Latest News: Technology |  Celebrity |  Movies |  Apple |  Cars |  Business |  Sports |  TV Shows |  Geek

Trending

Filed under: News | Technology News

 

Social Gadget Sites gdgt and Quirky raise Venture Capital

Apr 7 2010, 9:48am CDT | by

10 Updates
Social Gadget Sites gdgt and Quirky raise Venture Capital
 
Buy HDTV from Amazon Cyber Monday and Black Friday Now
 

Comments

Full Story

Social Gadget Sites gdgt and Quirky raise Venture Capital

Two social sites related to gadgets have raised new venture capital. The WSJ reports that gdgt founded by Gizmodo and Engadget veterans Peter Rojas and Ryan Block have raised another round of $3.165 million. Together with the seed round of $550,000 gdgt has raised now $3.715m.

gdgt relies on its users to review and rate gadgets and create content. According to Ryan Block gdgt has hundreds of thousands of registered users and nearly 17,000 products. Apparently there is a new concept along with the new money. It will be exciting to see what these guys make with $3m.

Quirky is another consumer products social site that announced today a $6 million venture capital investment round.
Quirky is enabling its users actually create gadgets in a collaborative way. These community designed products are then offered for sale. Quirky started 9 month ago and since then the user base of 20,000 has developed 12 products, which are on sale today. Currently the Quirky products are small accessories, but I assume the new cash will lead to more substantial products.

Quirky's Series A funding round was led by RRE Ventures, and included participation from Village Ventures, Contour Venture Partners, Lowercase Capital and a small group of angel investors. Prior to the closing of this round, Quirky had raised $1.6 million in seed capital from friends and family. 


 

iPad Air Giveaway. Win a free iPad Air.

You Might Also Like

Updates


Sponsored Update

Update: 10

Selangor’s Watergate about to explode

Source: Malaysia Today

LEBANON-SAMAHA-AZMI BISHARA-ISRAEL
Anwar brought Wan Azmi to meet Khalid to try to resolve this matter. Anwar supports the RM2.5 billion claim but Khalid is stubbornly sticking to the figure of RM250 million.... READ MORE ...
Source: Malaysia Today   Full article at: Malaysia Today 2 hours ago
 


Advertisement


Update: 9

GLCs told to provide RM7 billion to develop Bumiputera firms

Source: Malaysia Today

EurAsia Cup presented by DRB-HICOM - Day One
(The Malaysian Insider) – Putrajaya has directed government-linked companies (GLC) to generate RM7 billion in business opportunities for Bumiputera firms this year, Prime Minister Prime Minister Da ...
Source: Malaysia Today   Full article at: Malaysia Today 6 days ago, 2:05am CDT
 

More From the Web

Update: 8

Rafizi shows proof of Putrajaya’s hand in contentious carpet-trader loan

Source: Malaysia Today

Eileen Ng, The Malaysian Insider PKR lawmaker Rafizi Ramli today revealed documents to prove Putrajaya interfered in the RM32 million Bank Rakyat loan to ‎controversial businessman Deepak Jaikishan. Rafizi (pic)... REA ...
Source: Malaysia Today   Full article at: Malaysia Today 1 week ago, 2:16am CDT
 

Update: 7

PAS MP claims Bank Rakyat loaned carpet-trader RM215m, interest free

Source: Malaysia Today

(Malay Mail Online) – Controversial businessman Deepak Jaikishan (pic) was given a whopping RM215 million interest-free loan from state-owned Bank Rakyat, a PAS lawmaker alleged today, despite Pu ...
Source: Malaysia Today   Full article at: Malaysia Today Jul 14 2014, 5:52am CDT
 

Update: 6

MRCB, Nusa Gapurna and PKNS settle suit over RM3 billion PJ Sentral project

Source: Malaysia Today

(The Malaysian Insider) – Malaysian Resources Corp Bhd (MRCB), Nusa Gapurna Development Sdn Bhd (NGD) and PKNS Holdings Sdn Bhd have reached an out-of-court settlement over ...
Source: Malaysia Today   Full article at: Malaysia Today Jun 21 2014, 2:53am CDT
 

Update: 5

Story behind Syed Mokhtar’s ‘RM2.25 billion tax-exempt’ Bernas deal revealed, says PKR MP

Source: Malaysia Today

(The Malaysian Insider) – An innocuous written reply in Parliament has provided a peek into the cosy relationship between the Najib administration and Malaysia’s best-known businessman, Tan Sri Syed Mokhtar... ...
Source: Malaysia Today   Full article at: Malaysia Today Jun 15 2014, 12:56pm CDT
 

Update: 4

Constitutional monarchy still murky concept

Source: Malaysia Today

After the RM4.5 billion land sale, the Sultan of Johor secured a 15% stake in MOL Access Portal (MOL) for RM396 million and took a 20% stake in B ...
Source: Malaysia Today   Full article at: Malaysia Today Jun 14 2014, 12:37am CDT
 

Update: 3

Sultan of Johor’s RM4.5 bil backlash?

Source: Malaysia Today

"GOLDEN ASIA" Tokyo Premiere Press Conference
Has Sultan Ibrahim of Johor’s succession of big money deals over the last six months caused the tide of public opinion to turn against Johor’s royal palace? KiniBiz examines the... R ...
Source: Malaysia Today   Full article at: Malaysia Today Jun 11 2014, 8:49am CDT
 

Update: 2

Putrajaya denies carpet dealer given interest-free loan

Source: Malaysia Today

Eileen Ng, The Malaysian Insider Putrajaya today refuted allegations that Bank Rakyat had allowed carpet dealer Deepak Jaikishan to repay a RM32 million loan without interest following int ...
Source: Malaysia Today   Full article at: Malaysia Today Jun 11 2014, 5:44am CDT
 

Update: 1

Malaysia Spends Over $9 million on MH370 Hunt: Report

Source: NDTV

"GOLDEN ASIA" Tokyo Premiere Press Conference
Malaysia has so far spent about RM27.6 million (over $9 million) on search operations for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, an off ...
Source: NDTV   Full article at: NDTV Jun 9 2014, 3:12am CDT
 

Shopping Deals

 
 
 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/2" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi Lugmayr (Google) is the founding chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
Luigi can be contacted directly at ml@i4u.com.

 

 

Comments

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Cameron Diaz Disses Kyle upon Drew Barrymore Questions
Cameron Diaz Disses Kyle upon Drew Barrymore Questions
Cameron Diaz recently dissed the interviewer Kyle Sandilands upon some of his inappropriate questions regarding Drew Barrymore and Benji Madden.
 
 
Lady Gaga Gets her Revenge via Instagram Photo
Lady Gaga Gets her Revenge via Instagram Photo
Lada Gaga was called fat by many cruel people. But she got her revenge via an Instagram photo which portrayed her in all her curvaceous and sexy self.
 
 
Zac Efron Stayed the Night at Michelle Rodriguez’s Home
Zac Efron Stayed the Night at Michelle Rodriguez’s Home
Zac Efron was recently spotted leaving Michelle Rodriguez’s home after having stayed the night there.
 
 
Volkswagen Passat: A Brand New Concept in Cars
Volkswagen Passat: A Brand New Concept in Cars
The latest 2015 Volkswagen Passat is a brand new concept in cars alright. It shines out among the rest of the drab vehicles.
 
 
 

About the Geek Mind


Read more about The Geek Mind.