Tippr Acquires Austin-Based FanForce
Seattle-based Tippr.com, the group-buying site led by entrepreneur and investor Martin Tobias, said today it has acquired Austin, TX-based deals site FanForce for an undisclosed amount. As part of the deal, the founders of FanForce—Samy Aboel-Nil, Dane Knecht, and John Whitmarsh—are joining Tippr’s management team. The move gives Tippr the ability to help Web publishers and bloggers quickly set up daily deals and offers on their own sites, using Tippr’s software platform. Last week, Tippr acquired Chitown Deals in Chicago, continuing its nationwide expansion and competition with bigger players like Groupon and LivingSocial.