University of North Carolina
CommuniGift is an invitation and gift-purchasing platform that enables birthday children to invite their guests to gift to a child in need. Rather than receiving 25 gifts that inevitably end up in a closet, a child can select a birthday buddy and ask guests to fill their wish list online while they RSVP through the platform. Gifts are sent directly from our retail partners to the sponsoring nonprofit who distributes the items. We believe we can provide a fun, engaging, and convenient giving experience for birthday hosts and bring new meaning to the $4.5 bn spent annually on birthday gifts. The team has roots in Nashville and North Carolina and launched their pilot in Los Angeles this summer. After seeing some great growth and generating some buzz in the past few months (TechCrunch and NPR), the team is raising their seed round to launch two new markets and build out the team.
Literature, Media, and Communication