From Startup to Global Player
It all started in 2008 during the worldwide financial crisis. At that time we began to deal intensively with the economic situation at hand and the possibilities of shopping sensibly while saving money.
Webgears was founded in early 2010 in Götzis, Austria. One of our first projects was the bargain blog Preisjäger (Price Hunter).
Launch of Gutscheinsammler.de, which focussed on voucher codes to provide a service to be used by a wide range of users. Gutscheinsammler.de was able to become a leading voucher code service within a short amount of time.
Opening of our branch office in Berlin.
In April 2013, we launched Voucherbox.co.uk in the United Kingdom. Within a short time, Voucherbox.co.uk was able to establish itself in the highly competitive British market, becoming one of the top 3 couponing providers and gaining an enormous growth in just one year.
In October 2014 we expanded into the US and launched Couponbox.com.
At the end of 2014, we established a partnership with HUKD.co.uk, the number one destination for bargain deals in the UK.
In late 2015 we built a partnership with ComputerBild and entered two new Markets – France (Mapromobox.fr) and the Netherlands (Kortingbox.nl).
In early 2016 we completely redesigned the appearance of all our sites. With a focus on usability and great user experience we also added new features, such as the Vouchergenie.
In April 2016 we continued our successful expansion and launched new couponing portals in Australia (Couponbox.com.au), Canada (Couponbox.ca), India (Couponbox.in), Italy (Scontobox.it) and Spain (Cuponbox.es).
We began offering Cashback and Reward offers to our users for the first time.
The German Institute for Service Quality has evaluated 10 German Couponing Portals in an independent test and selected Gutscheinsammler.de as the test winner.
In 2017 we further strengthened our partnership with pepper, the world’s largest deal community. We launched our voucher integration on mydealz.de, enabling us to offer great content to an even bigger audience in Germany.
In November 2017 we undertook fundamental leadership changes and announced the end of our Co-CEO structure. This was done to advance company operations to guarantee long-term success. Following this decision Daniel Ender and Tobias Klien took over their new function as Advisor.
We reorganized our product portfolio and focus on our core markets Germany, UK and USA and our successful partnerships. That is why we withdrew from the other countries.
The popular comparison website Warenvergleich.de tested 8 German coupon portals in November 2017. The result of their study shows: our portal Gutscheinsammler.de provides the highest number of great offers.
CEO & Co-Founder
From a young age Alex discovered his passion for computers, growing even stronger over the years. As a teenager he spent countless hours per day developing computer games and more or less meaningful applications. Later on he met Daniel and Tobias at his former employer’s. They got Tobias to come along for the ride and the three of them were an unbeatable team. Shortly afterwards, the idea of Preisjäger was born, laying the cornerstone for Webgears GmbH.
Although he will continuously value Daniel’s and Tobias’ input (his former CEO-Partners), today Alexander holds the position of chief executive officer alone. He will always remain a passionate developer, not differentiating between his or others’ ideas. Always refining and perfecting them.
Advisor & Co-Founder
While other children were playing Anno 1602 on their PCs, Daniel was already building his first website, offering downloads of great wallpapers and homework. Daniel quickly became the best-kept secret at school and his classmates are still grateful to him to this day that they didn’t have to sit at home for hours doing their homework.
Having put his heart into Webgears for nearly a decade, former CEO Daniel, will always stay close by to see further developments of the company. In his new function as Advisor Daniel provides support to his colleagues. SEO (search engine optimization) is one of his great passions. We are happy that he shares his knowledge with the rest of the team.
Advisor & Co-Founder
Even from an early age Tobias dreamed of becoming an entrepreneur one day and developed intellectually promising business ideas. The more creative and unusual the ideas were, the better. Along with Alex and Daniel, Tobias developed the idea for Webgears GmbH, laying the foundation for an internationally successful company.
As a former CEO, Tobias’ heart will always beat for Webgears GmbH. He remains part of the team and provides support to his colleagues in his new function as Advisor - sharing his knowledge and expertise. Tobias is passionate about innovation, new trends and business models – both online and offline. His family is a haven, where he can relax and recharge his batteries.
At Webgears, we put great emphasis on understanding our users and their needs, in order to offer the best possible user experience on the market. This is why we constantly analyze user behavior and conduct surveys to improve the quality of all our products.
Our aim is to always deliver the best possible quality on the market. We challenge the status quo, and always try to improve it. Our team is constantly working on improving our portals and thinking outside the box to create new innovative features for our portals.
At Webgears nothing is left to chance. WE love to work in a very efficient and performance-oriented way with a no-frills attitude. This is why our decisions are well-thought-out and always backed by a strategically-oriented mindset and well-considered approaches.
People are the most important asset for us. We do everything to guarantee our team has what they need to perform, develop and have fun. Our firm’s culture is based on collaboration, co-creation, honesty and reliability. Finally, we strive for our team to have a great work-life balance.
A Smart International Team
Young and Dynamic Team Culture