We are a team of passionate engineers, designers and product folks who believe that the future of gifting is connected, mobile, social and fun.
Rob is a serial entrepreneur and loves thinking of new ways that technology can impact our everyday lives. He is the founder of J2Play, which created the world's first mobile multi-player SDK, social games platform and distribution network. J2Play received the first Facebook Fund Grant, and was acquired by Electronic Arts in 2009. He is also an investor and advisor to many local startups and a co-founder of Motek Mobile, one of Waterloo's first dev shops.
Suresh is a former venture capitalist and an investor in both J2Play and Vouchr. He has been involved with a wide range of early stage startups such as Locationary (acquired by Apple), J2Play (acquired by Electronic Arts), Bumptop (acquired by Google) and many more. He is also one of the founders of Extreme Startups, Canada's top startup accelerator program. He is a former game developer at Ubisoft, a Comp Sci and Math grad, and also holds an MBA from McGill University.
Michael is an award winning designer with over 15 years of experience in photography, graphic and interaction design. Most recently he was a user experience designer at Electronic Arts where he was focused on mobile products. Previously he co-founded and was the Design Director of Trapeze Media, one of Toronto's top web design studios.
Bryan is a former BlackBerry software engineer, and was part of the BBM client team, obsessing over ways to make the app faster and more responsive. He graduated from engineering from the University of Guelph's Systems Engineering program with a specialty in drinking black coffee and 'Git-ing' things done. Bryan is a full stack engineer who loves developing on all platforms, and creating new payment technologies.
Oguz has been professionally developing software for more than 15 years. He started his career working for Apple in Turkey and moved on to working for banks and other financial institutions developing full stack applications for highly complex financial systems. After spending the better part of a decade developing financial software for big business (and loosing a few brain cells along the way) Oguz joined the startup world to supercharge his interest in mobile development. With a masters degree in computer science, solving previously 'unsolvable' problems is what Oguz likes most to make a reality.
Haena is an animator / designer / and illustrator who loves interactive design. She holds a bachelor of Design in Illustration from OCAD University.
Mat is a professional wearer of many hats, who has done everything from serious iPhone development to architecture and operational responsibility of mid-size e-commerce sites, and many things in between. He is a former senior developer at J2play, and University of Waterloo engineering grad, and holds a masters degree as well.
Jeff is a software engineer from the University of Waterloo. His previous experience was at Rebellion Media, where he developed mobile apps on both iOS and Android. Jeff loves to play golf and squash, and has been programming since he was a baby.
Aaron has been working in technology since he got involved with his hometown ISP at the age of 16. Aaron has been working with mobile technologies since 1999. He joined Motek mobile, one of Waterloo's first dev shop, in 2005 as CTO and led the technical team for over 5 years. He has architected, developed and scaled server technology for mobile products that have had hundreds of millions of installs and millions of daily active users. Aaron loves technology, and has presented at technology conferences on HTML5 and PhoneGap app development. He is a Computer Science graduate from the University of Guelph.
Adam is a engineering grad from the University of Guelph who loves solving complex problems. He is a Java wiz who loves building software that merges web and mobile technology. In his previous career he developing new hydraulic and water treatment modelling software that used real world data to develop and calibrate complex models for existing waste water treatment plants. Adam also did graduate studies in robot architecture design and operating systems for robotics.