Shopkick honored as most innovative technology startup

Palo Alto, Calif. — Shopkick has been named by the World Economic Forum as one of the world’s most innovative technology startups for 2013. Shopkick is one of two mobile companies selected worldwide.

Previously honored companies include Twitter, Dropbox, Wikipedia, Palantir, Bloom Energy and Google.

“These companies are more than pioneering the way we use technology; they are transforming how we as a society are growing and interacting with each other,” said Silvia von Gunten, head of technology pioneers at the World Economic Forum. “They are also providing new opportunities for people to harness the potential of technology.”

In its first full year of operation (2011), Shopkick helped drive more than $110 million in-store revenue for partner retailers and brands. From January through July 2012, shopkick had already driven $100 million in revenue for its dozen retail and more than 50 brand partners -- $35 million of that in just June and July.  Partners include Target, Macy’s, Old Navy, Crate & Barrel, Best Buy, American Eagle Outfitters, CVS/pharmacy, Simon Property Group, The Sports Authority, Toys“R”Us, west elm, The Wet Seal, Kraft Foods, Procter & Gamble, Disney, Unilever, Intel, HP and more.