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The Gift Network

The Gift Network is the first fully integrated marketplace for independent boutique retailers.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Software
  • Location Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Currency CAD
  • Founded March 2011
  • Employees 9
  • Website

Company Summary

The Gift Network (TGN) is a uniquely positioned addition to the successful and growing online retail sector, offering a Grand Portal to hundreds and eventually thousands of independent boutiques. Through its Grand Portal, the company offers independent retailers access to three market verticals – ecommerce, gift registry and gift cards – where independent boutiques have little or no access to these markets due to their size.


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    Cole Diamond

    Has served as TGN’s President since incorporation in March 2011 and the driving force behind the company’s vision. With a background in management, Internet marketing, and vertical market software, Cole provides TGN with a skilled and well-connected executive to develop and execute the company’s business strategy. Cole most recently served as Director of Logistics at YTZ, was a Founder of, and a Senior Sales Exec. at Jonas Software

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    Ari Diamond
    Director of Operations

    Ari brings experience working with business development teams for software start-ups and mid-sized companies. Previously, Ari was a business development analyst for Destiny Solutions, an education software company, managing the company’s CRM data and other API integrations such as e-mail campaign solutions and financial management tools. Ari manages TGN's daily operations and oversees customer service account management and business development.

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    Arun Pereira

    Arun is an experienced senior software developer with over 12 years experience. With a development background as a systems architect and application developer, Arun has worked on a wide cariety of financial applications. Arun was responsible for TGN’s redevelopment and the launch of TGN 2.0. Arun has cemented himself as a key player transitioning TGN into a scalable ecommerce provider capable of tackling multiple market verticals.


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    Daniel Bloch, Aird Berlis
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    Michael Favelyukis, CFO, The Gift Network

Previous Investors

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    Heron Group, Michael Diamond,
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    Steven Warsh, Brian Vyner, Jordan Klein
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    Corey Shankman, Ron Shai, Matthew Diamond, Stephen Diamond, Zool Kassum