The Gadget Flow knows what you want – The Next Web

In the lead-up to SCALE – our early-stage startup growth program, we’re profiling startups we believe show exceptional promise. Catch up with 60 of the world’s hottest startups at TNW NYC in New York on November 16th.

Today, we bring you The Gadget Flow, a powerful online product discovery platform helping you discover, save, and buy awesome products.

We asked Evan Varsamis, the company’s Founder and CEO, some questions on their growth, and can’t wait to find out more at SCALE!

Tell us a bit about your company

Launched in mid-2012, The Gadget Flow is one of the biggest product discovery platforms on the web, reaching over 15 million people every month. Our aim is to make the entire process of online product exploration easy and hassle free. To date, we have featured over 10,000 products under 140+ categories.

Launched in the middle of the economic crisis and without starting capital, we managed to grow our company and generate more than 250,000,000 visits, hire 22 people, get over 5,000 customers, and promote products for the likes of not only Creative Labs, Polaroid, and Sony, but also thousands of crowdfunding campaigns from Kickstarter and Indiegogo.

What’s your origin story?

Cassie Ousta, Mike Chliounakis and I met in college in 2009 in Athens, Greece, where Mike was studying marketing while Cassie and I majored in shipping and finance. Together, we started a media agency in 2012 and one of our college projects was Gadget Flow. As soon as we realized its potential, we closed the media agency and focused on Gadget Flow full-time. A couple of days later – on August 15th, 2012 – Gadget Flow was born.