Collectables App CollX Made its First Acquisition: Denver-Based Card Inventory Software

In the early stages of a company acquisition, it can be a little awkward to talk to your competition. You’re both trying to serve the same space, for instance, but maybe one is further along.

That was the experience of Ted Mann, the cofounder of Haddonfield, New Jersey-based CollX. The visual search function app scrapes pricing data from multiple websites to help a user understand the rarity and price of a sports card.

He had been speaking with Fred Barnes, a Denver-based sports card dealer and software founder, who reached out to him late last year. Barnes has owned a card store for a decade, and recently created a software, Card Dealer Pro, to rapidly inventory, annotate and price cards, and list them for sale across multiple channels like eBay and Shopify.

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