e-commerce marketplace launched in 2012 in Greece by Evan Varsamis, Cassie Ousta, and Mike Chliounakis. At 22 million visits per month it is among the largest product-search engines with an emphasis on researching products from Amazon, Etsy, Kickstarter, IndieGogo and other crowdfunding platforms.
The Gadget Flow was founded in an apartment in Athens, Greece by college students Evan Varsamis, Cassie Ousta and Mike Chliounakis as a design inspiration blog. Its first revenues came from banner advertising around published content on new products from Greek designers and artists on Amazon.com and Etsy. The team added a “buy now” button after each product review that took the visitor to the artisan's website.
In early 2013 the site's founders added digital advertising and social media services, but after seeing The Gadget Flow website traffic triple after a relaunch, they refocused on the core business. The company drew attention from its exhibitions at tech events and conferences, including Web Summit Dublin held in November 2014 and The Next Web Conference NYC held in November 2015.
The company launched The Gadget Flow Shop in August 2016. In October 2016 The Next Web named The Gadget Flow one of the most promising tech startups of 2016. As of 2017, Huffington Post reported that the site had featured over 6,000 products, with Gadget Flow topping its list of smart shopping apps. In 2017 Entrepreneur magazine listed the site as a "secret weapon" to crowdfunding success.
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