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Exclusive Local Deals App for Students. Merchants pay us for new customers, rewarding loyalty & verified reviews. Geolocation-based redemption, no POS needed.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Mobile
  • Location Danbury, CT, US
  • Currency USD
  • Founded January 2013
  • Employees 15
  • Website

Company Summary

SMB local retail merchants need targeted incentives to attract paying customers and rewards to keep them loyal. The Colupon mobile app combines promotion of local deals and loyalty with no POS integration required. Instant cash flow for merchants by cash or credit/debit is supported by our novel geolocation-based redemption with verified reviews. Our initial target are mobile millennials: 20+ million US college students.


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    Founder and Chief Savings Officer

    Born in South Africa, his first job was when he was 11 years old working with his dad. At 13 started Auto-Consultants USA which helped people find, buy and lease cars. At 16 he went to work for BMW of Ridgefield on and off for three years. Then started a small business advertising agency called StudioReVIV. A graduate of the Salisbury School, he attended Marist College before leaving to work on Colupon.

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    VP Development and Engineering

    What was originally a fascination with web development has in turn become a fun way to make a living for our head of development. Following his graduation from High School, Greg began constructing applications, teaching himself all of the programming languages and designing video games. He attended Ithaca College studying Computer Science before leaving to join the Colupon team.

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    VP Sales and Customer Service

    Joe has many entrepreneurial experiences including selling 1,500 items on eBay over 8 years with a 100% positive rating. He founded AVE, Inc, alcohol breathalyzer vending machine attempting to prevent drunk driving. He was Co-Founder of a web design and marketing company for small local businesses. He was Co-Founder of UG Cash Club, a student discount card an informational eBook for incoming college freshmen. Joe is a graduate of SUNY New Paltz.

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    VP Marketing and Member Services

    Stuart has eyes and ears on popular culture with experience as a Marketing Consultant to HBno.2, an independent film production company as well as Co-Founder of ECH, an independent music and visual production firm. He’s financially savvy, too, having built one of the most successful financial services practices as an intern at Northwestern Mutual. Stuart is a Husky, so don’t bother him during March Madness.

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    Tracey is skilled at pinching pennies by always looking for a bargain and asking the tough question, “Do you really need this now?”, valuable skills for every startup. She is more than prepared for Colupon to grow internationally to take advantage of her over two decades of experience being responsible for budgeting, planning, forecasts for 8 Lines of Business within South African Group of Dimension Data

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    EVP Operations

    Kirk brings four decades of technology marketing, software development, entrepreneurial and management experience to startups.

    Co-Inventor and Co-Founder of Cobaltcard, a stored value payment platform for college and high school students. Acquisition begun by AmEx and acquired by First Data Corporation.

    Co-Founder and COO of iPrevail, Inc. specializing in expert witness testimony for patent litigation, acquired by FTI Consulting (FCN).


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    Regina Flaherty; Barbara Young
    Legal Counsel
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    B. Wagner
    Managing Director of Dauk/Wagner Investments, LLC; Former Co-Head Smith Barney Inc. M&A Group; Early Investor in CampusFood/Grubhub
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    L. Gillingham
    SVP Customer Service and Operations,
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    CEO, INTL FCStone Inc.
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    Ed McGill
    Former CFO, Marketing Corporation of America, Inc.

Previous Investors

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    W.J. Hancock
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    J. Salvesen
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    T. Joyce
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    E. M. Hancock