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Wantworthy, Co-Founded By CEO Lauren McDevitt, Raises $1M Seed Funding

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NYC-based Wantworthy graduates from TechStars, raises seed funding to accelerate product development.

By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)

Wantworthy announced raising $1M in seed funding, led by RRE Ventures, Google Ventures, Quotidian Ventures, and several NYC-area angels also participated.

2011 NYC TechStars graduate Wantworthy aims to help you keep track of everything you want to buy, and is working on a feature to alert you when prices drop. Similar sites for social shopping/bookmarking include Pinterest and Wanelo.

Co-Founder and CEO Lauren McDevitt is a passionate product person who loves building new things to solve real problems. Check out a Wantworthy list here.

Congrats to Lauren and her team at Wantworthy for raising seed funding – accelerated product development is always a good thing. We look forward to seeing how the startup differentiates itself in the shopping space in the months and years to come.

Angie Chang co-founded Women 2.0 in 2006. She currently serves as Editor-In-Chief of Women 2.0 and is working to mainstream women in high-growth, high-tech entrepreneurship. Previously, Angie held roles in product management and web UI design. In 2008, Angie launched Bay Area Girl Geek Dinners, asking that guys come as the “+1″ for once. Angie holds a B.A. in English and Social Welfare from UC Berkeley. Follow her on Twitter at @thisgirlangie.