Giftiicon is a first of its kind personalised gifting app that brings people closer in today’s digital world and aims to provide an emotion-driven gifting and alternative messaging platform. Inspired by Gifitiicon’s business model in South Korea that has proven to be hugely successful with over 20 million users using its e-gifting facility and over 13 million transactions taking place every month, the app is all set to launch in India. It aims to establish a significant presence in the e-gifting culture among smartphone users in India.
Giftiicon helps bridge the gap between people and their loved ones. The app helps people express their feelings conveniently and thoughtfully to their loved ones.
To bring people closer in today’s digital world by providing an emotion-driven gifting & alternative messaging platform.
Meet Our Founders
Founder & Chairman of the Board
A visionary and a giant in the field of e-commerce, with almost 3 decades of experience in business development and management, Mr. Nakkyun Chong has set up businesses across the globe.
He has set up 8 companies with an investment of U$ 1 billion and managed 10+ M&As with SK Telecom and Hyundai in Korea (also helped setting up Gifticon Korea and 11st.co.kr in Korea and n11.com in Turkey, which are valued at more than U$ 10 bn combined). Now, he is bringing his proven expertise on how to succeed in this instant social gifting & alternative messaging platform into India.
An alumnus of some of the world's renowned universities such as Hanyang University, UCLA, California Polytechnic State University, SLO, and KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology), Mr. Chong has attained degrees in urban engineering, public administration, urban and environmental design, advanced technology & media management.
Ji Hyun Chong
Co-Founder & CEO
A young entrepreneur with Industrial design background is now designing the business and leading the team of Giftiicon since 2020. She is a design thinker who connects design, marketing, and IT, oversees overall operations, and develops the team's culture and vision. She has worked for small to large organizations such as Slash Objects, Knoll, and NASA. Ji Hyun is a graduate of Pratt Institute, New York, and University of the Arts London - Central Saint Martins holding a BA Industrial Design & MA Design.
Meet Our Team
Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
Has 12+ years of experience and expertise in mobile, web applications and infrastructure, Internet technologies, eCommerce, AI, ML, Reward Systems, and product design. Strong strategic and long-range planning abilities; skilled in setting product and technology strategies in B2C and B2B environments. Completed B.Sc Physics from the University of Calicut, MCA Computer from Bangalore University.
Business Development Manager
Has 7 years of experience in various industry verticals like retail, hospitality, aviation, and e-commerce. A former Jet Airways cabin crew who moved to the world of E-commerce. He graduated from IHM and his key strengths are customer relations, business strategy, and networking.
Head of Legal & Compliance
Qualified Company Secretary and LLB graduate, with 6 years of extensive experience in Company Secretarial and legal profile in diverse industries including Infrastructure, Hospitality and FMCG etc. Have a flair in handling corporate secretarial, legal and corporate compliance related aspects and implementing corporate governance norms in organization.