Dozens of startups are helping build OKC's national reputation

Published: Sunday, April 10, 2016 By: Jim Stafford Source: NewsOK

A fast-growing Oklahoma City startup named WeGoLook has established itself as a pioneering crowd-sourcing business trailblazer, creating a market where there literally wasn't one before.

WeGoLook is one of dozens of new ventures that have helped build Oklahoma City's reputation on the national scene as an emerging center for startups.

In the past two years, Oklahoma City has been ranked the nation's No. 1 city by CNN/Money for a Business-Friendly Environment, the No. 1 Best City to Start a Business by Kiplinger magazine and No. 1 among Cities Worth Moving to if You Want to Launch a Business by Entrepreneur magazine.

WeGoLook got its start back in 2009 when Robin Smith and her co-founders, Mat Smith and Mark Caywood puzzled over the problem of how to verify an item before buying it online. There was no way to ensure that a distant piece of property, vehicle or electronic bought on an online auction was actually as it was listed.

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