The Gifts Project Announces New Investor and a Partnership with eBay on Social Shopping

GiftsProject logo Israeli statupThe Gifts Project, a social commerce platform, has been making quite a few headlines recently. The company raised $1 million in seed from Gemini and a few days later, European VC Index Ventures was mysteriously added to its investors page. The terms of the additional funding were not disclosed. Today, the Gifts Project announced a partnership with eBay, in which the e-commerce giant will host the Gift Project’s ‘white label’ application, which enables users to set up their own Group Gift pages on eBay. invite friends to participate in the process of selecting a gift, splitting the cost and spreading the word on the group purchase through social networks.

Social Shopping on eBay by the Gifts project

Another interesting feature added by the Gifts Project is Group Gifts Analytics, a reporting system for e-commerce sites that are interested in embedding the social commerce ‘app’ provided by the company. The company is currently taking applications for pilot clients using an online form at the bottom of this page. (Tip for GP: create a separate page for the form rather than a javascript pop up!)

The video below sums up the Gift Project’s White Label solution well:

The Gifts Project is run by Ron Gura and Maya Gura, brother and wife of Eyal Gura who co-founded Picscout and PicApp, and also serves as an angel investor in the company.

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Eze is the Chief Innovation Officer at Antidote, a startup helping patients search and match to clinical trial, to accelerate medical breakthroughs. Previously, Ezewas a General Partner at Google Ventures Europe. Before GV, Eze founded and led Campus London, Google's first physical hub for startups, and was the Head Google for Entrepreneurs in Europe. He's an experienced product manager and startup mentor. In 2012 Eze founded Techbikers, a non-for profit supporting children education in developing countries.
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Eze is the Chief Innovation Officer at Antidote, a startup helping patients search and match to clinical trial, to accelerate medical breakthroughs. Previously, Eze was a General Partner at Google Ventures Europe. Before GV, Eze founded and led Campus London, Google’s first physical hub for startups, and was the Head Google for Entrepreneurs in Europe. He’s an experienced product manager and startup mentor. In 2012 Eze founded Techbikers, a non-for profit supporting children education in developing countries.