Only a few months after its debut, mobile couponing app Clipless for Android has already been acquired by deal aggregator 8coupons, which had previously served as a data source within the app, along with other providers like Yelp, Groupon, Amazon Local, Foursquare, LivingSocial, and more. Clipless founder CEO Michael Barnathan, who was also acting as CTO of CoatChex (aka the Shark Tank startup which turned down Mark Cuban), is now leaving CoatChex to become 8coupons’ new “Head of Mobile.”
8coupons, for those unfamiliar, has to date delivered over 13 million deals across all verticals, including local, national, goods, and travel. It covers all local deals, including both “daily” deals and “everyday” deals like card-linked offers and zip-targeted offers from partners like Valpak and Money Mailer, among others. Today, its network of around 600,000 deals from over 500 sources are made available both on the web for consumers, as well as to developers through an API.