Tag: chirpify

Put a little bit of Portland on stage in Seattle: Chirpify, Elemental, Urban Airship vie for GeekWire Awards

It’s no secret that I have a bit of a good natured rivalry with our friends at GeekWire. Emerald City vs Rose City, Sounders vs Timbers… you get the drift. And I can’t think of any better way to stir things up than to put a few Portland companies on stage during their GeekWire Awards ceremony, next week. Read More

You got your in-stream purchases in my… Facebook? Chirpify strikes again

Any number of companies are attacking the idea of social commerce space, looking to make money off the way people share stuff with the friends. But Portland’s Chirpify has always had a unique take on that pursuit. And today? Things got a whole heck of a lot uniquerer. Read More

Making it a happier holiday season for makers: Chirpify powers transaction-fee-free Etsy sales via Instagram and Twitter

In Portland, we love our makers. And Portland’s Chirpify is proving it by putting their money where their mouth is. Or not taking money where their mouth is. Or something. What I’m trying to say is Chirpify is helping Etsy folks sell their wares on Instagram and Twitter with no transaction fees—for life. Read More

A picture is worth a thousand words, but an Instagram photo is worth a thousand bucks

Startups often get critiqued for being one-trick ponies. They launch an impressive single-point solution but don’t have the vision to extend their offering. So when they clear that hurdle, it’s a big deal. And Portland-based Chirpify just cleared that hurdle in spectacular fashion. Read More

Chirpify lands $1.3 million in funding … and that’s not even the most interesting part of the story

Granted, I’m more than a little slow. But at least this time I have a good reason.

You’ve probably already seen the news that Portland-based startup Chirpify landed $1.3 million in funding. It’s getting great coverage, all over. But I thought I might take a few minutes to dissect it. Because it’s interesting on any number of levels. Read More

If a Twitter user could tweet a beer, how many beers would a Twitter user tweet?

Remember Tweet-a-Beer? The app—built by tenfour and Waggener Edstrom on the Chirpify platform—allows Twitter users to send a beer to a friend all through the magic of Twitter and PayPal.

And during SXSW, it took off. Now, the folks who built the app are sharing their initial results. Read More