Over 6 million people love shopkick, making it the most-used shopping app and
fourth in overall reach (alongside eBay and Amazon) according to Nielsen. We’ve
partnered with retailers like Macy’s, Old Navy, Best Buy, JCPenney, Crate &
Barrel, Sports Authority and Target; with Visa and MasterCard; and with top
brands like P&G, Kraft, L’Oreal, and more, to make your shopping experience
Since we started shopkick in 2009, we’ve grown from 5 people in a basement to
a great community of engineers, copywriters, product managers, content curators
and partnerships managers. We couldn’t be more excited to be driving the future
of the in-store mobile shopping experience.
what people are saying about us.
World Economic Forum IdeasLab: The Future of Online is Offline
America's Most Promising Companies
World Economic Forum, Technology Pioneer 2013
Fast Company, Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Mobile 2012
Best Apps for Surviving Black Friday
Silicon Valley Business Journal, Cyriac awarded 40 under 40
Fashion's Power 25
Announcing the 2012 AlwaysOn Global 250 Top Private Companies
Apparel Magazine, The Apparel Top 50: Rankings by Social Media Popularity 2011
Advertising Age, Ten Most Important Mobile Moments of the Year (2011)
Fast Company, Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Retail
Mashable, Top 10 App to Watch in 2011
Top 10 Apps of '10
the leadership team.
Cyriac Roeding, Co-founder and CEO. Cyriac caught his “mobile virus” by living in Tokyo in 1994, and by traveling the world observing mobile behavior, all the way to monks in Bhutan in the Himalayan Mountains. He created his first mobile startup in Europe in 1999 in five countries, then founded CBS’s mobile division in 2005 in Los Angeles, and led the team to Emmy nominations and profitability. In 2008, he joined Kleiner Perkins’s iFund in Silicon Valley as an EIR, where the idea for shopkick was born. Cyriac started his entrepreneurial endeavors as a paper boy turned software developer (he sold his first computer program to a newspaper publisher at 15), and as a radio host in Germany and Lithuania.
Alexis Rask, CRO. Alexis leads the expansion of shopkick's strategic retail and brand partnerships. She and her team look to expand relationships with major consumer product manufacturers and retail organizations to drive mutual business value. Before joining shopkick, Alexis was SVP of Sales Development at Federated Media and a founding member of LinkedIn's Marketing Solutions team and New York operations. Alexis also worked at Google where she specialized in selling Search Marketing campaigns. When Alexis isn't meeting with the world's leading brands, you'll find her shopping for them. She loves cooking and fashion and is always on the hunt for something new to wear, or planning a dinner party for close friends. She's a native New Yorker bringing a touch of the East Coast to shopkick and the Valley.
Dominique Ng, VP Product. Dominique leads core product development at shopkick. With a lifelong interest in what drives human behavior, she got her start performing neuroscience experiments on rats but soon found people-product interactions more interesting, and less cheesy. Before joining shopkick, she honed her experience in design thinking at IDEO. Prior to that she held roles in product management and product strategy at BillShrink (acquired by MasterCard), Intuit and Monitor Group. When not figuring out what makes shoppers tick, "Dom" likes to sketch on her iPad and take part in her own retail experiments, to trick out her treasured cottage.
Manu Sharma, VP Growth and Data Science. Manu is responsible for leading user growth and data science at shopkick. Prior to shopkick, he was the director of data science at LinkedIn, where his team was responsible for creating data insights, metrics and data products. Manu co-authored six patents (ask him how to automatically recommend and rank your investments if your stock portfolio needs help), and holds a PhD in chemical physics from Princeton University. When he is not analyzing how many angels shop on the head of a pin, the self-confessed Apple fanboy Dr. Sharma enjoys some stylish shopping at the kilometer-long Ambience Mall in Gurgaon, India.
Margot Langsdorf, Head of Retail Partnerships. Margot oversees shopkick’s Retailer Alliance, a unique network of over a dozen large retail partnerships with the goal of driving revenue growth and shopper engagement for our retail partners. Before her current role, Margot managed and launched some of shopkick’s largest partnerships, including Target, Macy’s and American Eagle. Prior to shopkick, Margot learned that a big company doesn't mean little risk, when she worked at Lehman Brothers creating strategic, cross-divisional relationships for its largest clients. Away from the office, you can find Margot toiling over the stove, fine-tuning her award-winning secret chili recipes. She has a black belt in shopping, and anyone getting between her and a Target designer collection launch best beware.
the investors & board members.
Matt Murphy, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Matt Murphy joined shopkick's Board in 2009 as part of Series A. Matt is a partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. He joined the firm in 1999 and leads the iFund, a collaborative initiative with Apple that focuses on funding and building defining applications on the iOS platform and the mobile internet. Matt’s expertise is in mobile and cloud infrastructure technology. He was also the lead KP partner when Cyriac incubated shopkick as an EIR in Kleiner Perkins's offices in 2008 and 2009. Matt was a Board observer at Google from KP's initial investment to IPO.
Reid Hoffman, Greylock Partners. Reid Hoffman joined shopkick's Board in 2009 as a private angel investor in Series A, and then led Series B for Greylock in 2010. Reid is a partner at Greylock, and Co-Founder and Executive Chairman at LinkedIn. His areas of focus include consumer Internet, enterprise 2.0, mobile, social gaming, online marketplaces, payments, and social networks. Reid works on products that can reach hundreds of millions of participants and businesses based on network effects. Reid is also an investor in Facebook, Zynga, Groupon, Airbnb and many other companies.
Cyriac Roeding, Co-founder and CEO, shopkick. Cyriac joined the Board as the representative of the founders when shopkick began. His intense passion for mobile and building companies, and his career journey from Japan through Europe to the U.S. West Coast are described above already.