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.
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.