CEO World Awards® Recognizes RippleNami® As Company the Year

RippleNami Walks the Red Carpet to Receive Esteemed Global Recognition

San Diego – July 9, 2018 – RippleNami, Inc., a provider of blockchain data visualization technology, honored as Company of the Year” winner in the prestigious CEO World Awards in San Francisco, California on July 30, 2018.

“We are honored to accept this coveted CEO World Awards which adds more fuel for our passion in moving populations and societies to unseen levels of empowerment and freedom throughout Africa and Southeast Asia,” said Jaye Connolly-LaBelle, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer. “Time and time again we see upwards of 90% percent of data collected daily NEVER utilized.  RippleNami’s technology turns underutilized “big” data into powerful “smart” information.”

“While RippleNami’s focus and resources are deployed developing the Africa and Southeast Asia markets, its moments like receiving this global award that reminds us of the power of technology, spirited collaboration and our shared vision to drive massive change,” said Phil Gahn, Founder and Chief Business Development Officer. “The simple power of RippleNami’s technology to consolidate, collect, visualize, analyze, transact and securely store data, assists independent nations with growing their country’s middle-income status.”

The coveted annual CEO World Awards program encompasses the world’s best in leadership, innovation, organizational performance, new products and services, CEO excellence studies, corporate social responsibility, and milestones from every major industry in the world. Organizations from all over the world submit nominations including public and private, for-profit and non-profit, largest to smallest and new start-ups.

Judges from a broad spectrum of industry voices from around the world participated, and their average scores determined the 2018 award winners. Winners will be honored in San Francisco on Monday, July 30, 2018, during the annual SVUS Red Carpet Awards Ceremony Dinner in San Francisco. Attendees will feature finalists, winners, judges and industry leaders.

About RippleNami

RippleNami recognizes that people empowered with real-time and easily accessible information around the world can connect and drive unimaginable change. RippleNami is redefining blockchain and mapping with the first visualization platform that consolidates big data and provides information that matters most to its users. This cost-effective, device agnostic, cloud-based platform delivers millions of actionable data points on an intuitive map that enables critical decision making and enhanced collaboration for enterprises, nonprofits, and foreign government agencies. With seamless integration, limitless customization and scalable architecture, RippleNami allows people to chart their world, streamline communications and improve operational effectiveness. For more information about RippleNami, visit www.ripplenami.com.

About the CEO World Awards        

CEO World Awards are an annual industry and peers’ recognition program honoring CEOs and organizations of all types and sizes in North America, Europe, Middle-East, Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Latin-America. The Annual CEO World Awards is part of the SVUS Awards® recognition program from Silicon Valley in the United States of America which also includes other programs such as Consumer World Awards, Customer Sales, and Service World Awards, Golden Bridge Awards, Globee Fastest Growing Private Companies Awards, Info Security PG’s Global Excellence Awards, Network Products Guide’s IT World Awards, Pillar World Awards, PR World Awards, and Women World Awards. Learn more about the CEO World Awards at www.ceoworldawards.com.

RippleNami® Blockchain Solution Captures Two 2018 Globee® Awards

RippleNami’s Team and Its Global Impact Receive Distinguished International Honors

San Diego – July 2, 2018 – RippleNami, Inc., a provider of blockchain data visualization technology, won two prestigious Globee® Awards for International Business Team of the Year and Startup of the Year” for its contribution in Africa.

“We humbly accept both Globee Awards for our best in class blockchain visualization technology and our unstoppable team,” said Jaye Connolly-LaBelle, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer. “We are honored to work with such a dedicated team.  The RippleNami team takes nothing for granted working in emerging parts of the world as the need for action is greater than the risk of inaction.  Our team is not a group of people just working together.  We have a group of people who trust, respect, help and support each other and the people we aim to serve.”

“We’ve worked tirelessly to develop the African and Southeast Asian markets because we know the consequences of ignoring billions of unconnected citizens are dire and simply unacceptable,” said Phil Gahn, Founder, and Chief Business Development Officer.  “RippleNami is driven by a profound purpose to empower these region’s people, society, and independence through technology and our commitment to end poverty.  Our team’s indifference to the high-risk of exposure to corruption as well as the diseases, kidnapping and assassination threats sets us apart from other organizations. Where other companies chose to pivot to less volatile market conditions, RippleNami doubles down.”

Globee Awards, world’s premier is a “Global Business Awards” program open to organizations worldwide – large, medium, small, & startups, public and private, for-profit, nonprofit and government. Judges from a broad spectrum of international industry representatives determined the 2018 award winners. Winners will be honored in San Francisco on Monday, July 30, 2018, during the annual SVUS Red Carpet Awards Ceremony Dinner in San Francisco and will include finalists, winners, judges and industry stakeholders.

About RippleNami

RippleNami recognizes that people empowered with real-time and easily accessible information around the world can connect and drive unimaginable change. RippleNami is redefining blockchain and mapping with the first visualization platform that consolidates big data and provides information that matters most to its users. This cost-effective, device agnostic, cloud-based platform delivers millions of actionable data points on an intuitive map that enables critical decision making and enhanced collaboration for enterprises, nonprofits, and foreign government agencies. With seamless integration, limitless customization and scalable architecture, RippleNami allows people to chart their world, streamline communications and improve operational effectiveness. For more information about RippleNami, visit www.ripplenami.com.

About the Globee Awards

Globee Awards were created to honor and generate industry wide recognition of the achievements and positive contributions of organizations and businesses worldwide in every area. An annual industry and peers’ recognition program, Globee Awards honor best companies of all types and sizes in North America, Europe, Middle-East, Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Latin-America, best products, innovations, management and teams, women in business and the professions, and PR and marketing efforts from all over the world. Learn more about the Globee Awards at www.globeeawards.com.

Jaye Connolly-LaBelle of RippleNami Named a Finalist for Most Admired CEO

Chairman and CEO of San Diego’s Blockchain Technology to be Honored at the San Diego Business Journal’s Annual Event

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (May 9, 2018) – Jaye Connolly-LaBelle, chairman and chief executive officer of RippleNami, a provider of blockchain data visualization technology, has been named a finalist for the 2018 Most Admired CEO. The awards program is presented by San Diego Business Journal and honors industry leaders’ great achievements within their companies and in the community. The winners and finalists are lauded for demonstrating determination and insight yielding huge successes for their organizations. These executives have taken the lead in driving their businesses and the local economy. The San Diego Business Journal honors these CEOs by hosting an exclusive reception and awards program to honor the winners, finalists and guests.

RippleNami continues to march towards its bold vision of connecting 5 billion unconnected people with an easy-to-use blockchain and data visualization solution that leverages the mass adoption of mobile phones. Connolly-LaBelle and Phil Gahn, founder and chief business development officer, shared a deeply held conviction that driving the social impact of this magnitude would be their singular cause with a global reach while leveraging their San Diego roots. Their determination to aggressively introduce and deploy RippleNami’s proprietary technology solution into developing countries is poised to change the global landscape in unforeseen ways. First stop: why not Africa?

“Receiving this distinction from our own backyard is the very essence of what fast-growing global startups like Ripplenami can expect from the San Diego ecosystem. Through our innovative technology, RippleNami is quickly affecting change for people in developing countries. We thank the San Diego judges who selected RippleNami and acknowledging our fast track to foster lasting change,” said Jaye Connolly-Labelle, chairman and chief executive officer at RippleNami.

As chairman and CEO, Connolly-LaBelle has transitioned RippleNami from an idea to a fully operational, globally expanding company. Using her vast experience in technology and finance, she developed the strategic roadmap that enabled RippleNami to successfully raise investments. Since the company’s launch, she has overseen the product and technology teams in developing web and mobile applications and established corporate contracting and development procedures.

Connolly-LaBelle and her fellow finalists will be honored at a reception hosted by San Diego Business Journal on June 7th at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine.

About RippleNami

An industry game changer, RippleNami believes that, empowered with real-time, easily-accessible information, people around the world can connect and foster positive change. RippleNami is redefining mapping with the first visualization platform that consolidates big data and provides information that really matters to users and their organizations. The company’s cost-effective, device agnostic cloud-based platform delivers millions of real-time actionable data points on an intuitive map to customers across enterprises, universities, nonprofits and emergency management agencies, enabling critical decision making and enhanced collaboration. With seamless integration, limitless customization and scalable architecture, RippleNami lets people chart their own world, streamlining communication and improving operational effectiveness. For more information about RippleNami, visit www.ripplenami.com.

About the San Diego Business Journal

Each year the San Diego Business Journal recognizes industry leaders’ great achievements within their companies and in the community. The winners and finalists are lauded for demonstrating determination and insight yielding huge successes for their organizations. These executives have taken the lead in driving their businesses and the local economy. The San Diego Business Journal honors these CEOs by hosting an exclusive reception and awards program to honor the winners, finalists and guests.  Learn more about the Most Admired CEO at www.sdbj.com/bizevents.

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RippleNami® Blockchain Solution Wins 2018 American Business Awards®

RippleNami Envisions Smart Countries

RippleNami’s Vision Honored in the Big Apple for Prestigious Award

San Diego – May 7, 2018 – RippleNami, Inc., a provider of blockchain data visualization technology, wins the Silver Business Award in the Technical Innovation category in the 16th Annual American Business Awards. On June 11, 2018, RippleNami will join the winner’s stage.

The American Business Awards is the United States’ premier business awards program. Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word meaning “crowned,” the winners will be honored at a gala ceremony at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York. Nominations included more than 3,700 organizations operating in the United States, both public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. Widely considered as the world’s premier business awards for sixteen years, the Stevie Awards showcases the best of breed in business programs.

“The USA’s recognition of RippleNami’s pursuit to help usher emerging countries into Smart Country status is a valued achievement. The Stevie Awards judges understand the stakes have never been greater regarding the vast economic impact that RippleNami’s technology is enabling from Africa to Asia,” said Jaye Connolly-LaBelle, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of RippleNami.

More than 200 expert judges worldwide participated in the selection process to decide this year’s Stevie Award winners.

“The nominations submitted for the 2018 American Business Awards were outstanding.  The competition was intense, and those recognized as Stevie Award winners should be immensely proud of this accomplishment,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards.

Details about The American Business Awards and the list of 2018 Stevie winners are available at www.StevieAwards.com/ABA.

About RippleNami

RippleNami recognizes that people empowered with real-time and easily accessible information around the world can connect and drive unimaginable change. RippleNami is redefining blockchain and mapping with the first visualization platform that consolidates big data and provides information that matters most to its users. This cost-effective, device agnostic, cloud-based platform delivers millions of actionable data points on an intuitive map that enables critical decision making and enhanced collaboration for enterprises, nonprofits and foreign government agencies. With seamless integration, limitless customization and scalable architecture, RippleNami allows people to chart their own world, streamline communications and improve operational effectiveness. For more information about RippleNami, visit www.ripplenami.com.

About the Stevie® Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 60 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at www.StevieAwards.com.

TiE Inflect Silicon Valley Awards RippleNami® As TiE50 Finalist

World’s Largest Tech Entrepreneur Conference Features RippleNami As Award Winner

San Diego – April 25, 2018 – RippleNami, Inc., a provider of blockchain data visualization platform, announces its selection as a 2018 TiE50 Finalist for the prestigious TiE50 Awards. This program recognizes the world’s most innovative tech startups and is part of TiE Inflect 2018, the world’s largest conference for tech entrepreneurs.  The top 50 companies will be announced at the TiE Inflect conference on May 4, 2018 in Silicon Valley.

“Innovation is to RippleNami what breaking down data siloes is to Africa…. transformative. TiE50 placing RippleNami in this class of the world’s most innovative startups echoes our singular vision to connect the unconnected from Africa to Asia.  We are humbled and honored to be recognized for our technology platform in Silicon Valley and by our global peers.  We are crystal clear on the notion that actionable data is the new currency in today’s economy,” said Jaye Connolly-LaBelle, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of RippleNami.

“TiE50 is a global brand attracting thousands of tech startups worldwide. This year, we screened more than 7,400 companies from 28 countries and selected the best-of-breed as our 2018 TiE50 Finalists. These companies are finalists in the ultimate runoff for the 50 winners. Over the last decade, this awards program has earned broad recognition as a competition run with the highest level of integrity with its vigorous screening and expert judging panel,” said Kamal Anand, TiE50 Program Chair.

“As a 26-year not-for-profit dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship and with a global footprint of half million entrepreneurs, enterprise executives, and investment professionals, we take pride as one of very few competitions without any pay-to-play incentives” explained Ram K. Reddy, President, TiE Silicon Valley.

 About RippleNami

RippleNami recognizes that people empowered with real-time and easily accessible information around the world can connect and drive unimaginable change. RippleNami is redefining blockchain and mapping with the first visualization platform that consolidates big data and provides information that matters most to its users. This cost-effective, device agnostic, cloud-based platform delivers millions of actionable data points on an intuitive map that enables critical decision-making and enhanced collaboration for enterprises, nonprofits and foreign government agencies. With seamless integration, limitless customization and scalable architecture, RippleNami allows people to chart their own world, streamline communications and improve operational effectiveness. For more information about RippleNami, visit www.ripplenami.com.

About TiE

The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) is a not-for-profit founded in 1992 in the Silicon Valley by a group of successful entrepreneurs, corporate executives, and senior professionals. TiE is the world’s largest network of tech entrepreneurs. TiE is a cohesive global network with a footprint of half million entrepreneurs, enterprise executives, investment professionals, and other accomplished individuals. It operates from 60 cities in 18 countries. http://www.tieeco.org.

About TiE Inflect 2018

TiE Inflect (previously TiEcon) is the world’s largest conference for entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs with participation from top technology companies, leading venture capital firms, and global services providers. TiEcon 2017 attracted 5400+ attendees from across the world – including CEOs of established companies to first-time entrepreneurs creating new companies, to leading investment professionals and corporate executives. The conference was listed by Worth Magazine as one of the 10 best conferences for ideas and entrepreneurship along with TED and the World Economic Forum. For more information, please visit http://www.tieinflect.org.

RippleNami® Wins 2018 Asia-Pacific Stevie® Awards

RippleNami Takes the Stage in Hong Kong for Premier Business Award

San Diego – April 24, 2018 – RippleNami, Inc., a provider of blockchain data visualization platform, wins the Silver Stevie® Award in the Innovation in Apps category. On 1 June 2018, RippleNami will join the winner’s stage along with innovators Patrakom – Member of Telkom Indonesia, based in Jakarta, Indonesia and CLP Power Hong Kong Limited, based in Hong Kong, China.

The 5th Annual Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards program is the only business awards that recognizes innovation in the workplace, across all 22 nations in the Asia-Pacific region.  Widely considered for sixteen years as the world’s premier business awards, the Stevie Awards showcases achievement in business programs including The International Business Awards®.

“This award comes on the heels of RippleNami’s expansion into the Asia Pacific markets with a strategic focus in Southeast Asia. The local government leaders there have stated their goal of delivering optimized governmental services to its underrepresented citizens and their indigenous groups. Central to their strategy is tapping RippleNami as their technology partner and enabling the recognition of millions of undocumented people and their assets. The implications of this endeavor will achieve true national sovereignty,” said Phil Gahn, chief business development officer and founder of RippleNami.

“We view this award and collaboration as a significant acknowledgement of RippleNami’s first-in-class blockchain visualization technology. We remain humbled and honored to be recognized and embraced in this manner as we enter the Asia-Pacific market.  We operate with a clear understanding that DATA is the new currency in today’s economy,” said Jaye Connolly-LaBelle, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of RippleNami.

Nicknamed the Stevies -from the Greek word crowned- these award winners will be honored   at the Hong Kong Mira Hotel on Friday, 1 June, 2018.  These Stevie Award winners were judged by a panel of more than 100 executives from around the world.

“We are very pleased that entries to this program grew by more than 30% this year,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards.  “This growth illustrates how vital innovation is to business growth, and how important being recognized for their innovation is to enterprises throughout the Asia-Pacific region.  We extend our warmest congratulations to all of this year’s Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners.”

Details and the list of Stevie Award winners are available at www.Asia.Stevieawards.com.

About RippleNami

RippleNami recognizes that people empowered with real-time and easily accessible information around the world can connect and drive unimaginable change. RippleNami is redefining blockchain and mapping with the first visualization platform that consolidates big data and provides information that matters most to its users. This cost-effective, device agnostic, cloud-based platform delivers millions of actionable data points on an intuitive map that enables critical decision making and enhanced collaboration for enterprises, nonprofits and foreign government agencies. With seamless integration, limitless customization and scalable architecture, RippleNami allows people to chart their own world, streamline communications and improve operational effectiveness. For more information about RippleNami, visit www.ripplenami.com.

About the Stevie® Awards

Stevie Awards are offered in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 60 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards.   Sponsors and partners of the 2018 Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards include PR Newswire Asia and the Korea Business Communicators Association.

Athena Pinnacle Awards Honors RippleNami® CEO Jaye Connolly-LaBelle

California’s Signature Awards Gala Celebrates Women’s Empowerment on May 3, 2018

San Diego – April 19, 2018 – RippleNami, Inc., a global technology company offering the first blockchain data visualization platform, announces today that its chairman and chief executive officer, Jaye Connolly-LaBelle, is a finalist in Athena’s 20th Anniversary Pinnacle Awards.  This Annual Pinnacle Awards Gala is a staple in California’s technology and life sciences sectors, convening 600+ industry leaders to honor those advancing the careers of women in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields.

In developing nations, girls spend six hours every day, gathering water and vital provisions rather than learning in school or working to support their families. RippleNami understands that by empowering these deserving women and children, the world will experience rapid transformation.  RippleNami’s mission is simple: connect the globe’s unconnected citizens with identifications, resources and services essential to survive and thrive by leveraging their proprietary technology and the mass adoption of mobile phones.

Connolly-LaBelle and Phil Gahn, founder and chief business development officer, share a deeply held conviction and singular cause to drive a societal impact of this magnitude leveraging their global reach and San Diego roots. Their determination to aggressively introduce and deploy RippleNami’s proprietary technology solution into developing countries is poised to change the global landscape in unforeseen ways. First stop: Why not Africa?  Next stop:  Asia bound.

Every year, Athena Pinnacle Awards places the national spotlight on the individuals, corporations and institutions that excel in mentoring, promoting and advancing women working in the STEM fields. Connolly-LaBelle’s 2018 nomination recognizes her as an extraordinary woman committed to helping women through her global vision and technology solution while affirming the significance of RippleNami’s bold mission.

 

About RippleNami

RippleNami recognizes that people empowered with real-time and easily accessible information around the world can connect and foster unimaginable change. RippleNami is redefining blockchain and mapping with the first blockchain visualization platform that consolidates big data and provides information that matters most to users and organizations. Its cost-effective, device agnostic cloud-based platform delivers millions of real-time actionable data points on an intuitive map to customers across enterprises, nonprofits and foreign government agencies that are enabling critical decision making and enhanced collaboration. With seamless integration, limitless customization and scalable architecture, RippleNami allows people to chart their own world, streamlining communication and improving operational effectiveness. For more information about RippleNami, visit www.ripplenami.com.

About Athena

Athena is a professional association dedicated to empowering progress together by advancing women in STEM. Athena’s 500+ member community accesses executive leadership forums, educational and mentoring programs, and targeted networking that empower women to accelerate their careers and perform at their highest levels. Athena members hold positions of senior executive, entrepreneur, educator and manager from across the STEM fields, as well as the associated service providers. Learn more about Athena.

Entrepreneur Magazine Recognizes RippleNami Among America’s Best Companies

RippleNami Joins the Entrepreneur 360TM List

San Diego, CA…December 20, 2017… RippleNami, Inc., a blockchain data visualization solution provider, is tapped among the “Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America” by Entrepreneur magazine’s Entrepreneur360™ List. This coveted compilation delivers the most comprehensive analysis of leading private companies in America.  Entrepreneur recognizes RippleNami for mastering a dynamic corporate profile of impact, innovation, growth and leadership.

“We view this best-in-class designation by Entrepreneur as further evidence that our technology and market approach to connect the unconnected provides the superhighway towards smart country development,” said Jaye Connolly-LaBelle, chairman and chief executive officer. “RippleNami’s blockchain data visualization platform empowers 5 billion unconnected global citizens, governments and entities to connect through its easy-to-use blockchain and data visualization solution.”

Phil Gahn, founder and chief business development officer, echoed that “we continue to aggressively introduce and deploy RippleNami’s proprietary technology solution with developing countries so they can improve policy decisions, bridge the vast technology gap and provide global financial inclusion for their citizens.”

“Our annual evaluation is a 360-degree analysis of top privately-held companies representing and serving a variety of industries,” explains Lisa Murray, Chief Insights Officer of Entrepreneur Media, Inc. “These businesses are real-world case studies for any entrepreneur who seeks to master the four pillars that can greatly impact the longevity and growth of their businesses. With the Entrepreneur 360, success is measured by achieving balance throughout the entire organization, predicated by revenue.”

RippleNami recognizes that people around the world when empowered with real-time and easily accessible information can connect and foster unimaginable change. RippleNami is redefining blockchain and mapping with its unique visualization platform that consolidates big data and provides strategic information that matters most. It’s cost-effective, device agnostic, cloud-based platform delivers millions of real-time actionable data points on an intuitive map to customers across enterprises, nonprofits and governmental agencies. By enabling critical decision-making and enhanced collaboration, this seamless integration and unlimited customization and scalable architecture allows RippleNami customers to chart their own world, streamline communication and improve operational effectiveness.

Honorees were selected through a comprehensive study of independently owned companies using a proprietary algorithm and advanced analytics. The algorithm was built on a balanced scorecard designed to measure four metrics reflecting major pillars of entrepreneurship—innovation, growth, leadership and impact.

About RippleNami, Inc.

RippleNami develops and deploys complete blockchain-based solutions to accelerate mass adoption of digital technologies in developing countries. RippleNami solutions drive new standards for cost-effectiveness and scalability, empowering any nation through digital transformation, and swiftly benefitting from its “Smart Country” status. RippleNami’s blockchain data visualization platform integrates diverse data sets from unlimited sources. The platform’s visualization capabilities paint a multi-dimensional picture of all strategic information to promptly identify trends, patterns and gaps to design and inform strategies faster. RippleNami solutions enable emergent economies to generate process, manage, share and transact information on a national scale – opening up a world of opportunities for economic inclusion for its citizens and independence for the nation. For more information about RippleNami, visit www.ripplenami.com.

About Entrepreneur Media, Inc.

For nearly 40 years, Entrepreneur Media Inc. has been serving the entrepreneurial community providing comprehensive coverage of business and personal success through original content and events. Entrepreneur magazine, Entrepreneur.com, and publishing imprint Entrepreneur Press provide solutions, information, inspiration and education read by millions of entrepreneurs and small business owners worldwide. To learn more, visit entrepreneur.com. Follow us on Twitter at @Entrepreneur and like us on Facebook at facebook.com/entmagazi For additional details on the E360 List and the companies recognized, visit: www.entrepreneur.com/360

RippleNami’s Visionary Founder Phil Gahn Honored as Business Development Executive of the Year

2nd Annual 2017 One Planet Best in Business and Professional Excellence Winner

San Diego, CA…December 11, 2017… RippleNami, Inc., a blockchain data visualization solution provider, announced that Phil Gahn, Founder and Chief Business Development Officer, has been named winner in the prestigious One Planet® Awards as Business Development Officer of the Year. The coveted One Planet Awards is world’s premier awards program honoring best in business and professional excellence in every industry from around the world. Organizations from all over the world submitted nominations including public and private, for-profit and non-profit, largest to smallest and new start-ups.

Phil is a true visionary, business development leader and not to mention survivor like no other.  His story is one that had the potential to cut him off from any kind of future.   As a young child, Phil witnessed terrible violence and at five-year-old was literally dropped off at a South Korean orphanage door.  But Phil did not let his difficulties stop him; his resilience, strength and determination drove him to work and study hard.  He vaguely remembers his father telling him to move to America if he ever got the opportunity.  Luckily adopted by an Ohio family, Phil thrived in aeronautics and received a scholarship to MIT at fourteen years old graduating at seventeen.

While in Africa, Phil grew frustrated by how each year billions of humanitarian aid in developing nations never reached those in need.   He asked the simple question, why can’t we connect to unconnected populations. He was not afraid to dip his toe in the sand when he set out to do social good.  He had a vision of connecting 5 billion unconnected people with an easy-to-use blockchain and mapping solution that leverages the mass adoption of mobile phones.  Gahn knew that if he could take his technology solution into developing countries, the world would forever be changed.  First stop: why not Africa?

“It’s an honor to be named a winner by One Planet Awards for this esteemed industry and peer recognition,” said Phil Gahn. “These awards are a testament to RippleNami’s commitment towards our bold vision of connecting unconnected people with an easy-to-use solution.”

“For a US based start-up, developing an African market is virtually impossible but not for Phil and his tenacity.   He has fought off every disease known to man, avoided corruption at the highest level and deals with threats every day.   We are honored to work with Phil and congratulate him on his recognition,” said Jaye Connolly-Labelle, chairman and chief executive officer at RippleNami.

About RippleNami, Inc.

RippleNami develops and deploys complete blockchain-based solutions to accelerate mass adoption of digital technologies in developing countries. RippleNami solutions drive new standards for cost-effectiveness and scalability, empowering any nation through digital transformation, and swiftly benefitting from its “Smart Country” status. RippleNami’s blockchain data visualization platform integrates diverse data sets from unlimited sources. The platform’s visualization capabilities paint a multi-dimensional picture of all strategic information to promptly identify trends, patterns and gaps to design and inform strategies faster. RippleNami solutions enable emergent economies to generate process, manage, share and transact information on a national scale – opening up a world of opportunities for economic inclusion for its citizens and independence for the nation. For more information about RippleNami, visit www.ripplenami.com.

About the One Planet Awards

One Planet Awards recognizes companies for their business and professional excellence. The One Planet Awards honors are currently conferred in category sections which include outstanding individuals, executives, teams, new products and services, PR, Marketing, and Corporate Communications, and organizations from all over the world. Learn more about the One Planet Awards at www.oneplanetawards.com and participate.

RippleNami’s Jaye Connolly-LaBelle Honored as Business Woman of the Year

San Diego Business Journal Celebrates San Diego’s Annual Woman of the Year

San Diego, CA…December 4, 2017… RippleNami, Inc., a blockchain data visualization solution provider, is recognized for its CEO, Jaye Connolly-LaBelle, chairman and chief executive officer, as San Diego’s Business Woman of the Year. This annual awards ceremony is hosted by the San Diego Business Journal and showcases prominent business leaders making their mark in history while elevating San Diego’s stature in the global business community.

Imagine a world where all the information most important to you rests at your fingertips… a world where vast streams of data are visualized in logical and actionable fashion… and a world where anyone equipped with a mobile phone can access the powerful benefits that RippleNami’s technology is already benefiting countries such as Sierra Leone and Kenya.

RippleNami is marching towards its bold vision of connecting 5 billion unconnected people with an easy-to-use blockchain and data visualization solution that leverages the mass adoption of mobile phones. Connolly-LaBelle and Phil Gahn, founder and chief business development officer, shared a deeply held conviction that driving social impact of this magnitude would be their singular cause with a global reach while leveraging their San Diego roots. Their determination to aggressively introduce and deploy RippleNami’s proprietary technology solution into developing countries is poised to change the global landscape in unforeseen ways. First stop: why not Africa?

“Receiving this distinction from our own backyard is the very essence of what fast-growing global startups like Ripplenami can expect from the San Diego ecosystem. Through our innovative technology, RippleNami is quickly affecting change for women and children in developing countries. We thank the San Diego judges who selected RippleNami and acknowledging our fast track to foster lasting change,” said Jaye Connolly-Labelle, chairman and chief executive officer at RippleNami.

The Annual Business Women of the Year program recognizes business leaders that are making a difference in both their workplaces and communities. Nominees were evaluated based on their innovation, entrepreneurship, professional accomplishment and community leadership.

About RippleNami, Inc.

RippleNami develops and deploys complete blockchain-based solutions to accelerate mass adoption of digital technologies in developing countries. RippleNami solutions drive new standards for cost-effectiveness and scalability, empowering any nation through digital transformation, and swiftly benefitting from its “Smart Country” status. RippleNami’s blockchain data visualization platform integrates diverse data sets from unlimited sources. The platform’s visualization capabilities paint a multi-dimensional picture of all strategic information to promptly identify trends, patterns and gaps to design and inform strategies faster. RippleNami solutions enable emergent economies to generate process, manage, share and transact information on a national scale – opening up a world of opportunities for economic inclusion for its citizens and independence for the nation. For more information about RippleNami, visit www.ripplenami.com.

About the San Diego Business Journal

Each year the San Diego Business Journal recognizes dynamic women business leaders contributing to San Diego’s corporate ecosystem. Now in its 24th year the San Diego Business Journal recognizes these leaders by hosting its biggest and most anticipated reception and awards program honoring the honorees and their guests. Celebrity emcees, a keynote speaker and the awards program are staples of this landmark event. Learn more about the Business Woman of the Year at www.sdbj.com/bizevents.