Amen secures new funding and launches new features


Amen, the mysterious app we introduced you to back in July 2011, has just announced a new funding round (worth: $1m) with Sunstone Capital and Path’s Dave Morin. The previous investors of Amen were Ashton Kutcher, Guy Oseary (Madonna’s Manager) Index Ventures and the founders of Soundcloud.

Amen is basically a pretty simple app that lets users express which things, people or places they consider to be the best or worst ever (for e.g. “Tennis is the best sport ever” or “Ice-T is the worst rapper ever”). The vision of the Berlin based startup is to build up a valuable reputational database whith an addictive and entertaining app.

Bundled with the funding news, Amen also announced a new version – Amen 1.5 – which will be available in the iTunes Store by tomorrow (Wednesday). The updated version allows users to add photos and comments on posts. Another new feature will be the auto-suggestion of Facebook friends and music songs (via the iTunes database). Songs that get mentioned within an Amen-post become available as a 30-second preview and can than be purchased via iTunes.

What remains unclear, at least to me, is how the Amen team plans to monetize its free app in the short-, mid- or longterm. Since I still don’t now anybody (personally) who uses Amen on a regular basis, I’ curious to find out if someone of our readers uses this app. So: Do you use it? Please let me know in the comment section. 😉 And for those who didn’t get yet what Amen is all about: Check out the video below:


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