We help businesses connect with people and make lasting impressions

Our story

Ashley Wong Tsui launched Gemnote in 2015 at Y Combinator. Her goal was to use the best parts of the digital age to help people build closer relationships IRL. 

Step 1 was bringing on her childhood best friend, Diane Liu, to serve as co-founder and COO. The duo set their sights on the swag and gifting sector and discovered ways to make gift-giving easier for their clients, impactful for relationships, and more sustainable for the planet.

The Gemnote team are experts at curating the right gift for any occasion. Every day, they set out to make sure everyone receives a gift they will love, not just something else to clutter up the junk drawer. 

Through research, partnerships, industry expertise, and game-changing software, Tsui and her team have helped over 250 companies surprise and delight their customers and employees, receiving a 98% satisfaction rating along the way. 

Our core values

Treat others as you’d like to be treated

Whether you're a Gem, customer, or stranger, everyone deserves to be treated with kindness and respect.

Focus on what matters

We put our energy towards completing work the right way. No cutting corners or quick fixes in sight.

Go the extra mile

We like to push every little thing further so we can always make the greatest impact. If it can be improved, then it's time to get to work.

Be candid and open

Communication and honesty are critical to our growth. Receiving feedback gives us the opportunity to do better.

Optimize for collective success

The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Gems build for the collective good of the team, company and community.

Want to join the team?

We’re looking for passionate people who want to make a difference.

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