Freak’n Genius Moves Their ‘Make Fun of Everything’ Startup to Vegas

July 30, 2014

6:00 pm

As reported by GeekWire, Las Vegas has drawn yet another company to their city. Freak’n Genius will be moving from Seattle to the desert after securing a $350,000 investment from the VegasTechFund and Freak’n Genius CEO Kyle Kesterson will be also be rebuilding his team upon moving.

Kesterson has been operational since November, 2011 but only has two employees so far. Interestingly enough those two employees have helped the “make fun of everything” startup haul in a collective $1.25 million in funding.

“Having seen the Downtown Project start as paper prototypes and blueprints on Tony Hsieh’s walls two years ago, to an up-and-coming thriving community that I’ve made great friends in, it’s a unique and wild opportunity to explore,” says Kesterson in the original GeekWire article.

The flagship Freak’n Genius app, YAKiT, has attracted major attention from the Seattle community as well as large media company clients. They were an inaugural member of the 2012 Kinect Accelerator Program and turned heads at last year’s 2014 International CES.

Las Vegas is happy to have Freak’n Genius join the repertoire of stellar companies, and we’re all excited to see what they’ll make fun of next.

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Will is a Senior Writer with Tech.Co, based out of America’s Finest City: San Diego. He covers all territory West of the Mississippi river, digging deep for awesome local entrepreneurs, companies, and ideas. He’s the resident Android junkie and will be happy to tell you why you should switch to the OS. When he’s off the clock, Will focuses his literary talent on the art of creative writing…or you might find him surfing in Ocean Beach.

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