Ravesy Promotes Social Shopping

Launched on Black Friday, social shopping site Ravesy is finding its niche in the virtual marketplace.

Born from founder and local entrepreneur Michael Bielinski, Ravesy takes a new approach to finding trending items for you.

Bielinski’s other company, ToggleShift, powers Ravesy and provides analytics and feedback to participating retailers to improve their social presence.

Ravesy refines the search for trending items by monitoring social interaction with a focus solely on products. Through a variety of technologies, Toggleshift determines current trends by what people are talking about on the internet and traces back to matching items from the site’s providing retailers.

From there, items will display on Ravesy for purchase. Ravesy generates income by receiving commission from its participating retailers on items purchased through the site.


Here is an example of what you might find on the Ravesy home page.

Founder Michael Bielinski has been studying trends en route of his own successes and failures through his entrepreneurship. Ravesy is his fourth company.

His initial company produced 3D posters that managed to reap $13 million in revenue, however, quickly after the fad appeared, it retired. Several of his other endeavors reaped the same results.

“Because of my history of producing viral things, I just can’t resist myself,” said Bielinski. “I just gotta do this!”

When asked how Ravesy will overcome the threat of competitors, Bielinski stated: 

“Here’s the challenge: the space that we’re getting into is crowded right now. People have warned us of that but I can’t help myself from heading in this direction just because I’ve had such success with it before. It just means that the challenge we’re facing is we’ve got to create something fresh and new.”

To find out more, visit ravesy.com.


Jenna Clark

Jenna is an avid explorer and supporter of the DFW startup community. In addition to LAUNCH DFW, she works and volunteers for startup events around the city.