December 16, 2013⬢
We're very happy to share that Full Stack is part of Victoria-based Kiind's current round of funding. [Kiind][k] is a gift platform that is pioneering "waste free" gift giving, by enabling gift givers to only pay when the gift is redeemed. This is our second investment in a Vancouver Island based team, after the Input Logic team in Nanaimo.
We’ve known co-founder Leif Baradoy for quite some time, and always been impressed by his hustle. It’s our pleasure to work more closely with him, co-founder Peter Locke, and the rest of the Kiind team.
Kiind is shaking up the gift card industry that has been firmly routed in a particular way of doing business, as well as firmly in the offline, physical card based world. By creating a platform with solid APIs that connect to many different gifting providers - including large global brands such as Amazon, Apple, and Gap - Kiind is able to power a number of different gifting solutions.
The team at Kiind have done a great job with press coverage, including their recent TechCrunch article for the launch of their API and the Globe & Mail article about the Canadian retailers they’ve added in time for Christmas.
Right now, Kiind is focused on enabling corporate giving, building out their API, and specific vertical solutions such as real estate brokerages. If you’re interested in learning more, check out the Kiind site and follow them on Twitter @Kiind and Angel List. Heck, there is even a referral program.