Presentify.me 'wraps' up $400k in seed funding just in time for the holiday season
LONDON, ON, Nov. 28, 2011
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.