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RippleNami Named Finalist in Two Categories 14th Annual Stevie® Awards for Women in Business

Stevie Award Winners to Be Announced in New York on November 17, 2017

San Diego, CA…..October 10, 2017…..RippleNami, Inc. a blockchain data visualization solution provider, was named a Finalist in both Best New Product and Startup of the Year categories in the 14th annual Stevie® Awards for Women in Business, and will ultimately be a Gold, Silver, or Bronze Stevie Award winner in the program.

The Stevie Awards for Women in Business honor women executives, entrepreneurs, employees and the companies they run – worldwide. The Stevie Awards have been hailed as the world’s premier business awards.

“This is tremendous acknowledgement of RippleNami’s first-of-its-kind blockchain visualization technology. We are honored to be recognized as we roll out Africa’ first “Smart Country.” We operate with a clear understanding that data is the new currency in today’s economy,” said Jaye Connolly-LaBelle, President and Chief Executive Officer of RippleNami.

Two weeks ago, at the United Nations General Assembly, Sierra Leone’s delegation made a bold announcement to partner with RippleNami to transform Sierra Leone into Africa’s first “Smart Country.” The program accelerates progress toward achieving President Koroma’s vision for Sierra Leone to become a green, inclusive, middle-income country.

RippleNami architects the blockchain data visualization platform that empowers citizens and organizations across the nation to generate, collect, analyze and transact data while positioning Sierra Leone as Africa’s very first “Smart Country.” By leapfrogging legacy information communication technology (ICT) systems with RippleNami’s proprietary technology platform, Africa countries are finally poised to penetrate global markets, obtain economic independence, and elevate the prosperity of its people.

“Every year we say that the current crop of Stevies for Women nominations couldn’t be better, and the next year we’re proven wrong,” said Michael Gallagher, founder and president of the Stevie Awards. “The judges’ scores and comments bear witness to the fact that this year we will honor a truly remarkable class of women and women-led organizations in New York on November 17.”

More than 1,500 entries were submitted this year for consideration in more than 90 categories, including Executive of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year, Company of the Year, Startup of the Year, Women Helping Women, and Women Run Workplace of the Year. RippleNami is a Finalist in the Best New Product and Startup of the Year category.

Finalists were chosen by more than 170 professionals worldwide serving on five specialized judging committees. Jurors’ average scores will also determine the Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award placements from among the finalists.

Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners will be announced during a gala event at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York on Friday, November 17. Nominated women executives and entrepreneurs from the USA and several other countries are expected to attend. The event will be broadcast on Livestream.

Details about the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the list of Finalists in all categories are available at www.StevieAwards.com/Women.

About RippleNami, Inc.
RippleNami develops and deploys complete blockchain-based solutions to accelerate mass adoption of digital technologies in any developing country. RippleNami solutions drive new standards for cost-effectiveness and scalability, empowering any nation to transform itself through digitization, and swiftly benefit from a “Smart Country” standing. RippleNami’s blockchain data visualization platform integrates diverse data sets from unlimited sources. The platform’s visualization capability paints a multi-dimensional picture of all relevant information to quickly identify trends, patterns and gaps to produce informed decisions 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 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 Great Employers, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business 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.

RippleNami Announces Partnership to Accelerate the Use of Blockchain in the Digitization of West Africa: Data Edge Revenue joins RippleNami to advance the adoption of blockchain-based services to foster positive change in the region

SAN DIEGO, California – September 6, 2017, RippleNami, Inc., provider of the only blockchain map-based data visualization platform, announces a partnership with Data Edge Revenue, a Freetown, Sierra Leone based systems integration company focused on advancing digitization in West Africa. The partnership provides blockchain-based solutions to help public and private players deliver economic opportunities, critical services and resources to improve the lives of the people of West Africa.

“Data now serves as a key currency in today’s economy,” said Jaye Connolly-LaBelle, president and chief executive officer of RippleNami. “This partnership accelerates the local and global benefits that this new currency delivers, while sparing West African countries the inefficiencies and costs of legacy data silos.”

“Our partnership comes at the right time. Today, West African countries lack physical records, much less the digital data needed to connect its citizens to social services and economic opportunities,” said Malador Sowe, president and chief executive officer of Data Edge Revenue. “Fortunately, blockchain and cloud computing advancements, as well as the embracement of mobile lifestyles, enable West African countries to leapfrog legacy systems to quickly make essential services affordable and accessible on a large scale. RippleNami’s unique visualization technology makes complex data relevant and intuitive, a prerequisite to widespread adoption of these services in emerging economies.”

“Data Edge Revenue and RippleNami share the vision that digitization is the most powerful path to enabling social and economic advancement. Digitization will enable the people of West Africa to fully participate in the global economy, and move from taxpayers-to-shareholders,” said Phil Gahn, chief business development officer and founder of RippleNami. “Data Edge Revenue brings the go-to-market experience and deep relationships with consumers, enterprises and governments in the region to drive investment, collaboration and adoption.”

The RippleNami / Data Edge Revenue partnership reinforces RippleNami’s commitment to serve Africa’s nascent technology market. Connolly-LaBelle said, “Our experience in East Africa shows that map-based visualization unlocks the power of big data technologies like blockchain. Without providing visual context, blockchain-based systems will struggle to deliver large-scale, advanced social, economic and civic benefits.  This partnership builds on our growing momentum to bring these benefits to people throughout Africa.”

About RippleNami, Inc.

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 blockchain and 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, nonprofits and foreign government 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 ripplenami.com.

About Data Edge Revenue

Based in Freetown, Sierra Leone, the Data Edge Revenue is focused on delivering and deploying integrated technology solutions to help West African countries become fully digitized. The company works directly with government agencies, local businesses and non-governmental organizations to deploy blockchain technology to help them better serve their communities.

RippleNami Produces Map of Need for United Kingdom’s Veterans: Map Eases Access to Services for 5 Million United Kingdom’s Veterans and Family Members

NEWCASTLE, England—September 5, 2017RippleNami, Inc., provider of a blockchain, map-based data visualization platform accessed via the cloud, proudly announced today that, together with Northumbria University in Newcastle, England, it has been selected by the United Kingdom’s (U.K.) Ministry of Defence’s Covenant Fund to produce a comprehensive map of health and social care needs for its nearly three million veterans located throughout the U.K. RippleNami will work with Northumbria University’s Northern Hub for Veterans and Military Families to deliver an interactive map bearing up-to-date strategic information that will aid in planning and resource allocation, while connecting veterans and their families with critical resources.

Veterans transitioning from service to those at the end of their life face the daunting challenge of locating and accessing the services and resources they and their families need to thrive. This includes locations of hospitals, substance abuse clinics, education centers, financial assistance, employment assistance, housing and shelters – all of the services that veterans and their families desperately need and deserve. Likewise, charitable organizations serving veterans do not have visibility into their veteran population in terms of the type and location of services most needed.

“We are delighted to work with RippleNami on this U.K. first. They have a strong track record in the field and are confident that this project will be a huge benefit to veterans and also to those who commission and provide services for them by providing a comprehensive map of all available veterans’ services throughout the U.K., as well as an accurate picture of the ongoing health and social care needs of our veteran population,” said Dr. Matt Kiernan, Associate Professor of Mental Health and Veteran Studies at Northumbria University and a former Lieutenant Commander in the Queen Alexandra’s Royal Naval Nursing Service “This vital information will enable us to better assess and understand their needs so we can ensure services are being delivered.”

What is most unique about the cloud-based technology is its ability to capture data as a by-product of a user looking for help. As a user interacts with and searches for help on the map, the application records every click by the user providing an accurate record of what services each user is looking for, with the coordinates of where they are looking. The cumulative data produced by users, once analyzed, will deliver up-to-date strategic information to the Ministry of Defence’s Covenant Fund Team.

“RippleNami is committed to connecting unconnected veterans with critical services they deserve and need to thrive. We are honored to support Northumbria University to further their initiative of ensuring veterans and their families gain access to the resources they need,” said Jaye Connolly-LaBelle, RippleNami President and Chief Executive Officer. “To further this effort, we have opened an office in Newcastle, England to continue our mission of improving the world through social good.”

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 blockchain and 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, nonprofits and foreign government 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 Northumbria University

The Northern Hub for Veterans and Military Families Research is a research centre that has established strong collaboration between academics, service providers and service users with an interest in improving the health and social wellbeing of veterans and their families across the life span.  The hub has been developed by Dr. Matthew Kiernan and Dr. Mick Hill and has attained a credible track record in successful collaboration with state and third-sector providers invested in the health and wellbeing of military veterans and their families. The Northern Hub currently holds two substantial research grants from the Covenant Fund and the Royal British Legion (RBL). The covenant funded aged veterans’ limbless study is currently six months ahead of schedule and we will complete the RBL study in May of this year. Both of these studies will have the potential for significant impact on the health and social care of veterans. As noted above, the Northern Hub exists as part of Northumbria University, and as such is subject the wider university governance process.  For more information about Northumbria University, visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/business-services/engage-with-us/the-northern-hub-for-military-veterans-and-families-research.

About Covenant Fund

The Covenant Fund was established to support the armed forces community with a promise from the nation that those who serve or have served, and their families, are treated fairly. The Covenant Fund focuses on families in stress and strengthening local government delivery of the covenant to support the forces through services, policy and projects.  For more information about the Covenant Fund, visit www.gov.uk/government/collections/covenant-fund#background-information.

RippleNami, Inc. Wins Four Stevie® Awards in 2017 International Business Awards

Winners to Be Celebrated at Gala Event on 21 October in Barcelona, Spain

San Diego, CA – August 21, 2017 – RippleNami, Inc. a provider of blockchain map-based data visualization platform announced today that it has been named the winner of four Stevie® Awards in the categories of Best Data Visualization Technology; Start Up of the Year; Corporate Social Responsibility Program and Women of the Year in The 14th Annual International Business Awards.

“RippleNami is very passionate about the ways in which our Company uses technology for corporate social responsibility and empowering women. RippleNami’s efforts in Africa – are truly making a significant difference. We are honored to earn four Stevies, and thank the judges for their recognition,” cited Jaye Connolly-LaBelle, president and chief executive officer at RippleNami.

“According to judges’ comments, they clearly cited the change RippleNami is affecting. One judge noted, ‘Brilliant idea. Saw a problem and came up with an innovative solution that made people’s lives easier,’ and another said, ‘RippleNami is in prime position to capitalize on the world’s need for visual data.’ We couldn’t be more proud of such acknowledgements from these prominent judges and congratulate our global team for their unrelenting commitment to our company and to social advancements,” Connolly-Labelle said.

“The IBA judges from across the world were highly impressed with the nominations they reviewed this year. With the level of achievement documented in the nominations from 60 nations, the Stevie Awards are proud to honor organizations that demonstrate a high level of achievement in a variety of industries” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards. “We look forward to sharing many of these stories with people around the world over the coming months, through the Stevie Awards blog and social media channels, with the hope to inspire others to high achievement.”

The International Business Awards are the world’s premier business awards program. Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word for “crowned,” the awards will be presented to winners at a gala awards banquet at the W Hotel in Barcelona, Spain on October 21, 2017.

Details about The International Business Awards and the lists of Stevie Award winners are available at www.StevieAwards.com/IBA.

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 blockchain and 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, nonprofits and foreign government 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 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 nominations 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.

RippleNami, Inc. Honored as Two-Time Winner in the 9th Annual 2017 Golden Bridge Awards® Best Product Innovation of the Year & Management Team of the Year

San Diego, CA – August 15, 2017 – RippleNami, Inc., a provider of blockchain map-based data visualization platform has earned the prestigious Silver and Bronze honors in the Golden Bridge Awards® for Best Product Innovation of the Year and Management Team of the Year, respectively. The coveted annual Golden Bridge Awards program encompasses the world’s best organizations from every major industry in the world including public and private, for-profit and non-profit, largest to smallest and new start-ups.

Honorees include big-name brands like Cisco and John Hancock Insurance and innovative startups like RippleNami. Winners will be honored in San Francisco on Monday, September 18, 2017 during the annual Red Carpet Golden Bridge Awards Ceremony.

RippleNami knew that if they could take the technology solution into developing countries, the world would forever be changed. RippleNami was founded on the idea that there needs to be a much easier way to securely collect and visualize any data on a map. With a team that has extensive experience working in developing countries, we realized that many organizations struggle with digital identities, asset tracking, supply chain, location of basic resources such as water wells, healthcare, schools, contagious diseases, security issues and other critical information are actually occurring. We have simplified blockchain and geolocation so anyone – regardless of education – can easily obtain and put this information on to a map and then be able to collaborate. Our ability to ingest any kind of data including blockchain and map it makes us truly unique.

“It’s an honor to be named a winner by Golden Bridge Awards for this esteemed industry and peer recognition,” said Jaye Connolly-LaBelle. “These awards are a testament to RippleNami’s commitment to positively impacting the lives of many by making a difference in the way people connect using our novel blockchain and mapping solution.  More importantly, I am honored to be working alongside our great executive management team including Phil Gahn, Chief Business Development Officer; Kendra Berger, Chief Financial Officer; Amy Johnson, Vice President of Operations; and Luis Valles, Vice President of Engineering.”

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 blockchain and 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, nonprofits and foreign government 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 Golden Bridge Awards

Golden Bridge Awards are an annual industry and peer recognition program honoring best companies in every major industry from large to small and new start-ups in North America, Europe, Middle-East, Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Latin-America, Best New Products and Services, Best Innovations, Management and Teams, Women in Business and the Professions, Case Studies, Customer Satisfaction, and PR and Marketing Campaigns from all over the world. Learn more about Golden Bridge Awards at www.goldenbridgeawards.com.

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RippleNami, Inc. Wins Gold in Best in Biz Awards 2017 International Most Socially Responsible Company of the Year

San Diego, California – July 26, 2017 – RippleNami, Inc., a provider of a blockchain map-based data visualization platform accessed via the cloud. has been named the gold winner in the Most Socially Responsible Company of the Year category in Best in Biz Awards 2017 International, the only independent global business awards program judged each year by prominent editors and reporters from top-tier publications from around the world.

RippleNami is quickly affecting change in developing nation by connecting unconnected populations with an innovative blockchain and mapping solution that allows anyone to map their world. RippleNami created a visible and secure way for people to resolve a myriad of problems involving data veracity, document control, big data management, property protection, and identity management through an incorruptible network.  RippleNami knew that if they could take the technology solution into developing countries, the world would forever be changed.

“As a rapidly growing, fast-paced startup technology company with a strong focus on corporate social responsibility, RippleNami is quickly impacting the lives of many by making a difference in the way people connect using our novel blockchain and mapping solution.  We genuinely appreciate that the judges in the Best in Biz award program recognized the power of the change RippleNami’s innovative solution is affecting and noticed the Company’s successes to date,” explained Jaye Connolly-Labelle, president and chief executive officer at RippleNami.

Almost 300 public and private companies hailing from all sectors of the global economy from more than 30 countries competed in Best in Biz Awards’ fifth annual International program. Best in Biz Awards 2017 International honors were once again presented in a range of categories, including Fastest-Growing Company of the Year, Most Socially Responsible Company of the Year, Most Innovative Company of the Year, Support Department of the Year, Executive of the Year, Most Innovative Product, Enterprise Product and Consumer Product of the Year.

Winners in the 5th annual program were determined based on scoring from an independent panel of judges hailing from a wide spectrum of top-tier publications and media outlets and from 15 countries and all continents. Best in Biz Awards’ uniqueness stems, in part, from the composition of its judging panels. Each year, only editors, writers and contributors to business, consumer, financial, trade and technology publications, as well as broadcast outlets and analyst firms, are invited to serve as judges. Structured this way, Best in Biz Awards can best leverage the expertise, experience and objectivity of its influential judges to determine award winners.

“More than twenty years after the internet became a must-have tool and medium for businesses, it’s fascinating to see how leading firms, as encapsulated by this strong crop of Best in Biz Awards contenders, demonstrate how far we’ve come,” said Mathew Schwartz, judging his fourth Best in Biz Awards competition. “I was especially struck by how strong the cloud computing segment continues to be — not just apps but also infrastructure — and how even with the best technology in the world, user interface design and the user experience remains so crucial.”

This year’s judging panel included writers and contributors to such publications as ARD (Germany), Business Breakfast (United Arab Emirates), Computer Hoy (Spain), Data Breach Today (United Kingdom), HT Mobile (Israel), IAA Magazine (United Arab Emirates), InBusiness (Cyprus and Greece), Irish Independent (Ireland), Radio Ngati Porou (New Zealand), TechHim (India), TechnoFILE.com (Canada), Tune Media (Singapore), Ventures Africa (Nigeria), and Wirausaha & Keuangan (Indonesia).

For a full list of gold, silver and bronze winners in Best in Biz Awards 2017 International, visit: http://intl.bestinbizawards.com/intl-2017-winners.

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 blockchain and 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, nonprofits and foreign government 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 Best in Biz Awards
Since 2011, Best in Biz Awards, Inc. has made its mark as the only independent business awards program judged each year by a who’s who of prominent reporters and editors from top-tier publications from North America and around the world. Best in Biz Awards honors are conferred in two separate programs: North America and International, and in 65 categories, including company, team, executive, product, and PR and media. For more information about the International program, see: http://intl.bestinbizawards.com.

RippleNami, Inc. Appoints to the Board of Directors Terry Dunmire and Parker Hinshaw

SAN DIEGO–July 12, 2017–RippleNami, Inc., a provider of a blockchain map-based data visualization platform accessed via the cloud, announced today the appointment of Terry Dunmire, co-founder and chairman of the board of directors of Groundswell, and Parker Hinshaw, founder of Bootstrap Incubation, LLC. RippleNami has developed an intuitive, cloud-based, visualization platform that allows anyone to map their world.

“We are excited to welcome to RippleNami’s board of directors, Terry and Parker, who are collaborate leaders and innovative entrepreneurs,” said Jaye Connolly-LaBelle, CEO and board member of RippleNami, Inc. “Both Terry and Parker have remarkable success serving as strategic advisors to several companies.”

Terry Dunmire is an international attorney, investment banker and business development specialist. His experience encompasses mergers and acquisitions in infrastructure and services industries, international business development growth in emerging markets and investment banking advisor to governments in support of privatization efforts. Terry was responsible for the privatization programs and procedures for Nigeria (BPE) and Egypt (PEO) as well as a strategic advisor business development. While serving on the Board of Directors of Corporate Council on Africa he chaired the “Policy Recommendations for Africa for the Obama Administration.” He is currently the strategic advisor to several companies for business development, an advisor to the Morven Center at the University of Virginia and a member of the Atlantic Council.

Parker Hinshaw is a collaborative leader and innovative serial entrepreneur who provides business development and strategic expertise to Bootstrap’s early-stage companies. He is a board member of Indigo BioAutomation, CloudOne, Assay Depot and Rhombus Energy Solutions, and serves as board member and Chief Executive Officer for MD Revolution. Prior to Bootstrap, Parker founded maxIT Healthcare in 2001, which he grew into the largest and fastest growing privately held health care information technology company, at the time of its acquisition by SAIC in 2012. He also founded Resources in Healthcare Innovations (RHI), a successful health care IT consulting firm, which merged with DAOU Systems in 1998. Previously, he served as CIO and Regional Vice President of Operations for a leading outsourcing firm, developed and implemented technology systems for Community Hospitals of Indianapolis and developed information technology for Eli Lilly and the State of Indiana.

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 blockchain and 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, nonprofits and foreign government 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.

Contacts

RippleNami, Inc.
Phil Gahn, Chief Business Development Officer
+1 760 908 6655
phil@ripplenami.com