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September 02, 2015 3:18 PM ET

Internet Software and Services

Company Overview of Quirky Incorporated

Company Overview

Quirky Incorporated operates an online community that enables its members to submit, tweak, and vote on various sorts of product ideas. The company enables its community members to submit ideas for the development of new products in the categories of electronics and power, health and fitness, home and garden, kitchen, travel and adventure, and other products. It also sells the products developed through ideas generated by its community inventors online. The company was founded in 2009 and is based in New York, New York. Quirky Incorporated operates as a subsidiary of Kluster, Inc.

606 West 28th Street

Floor 7

New York, NY 10001

United States

Founded in 2009

Phone:

305-710-2960

Key Executives for Quirky Incorporated

Chief Executive Officer
President
Chief Operating Officer
Head of Community
Chief Design Officer
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Quirky Incorporated Key Developments

Quirky Incorporated Announces Steps Down of Ben Kaufman as CEO

Ben Kaufman, the 28-year-old CEO and founder of Quirky and Wink, has stepped down as chief executive officer. Chief financial officer Ed Kremer will take over as chief executive.

Quirky Announces More Than 100 Layoffs in New York

Quirky is laying off more than 100 employees in New York and at least two in its Schenectady office. The layoffs are planned to happen between July 31, 2015 and August 14, 2015. The vast majority of the layoffs will take place at Quirky's Manhattan office, where 109 people are expected to lose their jobs. The notice said two employees will be laid off at the Schenectady office on State Street.

Harman International Industries, Incorporated and Quirky Partner to Develop the Next Generation of Audio Products

HARMAN International Industries, Incorporated and Quirky announced a new partnership to jointly develop the next generation of audio products. The creative people around the world are invited to go to quirky.com/harman/the-headphones-of-tomorrow to submit ideas to create the headphones of tomorrow. Quirky makes invention accessible by bringing real people’s product ideas to life with the help of a global community and in-house team of engineers and designers. The partnership between HARMAN and Quirky is the second Powered by Quirky initiative, which enables larger organizations to implement Quirky’s unique community-driven product development process. This partnership brings together HARMAN’s legacy of premium audio and Quirky’s inventive edge in categories like connected technology. HARMAN will leverage Quirky’s platform to generate new ideas for their portfolio of brands, which includes Harman Kardon, JBL, and Infinity.

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