Give Gifts, Help Startups with Chicago’s Own Just Because

Next time you give a gift, wouldn’t it be nice to support a startup at the same time?

That’s exactly what iOS app Just Because does. Pay just $1 to share cool startup products with your friends, whether it’s $20 in Uber credit or a month-long membership to Cheeky Chicago. It’s a win-win-win situation: your friend gets a gift, you look cool for discovering a fun new product, and the startup gets a personal referral that could turn in to a lifelong customer.

JustBecause App

The app requires a Facebook login to find gift recipients, as well as your credit card information to pay the $1 fee.¬†You can also attach goofy, pre-written messages to gifts like, “Just because you need a ride to your G6.”

Just Because AppCurrent startups include:

  • Cheeky Chicago
  • BetaBrand
  • Jack Threads
  • TaskRabbit
  • Uber
  • BucketFeet
  • Warby Parker
  • Bespoke Post (sold out)
  • BirchBox (sold out)
  • Moxie Jean (sold out)

Just Because is a Chicago-based startup founded by Matthew Hartman. Download the app for iOS here.