Giftz Named One of the Most Fundable Companies® in the U.S. According to Pepperdine Graziadio Business School and The Venture Alliance

Giftz Accepts Most Fundable Award

Giftz, LLC (a Rewards Media, Inc., company) is thrilled to announce that it is a winner of the 2019-2020 Pepperdine Graziadio Business School’s initiative to identify the most investable companies. ​Giftz competed against thousands of early-stage U.S. companies with less than $10 million in annual revenue. Of the 15 finalists, Giftz was the only one that uses blockchain technology. Most Fundable Companies® were evaluated and selected in partnership with The Venture Alliance (TVA) based on their readiness for private investment.

The competition involved a multi-phase assessment over several months that evaluated variables including financial projections, market opportunity, intellectual property and the strength of the management team, all of which were used to produce a fundability score. 

While receiving the award at the event, John Paukulis (the company’s Founder/CEO) announced that Giftz’s $1M Seed Round was funded and they are now oversubscribing. Giftz investments come from Draper Network/Goren Holm Ventures, DNA (a well-known blockchain fund), Emilio Diez Barroso (Televisa Family) and Linda Giambrone (Current Head of NBC Primetime TV).

Launching in early 2020, the Giftz mobile app will provide a central place to collect, gift, exchange, or redeem branded currencies, gift cards, points and miles on any smart device.

As a winner of the Most Fundable Companies List, Giftz will be profiled on and will be featured in the December print issue of the magazine.

To learn more about Giftz please visit

Media Contact:

Sean Bhardwaj
​​Phone: (805) 701-9540
Email: [email protected]

Source: Giftz, LLC


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