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Buzzy Shopping Startup Hukkster Kicks the Bucket

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Hukkster, an app that allows shoppers to save items from any shopping site and be alerted when they go on sale, is no more. Yesterday, Racked received a note from an anonymous tipster saying that Hukkster co-founder Katie Finnegan had laid off most of the staff pictured here. Hukkster agreed to, and then abruptly cancelled, a call concerning the tip, saying they were "not at liberty to comment at this time" but that they would have more to share next week.

Today, Hukkster has shuttered.
UPDATE: Hukkster founders Erica Bell and Katie Finnegan have issued this statement to Racked. "We really appreciate your support during this difficult time. We are disappointed as well but so proud of our team and what we've built over the last two years. We are so thankful to our loyal Hukksters for allowing us to make our vision into a reality."

Now the site reads:

27 Months
822 Days
1,010,889 Hours Worked (Seriously)
315 Retail Partners
300,000 Happy Shoppers
887,207 Sale Alert Emails Sent
$39,037,108.00 Total Dollars Saved
Thank you for the opportunity to innovate, learn and grow!
Challenge yourself to change the status quo.
Now it's time for a nap.
Love,
The Hukkster Family
The two-year-old app boasted investments from the Winklevoss twins, who lead a $750,000 initial round of funding; last year it pulled in $2 million in funding from Winklevoss Capital and a group of new investors. We've reached out to Hukkster for additional comment.
· Hukkster [Official Site]
· What the Hukkster Team Wears to Work [Racked]
· Millionaire Winklevoss Twins Invest in Sale Shopping Site [Racked]