Use our site to send beautiful and unique gifts without having to shop for them. We’re particularly helpful if you’re sending gifts to groups because you can take care of all your gifts in a single transaction and only need an email address to send a gift. The way it works: go on our site and pick one of four price points,: $25, $50, $75, $100 (more to come). Enter the email addresses of all recipients and hit send. They get an email from you and are directed to the collection you sent. They never see the price of gifts, just their options. They pick what they want to receive from our galleries of high-quality options, enter their shipping information and we ship their gift to them. Because we make gifting to groups so easy, we’re a good replacement for one-size-fits-all corporate gifts like Harry & David food baskets. We take less time to send and each person gets something they actually want.
A participating investor connected Sara with Jeffrey in August 2011 they moved to Austin from NYC and LA, respectively to start their first concept, NOOM. Both share a pragmatic attitude and and adapt quickly to changes and new opportunities. Joshua began working with the team 6/2012. He took over ownership of the entire tech stack after quickly proving his competency by establishing proficiency with systems and languages that were new to him, aided by his strong background in Java development.
Gifting is a common action, with a large market ($110B in gift cards) than can be made easier and more accurate. Layers of decisions and steps lower the likelihood of transaction fulfillment and have significant presence in the gift-giving process due to high costs of discovery, entrenched cultural notions of personalization driving value and the perceived risks of choosing the wrong item. We created a means of gifting as quick as purchasing a gift card, without sacrificing personalization.
I designed and developed an iOS application for a Fortune 100 Energy Services company that interfaced with SAP while working with a team of offshore developers who had never developed an iOS application. I trained the team interfaced with SAP successfully used a middleware platform with which I had no experience or training. I delivered the application in less than 4 months. I faced mountains of challenges including fluctuating and sometimes incorrect requirements, uncooperative contractors, a
I began a career in equities sales and trading knowing nothing, but determined to find success. After 1/3 of my class was laid off, I became the youngest person on my desk by 8 years. I gained account management responsibilities, built a $12 million book, and quickly learned the business. In studying derivatives I came up with a structured index to hedge the securities lending desk's business risk.
I led and completed a 72 day, 4,500+ mile bicycle ride from Austin, TX to Anchorage, AK to raise funds and awareness for cancer treatment and prevention. Starting as a student-run event, I was the Director and played a pivotal role in developing the group into a fully operating, non-profit organization. The ride is now an annual event, has partnered with the LiveSTRONG foundation and has raised over $3M for research. I continue to be involved as a Board Member and am the Financial Director.
We meet all of the tech startups in Austin and we invest in all of the best ones. We believe that Austin is extremely well-positioned for the next decade and we believe that technology will continue to be a major driver of economic growth.