We believe in gift cards made easy.

We believe in gift cards made easy.

Welcome to Gyft! We’re a digital gift card platform that lets you buy, send, and manage gift cards from hundreds of top retailers such as Amazon, iTunes, Starbucks, Target, and many more. Our technology also powers loyalty and rewards programs for businesses of all sizes.

  • Use Gyft on all these devices...

    For You

    All your gift cards in one easy app. Available on iOS, Android, and the web.

  • For Your Business

    For Your Business

    Improve sales, attract new customers, and more with Gyft Cloud.

  • For Developers

    For Developers

    The Gyft API makes corporate gift card programs fast and easy.

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    #1 for mobile gift cards

    Launched in 2012 and a finalist at TechCrunch Disrupt SF the same year, Gyft is the #1 mobile gift card app for iPhone and Android.

    We’re a wholly-owned subsidiary of First Data Corporation, the global leader in payment technology and services solutions for millions of merchants and thousands of financial institutions around the world.


    • Vinny Lingham

      Vinny Lingham

      Co-Founder and CEO

      Originally from South Africa and now living in Silicon Valley, Vinny Lingham is a serial entrepreneur who is one of the most successful tech executives ever to emerge from Africa. The founder and CEO of three companies (Yola, Clicks2Customers, and Gyft), he currently leads Gyft, a mobile gift-card company founded in 2012 and backed by Google Ventures and Ashton Kutcher. Gyft was acquired by First Data in 2014.

      Also an angel investor, Vinny still has close ties to his homeland, where he is one of the stars of Dragons’ Den, South Africa’s version of Shark Tank. He has received international acclaim for his work in creating the Silicon Cape Initiative, an NGO whose goal is to develop South Africa’s Western Cape into a high-tech hub.

    •  CJ MacDonald

      CJ MacDonald

      Co-Founder and COO

      CJ MacDonald is a business development leader with over 10 years of experience in launching and transforming early-stage startups. He specializes in bringing innovative products to market, attracting large clients, and generating rapid sales growth.

      Before co-founding Gyft in 2012, CJ led sales and business development initiatives at Luminate, an image applications platform acquired by Yahoo!, and Liveops, the global leader in cloud contact center and customer service. CJ is a graduate of Wesleyan University.

    •  Mark Levitt

      Mark Levitt

      Co-Founder and CTO

      Co-founder and Chief Technical Officer Mark Levitt has over 15 years of experience in startups and early-stage companies that focus on mobile, SaaS (software as a service), and games. He has held a number of technology and business positions, typically as a founder or early investor.

      Before co-founding Gyft, Mark founded ChessCube, and also invented the Yola platform. Mark is a graduate of the University of Cape Town.

    • George Bowen

      George Bowen

      Director of Business Development

      George Bowen leads business development at Gyft after four years at Clear Channel Media & Entertainment (now iHeart Media, Inc.). He has over seven years of experience in business development and operations at early-stage startups.

      Before Clear Channel, George co-founded and was the chief operating officer of Calmerica, Inc. He is a graduate of Cal State University.

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