Quirky, (FKA Kluster, mophie™) is a community-driven, social product development firm.  The company rapidly prototypes and develops consumer products with the help of its online community, then brings these products to market through its own ecommerce channel as well as through major retail partnerships.   

The company was founded as mophie™ in 2005 while founder Ben Kaufman attended high school on Long Island, then relocated to Burlington, VT when Ben began attending Champlain College.  mophie developed and marketed value-added digital lifestyle accessories, then sold its product line to MStation in 2007.  The company has since focused its efforts on developing Kluster, and now Quirky, the community-driven product design and decision making software platform.  This concept evolved out of mophie's efforts at MacWorld in January 2007 when the team opened up its design efforts to conference attendees: sourcing, vetting and prototyping three new product ideas for the iPod market in three days.

Quirky has gone on to raise capital from a series of high-profile venture capital firms, including: RRE, Norwest VP, Andreessen Horowitz & Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

Lee Bouyea, Managing Director of FreshTracks Capital, formerly sat on the Board of Directors for mophie™ and Kluster.


Quirky Opens Offices in Downtown Schenectady, NY

Quirky Founder, Ben Kaufman, Named one of Forbes "30 Under 30"

Quirky Lands $79 Million in Funding

GE Partners With Quirky

How Quirky Launches 3 Inventions Weekly

Quirky Founder, Ben Kaufman Talks Invention with Jay Leno

Quirky on CNBC: Disruptor 50

Quirky Raises $68M in Latest Funding

Quirky Launches Vermont Made Product - "The Crate"

Quirky in The Economist: Collaborative Manufacturing

Forbes: Quirky CEO Ben Kaufman Brings Invention to the Masses

Quirky Wins 2012 Red Dot Design Awards

Quirky's New Space is Creatively "Quirky"

Quirky Raises $16 Million for Social Product Development

Quirky Has New iPhone App for Inventors

Ben Kaufman Answers Questions About How Quirky Works

Quirky and HSN Announce New Partnership

Quirky Featured in Parade Magazine

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