Quirky rapidly develops and prototypes consumer products with the help of its online community, then brings these products to market through its own e-commerce channel as well as through major retail partnerships. In 2014, the company spun off a wholly owned subsidiary named Wink which is focused on developing product for the connected home.
Quirky has raised capital from a series of high-profile venture capital firms, including: RRE, Norwest VP, Andreessen Horowitz & Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, as well as formed a key strategic relationship with General Electric.
Quirky & GE Launch 7 Gadgets to Make Your Home Smarter
Quirky, the company that helps turn crazy inventions into things you can actually buy, hasannounced seven new gizmos to help raise the IQ of your home.
Quirky & GE Unveil their Vision for the Connected Home
“Last year, we announced to the world that together with our partners at GE, we would enter the connected home market,” said Ben Kaufman, founder and CEO of Quirky, in a statement. “In just 18 months, we have introduced an entire ecosystem of products, a powerful app that interacts with hundreds of connected devices from leading brands, and today, a comprehensive campaign to educate the world on what it means to live in the connected home.”
Quirky CEO Ben Kaufman on CNBC
CNBC kicked off its “Disruptor 50” series with a piece on Quirky. The series reveals CNBC’s exclusive list of 50 companies that are disrupting status quo, beginning with those in the retail manufacturing sector.