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Winklevoss Twins Lead $750K Investment in Shopping Startup Hukkster

Sympathy for the (Kinda) Blue-Blooded Devils: Should you feel bad for the Winklevoss Twins?

The latest to hop on the shopping startup bandwagon: Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss. DealBook reports that the twins just led a $750,000 investment in New York City-based Hukkster. The service allows budget-conscious shoppers to bookmark items they want, then receive email alerts when those items go on sale.

It’s the pair’s second investment through Winklevoss Capital. Previously they bet a $1 million on SumZero, a social network for money managers founded by their ConnectU comrade Divya Narendra. Read More

The Winklevoss Twins Now Have Their Own VC Firm

Tyler Winklevoss (cnbc.com)

The hosts of CNBC’s “Squawk Box” could barely contain their glee over the fact that litigious twins Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss agreed to appear on their show this morning. “I need an autograph… for my daughter!” squee’d one of the show’s hosts. Right.

The Winklevi appeared in a segment called “The Disruptors” that highlights some of tech’s biggest heavy-hitters. Apparently the duo are now running a VC firm aptly titled Winklevoss Capital. When reached via email, Cameron Winklevoss confirmed to Betabeat that it’s the first time the two have officially announced the company. Read More