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TinySpark Comes Out of Stealth to Increase Monetization and Lower Acquisition Costs for Mobile Apps

With Backing From Peter Relan’s Studio 9+ Accelerator, TinySpark to Offer Digital Sweepstakes Platform for Commerce, Travel, LifeStyle and Gaming Apps

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) December 13, 2013

TinySpark, the first platform that enables real-money sweepstakes to mobile apps in all 50 States, legally, today announced that it has joined Peter Relan’s Studio 9+ Accelerator, a nine-month program giving entrepreneurs a timeframe and mentorship to build meaningful companies. The company is also coming out of stealth and inviting app developers to sign up for its private beta program by visiting

"Large consumer brands like McDonalds have recently begun leveraging sweepstakes mechanics on platforms like WeChat to incentivize key user behaviors," said Ryan DeSanto, CEO of TinySpark. “TinySpark makes the efficiency of that model accessible to mobile app publishers of any size, leveling the playing field and increase monetization opportunities.”

TinySpark provides publishers with a more effective method to the increase time and money spent in their apps. Major brands like Pepsi or McDonalds spend close to $50B annually on promotional marketing like sweepstakes, to drive sales and customer acquisition. TinySpark helps level the playing field for small to mid-sized mobile publishers by removing the legal complexity, operational burden, and financial risk associated with adding sweepstakes to mobile apps. Mobile publishers use TinySpark to improve monetization and viral user acquisition by offering incentives for in-app actions with chances to win real cash prizes.

“With today’s crowded App Store marketplaces, customer acquisition, retention and lifetime value are easily the biggest challenges that mobile app developers face today,” said Peter Relan, founder and chief mentor of 9+. “We are thrilled to have Ryan and Austin as a part of our first class of entrepreneurs; they have built an first-class product that addresses a very real and expensive problem facing mobile publishers.”

TinySpark is currently accepting companies into it’s private beta program, which has already been successfully rolled out to over a dozen of mobile app developers. For more information about TinySpark and to join the company’s beta program, please visit:

About TinySpark
TinySpark is the first platform that enables real-money sweepstakes to mobile apps in all 50 States, legally. The company was founded in 2013 by Ryan DeSanto and Austin Heap and is backed Peter Relan’s Studio 9+ Incubator.

About Studio 9+
9+ is an accelerator founded by serial entrepreneur and company builder Peter Relan and his team of Mentors and Company Builders, including Jerry Held, Michelle Sangster, Eros Resmini, Jim Mills, and Les Wright. 9+ gives nine months of deep mentorship across all facets of business to help entrepreneurs become founder-ceos with viable companies which have a stronger foundation and higher chance of success.

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