Prodigy Ventures Inc. Launches iVideo Gifts into the High Growth e-Gift Card Market


TORONTO, Feb. 13, 2017 /CNW/ - Prodigy Ventures Inc. (TSXV: PGV) ("Prodigy" or the "Company") today announced the launch of iVideo GiftsTM, a new app to easily create and send e-gift cards from the top retail brands along with professional quality, personal video e-greeting cards.

The gift card industry is a $100 billion dollar industry worldwide that is just beginning to evolve into the digital world. iVideo Gifts offers a compelling experience as users worldwide make this shift. This initial launch of iVideo Gifts is available exclusively to iPhone and iPad users in the United States.

iVideo Gifts offers a selection of e-gift cards from over 80 top brand name retailers designed for any occasion. With more than 120 professionally designed iVideo GreetingTM themes, users can quickly create personal and professional video e-cards to send with their gifts.

Brands include Amazon, Banana Republic, Barnes & Noble, Bass Pro Shops, Bed Bath & Beyond, Buy Buy Baby, Delta Air Lines, Domino's, Foot Locker, Gap, Groupon, Land's End, Nike, Old Navy, Petco, Regal Cinemas, Sephora, TGI Friday's, Xbox Live, and many more.

iVideo Gifts provides a convenient gift-giving option, any time, to send a unique gift whether it be for Birthdays, Christmas, Valentine's Day, Weddings, Engagements, or to say Thanks, I Love You, Get Well, Cheer Up and countless other occasions. The user experience is fun, quick, easy and memorable. A free iVideo Greeting e-card is included with each gift. iVideo Gifts saves users the time and effort of going from store to store, shopping for that perfect gift. There's no need to stand endlessly at the greeting card rack, searching to find just the right card. No more paper, postage stamps or physical mail. No more delivery delays.

"We are very pleased to announce the launch of iVideo Gifts, the third product in our suite of iVideo products," commented Tom Beckerman, CEO of Prodigy Ventures. "Built on the foundation of iVideo Greetings released in November 2016, iVideo Gifts provides another layer to the gift giving experience for our users by allowing them to attach a virtual gift card with monetary value. In partnering with top retailers, we are positioning ourselves well to become the leading gift giving e-commerce company. We look forward to continuing to enhance the user experience by adding new retailers to the platform in addition to adding new and exciting content."

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iVideo Gifts can be downloaded from the App Store at

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About Prodigy Ventures Inc.

Prodigy Ventures is an innovation company that has combined an enterprise services business - Prodigy Labs - with a Venture Builder business. The two businesses work together to sell services and create new enterprise-grade platforms and apps using technologies such as mobile video, proximity, wearables, 3D & augmented reality.

Prodigy has been named as one of Canada's fastest growing technology companies in the 19th annual Deloitte Technology Fast 50™ awards for demonstrating bold innovation, dedicated leadership and strong growth. Prodigy also ranked on Deloitte's Technology Fast 500™, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and energy tech companies in North America.

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SOURCE Prodigy Ventures Inc.

For further information: Andrew Hilton, Prodigy Ventures Inc., Chief Financial Officer, Andrew.Hilton@Prodigy.Ventures, 416-606-8833; Babak Pedram, Investor Relations, Virtus Advisory Group Inc.,, 416-644-5081

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