I'm a big fan of Fab.com--the design flash sale site funded in part by Ashton Kutcher and curated with an eye to the creative-class of Generation Y. I can't tell you how many invites I've sent out to friends (it is an invite-only site).
The site which began life as a "gay social network mashed with a gay Groupon." has made a huge pivot and taken on the world of flash sales of "daily design for everyone."
And now, Fab.com has launched a suite of mobile apps for iPhone, iPad and Android.
You see, mobile devices are an important component to flash sites--items can sell out before you get home to your PC, and to this latest generation of consumers. The new apps will notify users when a new sale kicks off and when an item in their shopping cart is expiring.
VentureBeat reports that the company was profitable a few weeks after its launch.
After less than 6 months of being in business, the company has over 750,000 members, has processed more than 100,000 orders, and 200,000 items shipped.
“We never in our wildest dreams expected to grow this fast,” wrote CEO Jason Goldberg in a recent blog post. “This is fun.”