Since its founding by Gerald C. Parker, Social Voucher’s mission has been to reinvent the way people shop on mobile devices. Based in Boynton Beach, Florida, the Social Voucher team is built around e-commerce, augmented reality and mobile gaming experts focused on creating innovative e-commerce solutions.
Social Voucher’s mission is to change the ‘game’ of mobile shopping by offering an innovative virtual environment for people to shop and save, while providing a unique opportunity for retailers worldwide to reach socially engaged consumers.
Social Voucher got its start in 2013 as a social couponing app, but our innovative team was looking to reinvent the mobile shopping experience in more ways than one. The “aha” moment came when we discovered that people who play mobile games also shop on their phones, so how fun would it be to combine the two?
Leveraging the power of social behavior and peer-to-peer influence to spread coupons and deals, Social Voucher evolved into a game-commerce app. A hybrid of mobile gaming and e-commerce, the game introduces an innovative way to discover trending products, shop, and earn real rewards- all while playing an immersive game. Gamers, shopping enthusiasts and entrepreneurs have the ability to create their own store, stock it with real products from over 1,600 retail partners, and make purchases within the game. In addition, we offer coupons and awards programs right in your store.
Gerald C. Parker, Founder and CEO
With more than 40 years of experience in the development, funding and management of successful companies, Gerry is an Internet visionary best known for co-founding Inktomi Corporation. He has played a key role in raising more than $400 million for many start-up companies, including funds for LiquidGolf, one of the Internet’s most successful online golf product retailers; Digital2Me; Consortio; American Manufacturers.com, and Inktomi. Parker also founded Credit Information Systems, which was sold to Equifax. He has also served as the Chairman of Investment Management of America, a merchant bank specializing in venture capital, mergers and acquisitions.
Gerry’s entrepreneurial spirit has enabled him to spend the last four decades as a successful founder, partner and leader in various start-up ventures, the latest being the creation of Social Voucher.
Eric Weiss, Chief Technology Officer
Eric Weiss is a recognized industry leader and has been instrumental in many of the predominant and innovational technologies over the last 20 years. From starting cutting edge technology companies to senior roles in blockbuster films, Eric is a seasoned entrepreneur, visionary and a high tech adventurer. Eric has been on the leading edge of many startups at the birth of new industries including: the Founder of Internet Advertising in 1995, Founder of Calypso Animation Studios in 2005, Co-Founder of 0Cog in 2009, Co-Founder of Right on Target Media in 2012 and Co-Founder of ARrival Labs in 2014.
Eric is known for managing large teams over worldwide operations in complex, highly technical fields with a proven track record of delivering award-winning content and products. Using lean startup and manufacturing techniques, Eric is able to quickly identify critical path methodologies, while remaining customer and quality focused. Eric has strong skills in building corporate structure, teams and product pipelines and distribution channels in technology driven fields. Eric conveys vision into practical implementation with razor sharp focus into the essential elements of a business model. Eric strongly believes in enabling team members and encouraging buy-in and ownership of every process and thereby establishing lasting participation and loyalty to the product, team and company.
Guillaume Riviere, Chief Development Officer
Guillaume is a software engineering manager with over 14 years of experience in the digital industry. He began his career in France as a software engineer, before working internationally to focus on the setup and organization of software development. On critical international missions for companies ranging from startups to Fortune 500, Guillaume successfully organized the project management, quality control and software development/support outsourcing in Asia, South America and Africa. With a passion for creation, augmented reality and computer vision, he co-founded two digital media companies in the United States, and he played a key role in the set up of two restaurant and bar brands in Asia. Guillaume joined the Social Voucher team in 2014, and is the glue who holds together the development team’s synergy.