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Berlin deals startup secures funding from Project A Written by Michelle Kuepper on 7. February 2013, the iOS app that connects businesses with customers through offers and news that we called a “cool Groupon” in September, is now backed by Berlin-based company builder Project A Ventures.

The company’s founders aren’t commenting at this stage but documents filed with Germany’s Handelsregister last December confirm the early-stage investment.

In a previous interview with us, Josha Benner, one of the four founders of, said: “We came up with as a reaction to Groupon. We wanted to be better than Groupon, because it was once so successful, but right now it’s doing really badly and lots of people are unhappy with their services. We want to be more sustainable…”

Customers using the app can follow their favourite businesses, including restaurants, cafes and shops, to receive information and deals from them. They then purchase the deals with their iPhones and redeem them with a voucher on their phone.

The app previously received funding from investor Burckhardt Ronello. Project A has provided financing for at least one other mobile app, Shirtagram, which allows you to print photos onto T-shirts. The company builder, launched by ex-Rocket Internet managers, is also rumoured to be in talks with Axel Springer about a potential €50m investment from the publishing house.

For related posts, check out

Startup of the Week – Is “a cool Groupon”?
Rumours abound – is Axel Springer investing €50m in Project A?
Project A’s Shirtagram – an Instagram-inspired first foray into the app market