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.

 

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  • 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.

  • Quirky Founder, Ben Kaufman, Talks Invention with Jay Leno

    Quirky’s founder, Ben Kaufman, was a recent guest on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

  • Quirky Lands $79MM Series D from GE

    Quirky announced recently that it has raised $79 million and GE is playing a large role, taking a minority equity stage with a $30 million strategic investment.

  • Quirky Premieres on Sundance Channel

    Quirky will be featured on the Sundance Channel in a new reality TV series premiering on August 30.

  • Quirky Raises $16 Million for Social Product Development

    Quirky, a social network for product development, has raised $16 million in Series B funding
 led by Norwest Venture Partners with RRE Ventures participating in the round.