KangoGift launched in the fall of 2009 as a way for people to send gifts to friends and colleagues' cell phones. The original idea was to make it easy to say thank you. This meant sending a friend a cup of a coffee to the local shop as a voucher to their phone. Entrepreneur Magazine named us a Brilliant Idea in 2010.
A university started using our website to recognize their employees. They found the approach is sending timely praise was meaningful. This sparked an idea.
From 2011 - 2014 we focused on helping companies with their employee recognition programs. We focused on programs that made it easy and meaningful for managers. We built our original HR platform and earned praise for our unique approach. We were nominated or won awards by various trade groups including MITX.