ABOUT US

Read about Gemnote’s founding story, our mission and the core values that our team is built on.
We are a people focused, service first and design centric company.

We help businesses connect with people and
make lasting impressions.

OUR STORY

In 2015, our CEO Ashley Wong Tsui started Gemnote with one simple idea: to make it easier for businesses to appreciate their clients and employees with high-quality custom gifts (or swag).

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OUR STORY

As one of the only female, non-technical and solo founder teams, she was accepted into YC, the most well-known startup incubator in the world. During the 10 week program, she grew Gemnote’s revenue 20% WoW, onboarding early customers like Airbnb, Box and Google.

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OUR STORY

As the company grew, AWT knew she couldn’t do it alone. She brought on her childhood best friend, Diane Liu, to serve as co-founder and COO. The duo set their sights on the promo sector, discovering new ways to design, create and ship custom products at scale.

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OUR STORY

Known as the modern frontrunner and cool kids in the industry, Gemnote continues to grow its business and team with a vast understanding of consumer trends, invaluable product expertise, award-winning design and world-class service.

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OUR STORY

As Gemnote continues to grow its corporate business, the team also has their eyes set on giving budding entrepreneurs the tools to build a global empire right from their homes.

“The future is really bright for our customers and employees alike. Join us in our mission and we’ll wow the world together.” - Ashley Wong Tsui

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OUR CORE
VALUES

Focus on what
matters.

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

Be candid and
open.

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

Treat others as
you’d like to be
treated.

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.

Go the extra mile.

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

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

Optimize for
collective success.

In the Press

"This startup wants to stop your company from sending tacky impersonal gifts to employees and clients"

"Y Combinator-backed Gemnote Saves Companies from Cheesy Gift Baskets"

"Y Combinator-backed Gemnote Saves Companies from Cheesy Gift Baskets"

"Y Combinator-backed Gemnote Saves Companies from Cheesy Gift Baskets"

"Y Combinator-backed Gemnote Saves Companies from Cheesy Gift Baskets"

"Y Combinator-backed Gemnote Saves Companies from Cheesy Gift Baskets"

YOU CAN SIT
* WITH US *.

Our team is hardworking, a little goofy, and ready for what’s next.

WANT to join
our
TEAM?

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

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