Launched just last year, Hukkster is a platform that lets you tag items online, and then alerts you when those items go on sale or get attached to a coupon code.
Hukkster makes money on a commission basis from retailers each time a transaction is facilitated by the platform and has received a total of $5.5 million in funding.
The company, founded by two ladies named Erica Bell and Katie Finnegan, was recently recognized as one of Time Inc.’s 10 NYC Startups to Watch, but the company has no intention of resting on its laurels.
Hukkster got into mobile back in March, and found that users wanted to tag products on mobile almost as much as they do on the web. That said, the company is currently developing the second version of the app with more functionality that will be released in September.
Obviously, a fashion-focused startup belongs here in N.Y., which is why Hukkster chose to launch here. But it’s not just the fashion-friendly environment. Co-founder Katie Finnegan explained that the NYC Startup community is actually quite compassionate, and if you’re brave enough to ask for help from the community, you’ll probably get what you asked for.