After CEO departs for Yahoo, Lockerz raises more cash

Seattle startup Lockerz lost its founder and CEO — retail and PR vet Kathy Savitt —  to an executive role at Yahoo in August. But that’s not slowing the company’s enormous appetite for capital. The social shopping service — in which teenagers and twenty-somethings earn points for sharing content or watching videos — has pulled in an additional $7.5… Read More

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Lockerz makes another buy, unlocks deal with Wishpot

Sometimes you run into stories in the strangest places. On an elevator ride in Pioneer Square this morning, I bumped into Wishpot founder Max Ciccotosto who let me in on a little piece of news. Ciccotosto’s six-year-old social commerce startup, which developed a service to make it easy to share gift lists with friends, has been acquired… Read More

Kathy Savitt goes to Yahoo, Lockerz names new CEO

Marissa Mayer continues to put her mark on Yahoo, announcing today that Seattle public relations veteran and entrepreneur Kathy Savitt has joined the company as chief marketing officer. Savitt previously served as CEO of Lockerz, a heavily-funded social commerce startup backed by the likes of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and others. “We are very… Read More

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Newsmakers 2011: Lockerz CEO Kathy Savitt

Some of the biggest names in venture capital are putting their faith in Lockerz, a Seattle upstart that came on the scene in a big way in 2011. The company, which is building a social networking service where teenagers and twenty somethings earn points for sharing content or watching videos, landed a massive $36 million… Read More