Thursday, 24 March 2011
Video: ShopSquad?s CEO Explains Their Personal Shopper Network
Yesterday we wrote about ShopSquad, a new startup that looks to use the web to connect shoppers with expert shopping assistants. The company just closed $1.25 million in seed funding, with participants in the round including Josh Silverman (former CEO of Skype and Shopping.com), David Sacks (former COO of PayPal, CEO of Yammer), Jeff Fluhr (founder and former CEO of StubHub), Selina Tobaccowala (founder of Evite.com) and Charles Carmel (VP Corporate Development at Cisco). In light of the news, we invited ShopSquad CEO Charles Katz to stop by our TechCrunch TV studio so that we could ask him a few questions about the new service. Check out the video interview above, in which I ask Katz to outline how ShopSquad works, and how the site plans to make sure that its advisers really know their stuff. I also briefly discuss my summer working at Office Depot. Tune in!