GroupCard Featured in The Business Journal of Milwaukee

June 10, 2010

John Anderson, founder and CEO of GroupCard, believes his company will be a household name in a few years.

The online greeting card company, started by Milwaukee natives Anderson, Bob Ralian and Rich Lorbach, was recently purchased by gift card giant InComm, giving it access to an international market that includes some of the world’s largest retailers. The company, made up of four full-time workers, plans to triple its work force over the next year and significantly expand its product line.

Read the rest of the article or view the pdf.

Introducing GroupCard Apps Merchant Social Gifting Service

April 12, 2010

Read our full press release here

Back when we started GroupCard in 2007, the goal was to create the world’s best way to say “we care about you” . So far we have  helped millions of people do just that!

An important part of our goal is to help people combine forces and give gifts together as a group.   In 2008, we became the first service to offer a group gift card.   Today,  we’re introducing GroupCard Merchant Social Gifting Service, which moves group gifting beyond and enables to retailers  launch and promote social gifting applications from their own Web sites and Facebook Pages.

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CNN Hero of the Year is getting a GroupCard

November 25, 2009

Efren “Kuya Ef” Peñaflorida grew up threatened and harrassed by ganges in his school in Cavite City.    But by the time he was only 16 he created the Dynamic Teen Company – which now has over 10k members.  This year Efren was named CNN Hero of the Year for all he did as an advocate of Filipino out-of-school youth.

Today, I was proud to discover that Efren’s supporters have started a GroupCard Congratulations Card for him!  The card has been signed by  hundreds of admirers and thankful signers around the world.


Holiday Message to our Troops from Fox News

November 24, 2009

Fox News is spreading a little holiday cheer to our troops overseas with a GroupCard. So far, a little over 700 people have wished the troops a happy holiday season away from home. 

You can view and sign the card here:

GroupCard October 2009 Roundup… a record month!

October 31, 2009

It’s always fun to do a monthly round-up and proclaim a record, even before the month is over!

It’s true, GroupCard had a really sizable month in terms of all metrics… including revenue, cards, users, and pageviews…     Thanks to all our loyal users, and please keep in touch if there’s anything you think we should do to make November a record!


A teeny mention in TechCrunch

August 27, 2009

A fellow fbfund REV friend pointed out to me today that GroupCard got a little mention in TechCrunch today, tied to our participation in the Facebook Payments Beta…

“….to interact with a select number of third-party applications such as GroupCard and SocialCalendar”

Here’s the article

John at the FB meetup June 2009

August 1, 2009

Anyone who knows Sudha Jamthe knows Sudha Jamthe’s video camera 😉.

This summer I had the pleasure of speaking at a local Facebook meetup, and got a chance to share the GroupCard story on film with her.