Wishcard Technologies, the operator of a digital gift card platform, has further expanded its market position in the first nine months of 2022. With the brands Wunschgutschein in Germany and Wishcard in the European market, the company distributes gift products with flexible redemption options. On the path to becoming the No.1 gift card in Europe, the German pioneer in the multi-gift card business continues to grow and has attracted new investors to its business model. Alongside existing investor Oakley Capital, EMZ Partners and IK Investment Partners are joining as two additional investors to support the growth goals for the coming years. To accelerate the expansion strategy, Wishcard Technologies is strengthening its management team with Dr. Andreas Betzer. The native of the Palatinate region, together with COO Verena Argauer, forms the new leadership duo at Wishcard Technologies.

Industry Expertise with a Trade Network

Dr. Andreas Betzer has led companies such as Miles & More International and Payback for many years, bringing over 30 years of international experience in retail and digital platforms. The Diplom-Wirtschaftsingenieur began his career at Lufthansa, where he played a role in the early stages of the „Miles & More“ customer loyalty program as a corporate strategist. Shortly after its launch, Andreas Betzer assumed the role of CEO at Miles & More International, guiding the company through a significant growth phase nationally and internationally. Following this success story, Andreas Betzer joined the Payback management team. As a sales expert, he contributed to the transformation of Payback into one of the most successful loyalty programs worldwide and supported the company during the largest M&A transaction in the digital economy in Germany at that time.

Peter Dubens, Managing Partner of Oakley Capital:

„We invested in Wishcard because we saw the opportunity to support the vision of two ambitious and highly motivated entrepreneurs in building an innovative and digital consumer business in a rapidly growing and significant market. We are pleased to welcome EMZ Partners and IK Partners to support Wishcard in the next growth phase of the company.“

Strong Growth in a Challenging Market Environment

Wishcard Technologies has been a success story in recent years. It all began in 2014 with the idea of reinventing the gift card market and developing a gift that is personal and universally appealing. Even in a challenging market environment, Wishcard has managed to continue growing disproportionately. The new location in Munich will open in November. Additionally, the company is investing in expanding its production capacities and will produce all Wishcard products under sustainable considerations.

WISHCARD™ is a leading provider of innovative gift card solutions, empowering businesses and consumers to celebrate life’s special moments with ease and convenience. With a diverse portfolio of customizable gift card products and a commitment to excellence, WISHCARD™ is revolutionizing the way people give and receive gifts worldwide.