About Us

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.

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Our Mission


To bring people closer in today’s digital world by providing an emotion-driven gifting & alternative messaging platform.

Meet Our Founders

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Nakkyun Chong
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.

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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

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Hanish Keloth
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.

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Nitish Kumar
Engineering Manager

Has 5+ years of professional experience in software / IT industry. Has worked with start-ups as well as MNC. Completed B.Tech in Computer Science from National Institute of Technology (NIT, Calicut)

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Sameer Shekhar
Fullstack Developer

Has 4+ years of work experience with start-ups. Completed B-tech in Computer science of Engineering from National Institute of Technology (NIT, Calicut). 

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Ashu Chaudhary
UX Designer

Has 6 years of professional experience in the software / IT industry. Former Wipro SAP Advanced Business Application Programming Developer and UI/UX Designer. Completed B.Tech in Computer Science from GLA University.

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Deepak Mishra
QA Engineer

Has 3+ years of experience in software testing. Completed Bachelor of Engineering from Bansal Institute of Science and Technology (Bhopal).

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Vikrant Tewthia
Frontend Developer

Has 2+ years of experience developing quality web and mobile applications. An engineering graduate from Netaji Subhash Institute of Technology (NSIT), Delhi. 

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Kenneth Alphonso

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. 

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Shaivya Katiyar
Graphic Designer

Has 5 years of experience in graphic and fashion design. Completed Bachelor of Design from Banasthali Institue of Design (Rajasthan)

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 Sushanth Ramanjaneya
Category Manager

Has 6+ years of experience in running his own start-ups and working in the sales and marketing industry. Completed Bachelor of Computer Application from Bangalore University.

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Imran Pasha
HR Deputy Manager

Has 7 years of experience in human resource department completed MBA specialised in HR & finance. During 2015 passed a rifle audit in HR & compliance, worked as HR officer for 5 years in textile industry.

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Puja Bhattacharjee
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.

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Pushpa K R
Senior Accounts Executive

Has 3+ years of professional experience as an accountant. Completed Bachelor of Commerce from Government First Grade College, KGF, Bangalore.

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Chitra Shree K
Customer Support Executive

Has 2+ years of professional experience in customer support. Completed Bachelor of Engineering from BTL Institute of Technology & Management (Bangalore).