Ben Kaufman

Ben Kaufman

New York City Joined May 18, 2009

Breaker, Maker, Founder (and CEO) of Quirky. Previously Founder of mophie.

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7 months ago
Ben Kaufman created a new forum topic The Sale Of GE Appliances
I shared this note with our team this morning ---------------- Good Morning Everyone, GE has formally announced the sale of their century old Appliance business to Electrolux. The transaction is expected not to close until next year. I want you to know that this in no way affects our business, plans, or relationship with GE. All of our contracts and commitments come from GE Corporate, specifically to shield us from events like this. GE will continue to be a key partner of ours, and will continue to invest in our community and their inventions. If anything, this transaction increases the importance of our role in shaping the GE brand on a go forward basis. Reach out to me if you have any questions. I have been very close to the process and can answer any concerns you may have. Thanks, Ben ------------ As always, i can be reached at ben @ quirky dot com
9 months ago
Ben Kaufman replied to a forum topic This looks just like Branch! Clever Curtain AS SEEN ON TV Just launched!!!!

I've emailed the CEO of Allstar to find out what is going on.

He's been friendly to Quirky in the past, so i'd find it weird if they were actually behind this. Nonetheless, this will be resolved one way or another.

Charlie is on the case as well!

We'll fight hard to protect you, as always.

9 months ago
Ben Kaufman replied to a forum topic This looks just like Branch! Clever Curtain AS SEEN ON TV Just launched!!!!

guys thanks for the heads up we are all over this

11 months ago
Ben Kaufman replied to a forum topic Ben, How Does the Community Know it is Valued?

Clinton, i promise you all of the above is the case... but will become even more so (and fully transparent) by the end of this year.

If not, you have full right to poop on me incessantly.

11 months ago
Ben Kaufman replied to a forum topic Ben want some great publicity? I challenge you to a boxing match.

sure, post your address. Just can't promise what will show up.

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about 3 hours ago
Hi Ben please check my new idea, its online! Thanks
7 days ago
Hey Ben, how come you not following me? LOL
Paul Ferrara
8 days ago
Hi Ben! Check out my lastest Quirky submissions. I would appreciate your feedback.
Billy Facemire
10 days ago
Hi Ben ,Love the website and all that you have done for new inventors out there. It gives them an opportunity that they may have never had without this site. Love it! keep up the Great work and best of luck to Quirky and all that make it possible,Thanks!
11 days ago
Please take a look at my idea and vote...
S Gene
12 days ago
Please check out and vote for BACK UP, a device that has the potential to save many lives! Thanks!
Sylvia C
14 days ago
Thank you for this website. I look forward to working with you on my invention.
19 days ago
I wanted to let you know that yesterday, my wife came home with a toy remote control car that actually had hands free remote control (my exact idea). The toy was made in China. I can't tell you how devastated I am especially when I saw it. It was exactly my idea except it was developed for cheep kid's remote control cars and not for professional large RC cars as I had originally thought it would work for my idea. I honestly don't know what to think. Does that mean my idea has been implemented and my opportunity has been lost. i thought Quirky would jump on this idea because that what you do when you see a good opportunity, and if you did not see that at the time then its too bad. I really need your feedback as to where does this put my idea. I put my faith in Quirky and uploaded my idea based on it being implemented fast so that no one would come up with it and I can live in the glory that I was the first person to come up with it. Now, I'm just in shock. Please let me know where does this put my idea....Are you still going to work on it? Is it considered an invention that will be produced by you? am waiting patiently for you to let me know what's going on. thanks
Jason Cruise
Jason Cruise
27 days ago
you guys inspire me, thanks...
30 days ago
Your integrity makes me proud to be a member of the QC. Thank you for all that you do! When the going gets tough; I usually get drunk :)
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