Jayesh Parmar

Jayesh Parmar

Co-CEO & Co-Founder, Gunkii (Founder Picatic acquired by EventBrite) / M&A Advisor, STS Capital Partners

Born in Saskatoon, Canada––San Francisco incubated, alumni of Toronto’s Extreme Startups, New York’s Canadian Technology Accelerator and Vancouver’s Hyper Growth Program; Jayesh now calls Vancouver, British Columbia home. 

He was the former CEO/Co-Founder of Picatic.com which was acquired by Eventbrite in 2018. Jayesh is an active investor, a lifelong student, and has jumped back into being a Co-CEO /Co-founder of Gunkii, the world’s sexiest tongue scraper.

Giving back to the community and those in need has always been at the heart of what drives Jayesh’s passion, alongside his mission is to build profit and purpose companies with team cultures that are immersed in giving, cheekiness, fun, and adventure.

Gunkii incorporates his Indian roots and the Ayurveda system of medicine while embracing his teaching background and love of helping children. More importantly, Jayesh believes that profit is not a stand-alone benefit but rather a shared responsibility to serve those with fewer means. 

Jayesh is married to an amazing partner, Nicole. Together they are the proud parents to an incredible tiny human, Jai. When not spending time on building businesses, Jayesh loves spending his “off-time” coaching and hanging with his family.  

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