NEW YORK, April 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Flogg announces the launch of its social selling mobile app, founded by Ben Pasternak, who is the youngest CEO ever funded by some of Silicon Valley's top venture capitalists. Flogg is a social community and virtual marketplace for today's mobile generation to connect through the items they own. Flogg leverages Facebook to enable people to discover, buy, and sell cool, relevant things with their friends and network. More than just a marketplace, Flogg is the place for people to express themselves through the things they have or want to have.
The Australian-born Pasternak has been making headlines since he was 12 and is the creator of two previous apps, games which both trended number one worldwide in the App Store. One, Impossible Rush, has been downloaded more than 1.3 million times.
"Flogg is by far the easiest and most comfortable way to buy and sell used items, because you're doing it with people you know or who your friends know; people you can trust," says Pasternak, Flogg's founder and CEO.
Flogg was funded by some of the most successful investors in Silicon Valley, including John Maloney, Jonathan Teo and Justin Caldbeck of Binary Capital, Josh Elman of Greylock Partners and Paul Bricault of Greycroft. These venture capitalists are behind numerous mobile application leaders such as Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, Tumblr, and Grubhub.
"The last time I invested in a 15-year old, it worked out pretty well," said John Maloney, the former president of Tumblr who began working with Tumblr founder David Karp when he was a teenager. "Ben is smart and talented and in spite of his age he brings very unique product and market experience."
How Flogg Works:
With just four fast and easy steps to upload merchandise, Flogg allows users to simply sell, buy and barter items with friends and their community. Flogg's algorithm makes it easy to find the items you want from the people you know by using friends, connections, age and location. All user profiles include their full name, photo and common Facebook connections. Users can chat privately on the app in real-time and agree to meet in person to complete the transaction.
Pasternak's genesis for launching Flogg came from the frustration his friends expressed at a lack of a way to easily buy and sell cool, used items from trusted sources, rather than from strangers.
The thing that is so great about Flogg - is that it's logical. Of course we should be buying and selling with people we know. They're the ones who we trust, and are most likely to have or want the things we actually think are cool. Buying and selling should be safe, simple, and fun," added Pasternak.
Flogg is available for free for iOS in the App Store. For more information, please visit Flogg.com.