Montréal's George Favvas heads to Valley to start Rewardli with funding from 500 Startups, Real Ventures

Posted by Knowlton Thomas

Dave McClure’s 500 Startups accelerator has officially announced the companies participating in its first batch. Montréal entrepreneur George Favvas (founder of SmartHippo) is heading down to Silicon Valley with his brand new company Rewardli.

What exactly Rewardli is remains to be seen, but it's supposedly in the up-and-coming "social commerce" space. George has a cofounder as well, NextMontreal reports, but his name is still under wraps. Oh, the mystique!

Additionally, Real Ventures is matching any investment made in Rewardli by 500.

Company:
SmartHippo
Website:
http://smarthippo.com
Location:
Montréal, Québec, Canada

SmartHippo.com is the first ever web site that allows individuals to use the power of a community to save money when shopping for rates on financial products and services. Many borrowers currently end up with higher mortgage rates simply because they lack the necessary information or knowledge to negotiate the best possible deal. Higher rates can mean the difference between being able to send one's kids to college... more

Company:
Real Ventures
Website:
http://www.realventures.com
Location:
Montréal, Québec, Canada

We look for inspiring entrepreneurs who exhibit unique insight and appreciation of their target market and industry. You can be first time or seasoned. If you have passion, vision and a big opportunity we want to work with you. We’ve had our successes and failures, so we should know what you’re going through and so we look for entrepreneurs who want our input and are open to this collaborative approach. We look to... more

Company:
Rewardli
Website:
http://www.rewardli.com
Location:
San Francisco, California, United States

Rewardli lets professionals and small business owners leverage the buying power in their social graph to get better deals and discounts on the products and services they buy. The company currently has “always-on” deals with over 60 national brands including Staples, FedEx Office, VistaPrint, GoDaddy, Expedia, Priceline and more. The percentage of money saved for a given user starts out at a base level and then... more


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Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton is the managing editor of Techvibes. Based in Vancouver, Knowlton has been published in national publications and has also appeared on television and radio. Previously he was an editor for New Westminster weekly The Other Press and served on its board of directors. When not working, Knowlton enjoys playing tennis or otherwise enjoying the outdoors. more



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