Quirky CEO Steps Down

Quirky CEO Steps Down

Tara Bellucci
Aug 8, 2015
(Image credit: Wink)

Amidst the startup's struggle to raise funds, Quirky CEO & founder Ben Kaufman stepped down last week. There have been reports of layoffs and a shifting focus toward Wink, the company's smart home product.

After an unsuccessful funding round, the company had looked to sell Wink, or Quirky, or both, and talks fell through after a Wink recall.

A Quirky ad once called Kaufman the World's Least Important CEO, in reference to Quirky's innovation platform where anyone can be an inventor.

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