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The Internet Association Welcomes Gilt

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Internet Association, the unified voice of the Internet economy, is excited to announce that Gilt has joined its growing list of industry leaders. The Internet Association welcomes Gilt to collaborate on discussions around Internet policies and procedures with member companies including Airbnb,, AOL, eBay, Expedia, Facebook, Google, IAC, LinkedIn, Monster Worldwide, Path, Rackspace,, SurveyMonkey, TripAdvisor, Yahoo!, and Zynga.

Founded in 2007, Gilt,, is an innovative online shopping destination offering its members special access to the most inspiring merchandise and experiences every day at insider prices. Gilt pioneered “flash sales” in the United States and today is one of the leaders in the flash-sale space. Gilt continually searches the world for the most coveted brands and products, including fashion for women, men, and children; home decor; and unique activities in select cities and destinations. Its business is driving economic growth across the globe for fashion, design, home goods and experiences.

“Gilt has transformed the way millions of people shop,” said Gilt’s Chief Legal and People Officer, Kathy Leo. “By merging lifestyle brands and technology, we are constantly aiming to drive the next wave of excitement in e-commerce, which is uniquely possible, online. We are excited to partner with The Internet Association and its member companies to work to address policy issues that affect all of us.”

“Gilt’s vibrant community of members enjoy an impressive collection of luxurious products and experiences,” said Michael Beckerman, The Internet Association President and CEO. “E-commerce and strong open Internet policies are critical to their business model. Online shopping is how millions of Americans purchase products. Gilt is a leader in that space, and we welcome them to our team as we educate policymakers that their constituents are Internet consumers and that Internet policy is important to our economy.”