Hamburg-based, mobile app marketplace Stuffle has today announced a six-digit seed-investment from German internet angel investor Tim Schumacher, as the company breaks away from incubator Digital Pioneers to become an independent startup.
Much like popular Chicago-based Goshi – which launched in July last year, Stuffle acts like a mobile flea-market where a photo and description of sell-able items are made searchable to other users in and around your locale via a map. Sellers and buyers can then communicate with each other through private messages to discuss payment and collection.
The app was this year nominated as the best German iPhone app. “The next steps for Stuffle are clear: We want to bring an android version into the market soon and develop the app with additional features. We believe Tim Schumacher is the ideal seed investor to lead Stuffle to international success,” said Stuffle CEO and founder Morten Hartmann.
Stuffle is currently one of the finalists in the SevenVentures Pitch Day (7VPD) at the NOAH conference in London, where Hartmann will deliver his business idea to an expert jury. Three winners of 7VPD will then go on to promote their product with an advertising campaign worth €7 million.
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