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Virtual Next

Egift card solution for retailers, restaurants, hotels, & online businesses. Founded by 2 successful entrepreneurs with industry experience.

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry IT Services
  • Location Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Currency CAD
  • Founded November 2011
  • Employees 2
  • Website

Company Summary

Virtual Next is an egift card solution provider that helps retailers, restaurants, spas, and hotels, and online only businesses sell egift cards via their transactional or non-transactional websites. By using Virtual Next, our client can avoid the hassle of processing, shipping, and handling a physical gift card, and can quickly start selling egift cards on their website.


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    Bijan Shahrokhi
    CEO and Co-Founder

    Bijan’s first company, CellClients, was praised by Toronto Star, CBC, and CityTV. CellClients reached an agreement with Bell to help their departing clients get out of their contracts by transferring the contracts to CellClients contract buyers.
    Bijan also held the eCommerce Manager role at Future Shop for one year, overseeing a $15 million annual revenue operation.
    Bijan is an Electrical Engineer & MBA graduate from U of T.

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    Andy Lai
    CTO and Co-Founder

    Andy’s first startup, JobLoft, became a big hit after the team’ appearance on the Dragons’ Den show. JobLoft was later acquired by its largest competitor in the industry.
    Andy is an Internet Technologies Management graduate from Ryerson University.


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