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Press Release

Presentify.me 'wraps' up $400k in seed funding just in time for the holiday season

Canada NewsWire

LONDON, ON, Nov. 28, 2011 /CNW/ - With so many great daily deals available through sites like Groupon, GiltCity and Dealfind, you can bet people's stockings will be filled with restaurant and spa vouchers this holiday season. But the question remains, can gifting a deal voucher be considered a conventional present? Thanks to a new website, Presentify.me, created by Alex Vander Hoeven, Bob Pluss, and Chan Yin, the answer is YES!

Presentify.me is a free website that lets you transform standard daily deal vouchers into gift certificate-esque vouchers that are ideal for giving as presents. All you have to do is enter a few details from a recently purchased voucher, and with a click of the mouse your daily deal vouchers are ready to be gifted!

The daily deal voucher-wrapping site, is announcing today that it has raised $400k in seed funding after having just launched two weeks ago. The company's angel investors include Andrew Bachman, Tim Sykes, and Jamie and David Dingman. 

The London based entrepreneurs originally broke into the daily deal space with a Canadian deal aggregator, Dealzinga.com, and now have taken things a step further. "Dealzinga made the daily deal world easier to navigate. And now, with Presentify.me, those daily deals can be gifted," says Alex, the Company's CEO.

The group created Presentify.me during the company's first 24 hour app-athon earlier this month and live-streamed the whole process from their office. After launching our aggregator, the question of whether or not it was acceptable to gift a coupon came up. "There are so many good deals out there that I'm sure people would love to give as gifts," Alex says, "but no one wants to give a standard voucher as a present - Presentify.me solves this problem."

Currently, Presentify.me allows any voucher from Groupon, Dealfind, Tippr, or GiltCity to be gifted with your choice of red, blue or yellow styling. "Right now, we only have holiday styling options, but we are preparing more designs for other special occasions like Birthdays, Valentine's Day, and Easter" Vander Hoeven explains. "We will also eventually look to source cool designs from our fan base through contests on the site."

With the Internet having very few boundaries, Alex and his team hope that Presentify.me will help people open up their thinking on how they can further leverage daily deal offerings to save money over the upcoming gift-giving season.

Alex Vander Hoeven, Bob Pluss and Chan Yin are the owners of Presentify.me and Dealzinga.com. The three Londoners are long time friends and are all graduates of The University of Western Ontario.

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