SAN FRANCISCO, July 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Furthering its vision to create an engaging, native mobile experience, Wish, the leading mobile commerce platform, announced that it has acquired Locket, an intelligent personalization platform that brings breaking news and other content to smartphone lock screens.
Founded in 2013, Locket has reached more than one million users and raised $3.2 million from investors including Tyra Banks and Turner Broadcasting. Yunha Kim, Founder and CEO of Locket, will be joining the Wish executive team as Head of Growth to lead growth initiatives and communications for Wish and its family of mobile shopping apps, including Wish, Geek, Cute, and Mama.
"Wish is creating what Amazon could have been on mobile -- a personalized shopping mall available in your pocket for anyone around the world," said Kim. "I'm delighted to be joining the Wish team."
Wish's acquisition of Locket reflects the company's continued investment and focus on content discovery for mobile users. "Our mission and Locket's missions are highly aligned," said Peter Szulczewski, CEO of Wish. "We hope to benefit from Locket's expertise in engaging users with intelligent recommendations and creating a beautiful, native mobile experience."
Founded in 2011 by Google and Yahoo alums Peter Szulczewski and Danny Zhang, Wish is the #1 mobile shopping platform in Europe and America. Today, more than 100 million users use Wish mobile apps to browse a worldwide selection of trending fashion, accessories and electronics directly at their fingertips.
Wish is a San Francisco-based company that recreates the shopping mall experience on mobile devices. With more than 100 million users worldwide, Wish is the world's leading mobile commerce platform. Wish was selected as one of the "Best Apps of 2014" by Google.
Locket is a San Francisco-based company that reimagines the smartphone lock screen. Its flagship app, Locket, delivers relevant content to smartphone lock screens and was selected as one of the "Best Apps of 2014" by Google.