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RippleNami® Chairman and CEO to Speak at 31st Annual National Defense Department of the Navy Conference in San Diego

San Diego – July 22, 2018 – RippleNami, Inc., a provider of blockchain data visualization technology, announced today that its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Jaye Connolly-LaBelle, will speak at the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) Department of the Navy (DoN) Gold Coast Conference with Bank of America Merrill Lynch on July 25, 2019, in San Diego, California.

Connolly-LaBelle will share her in-depth experience working directly with foreign leaders, reveal the horsepower behind RippleNami’s technology platform and how it’s converting Africa’s development challenges into prosperity and furthering its sovereign powers.

Technology is the major driver of human advancement.  By 2030, Africa will have the world’s largest workforce.  RippleNami’s mission is for every one of the 1.3 billion current citizens to be connected, digitally skilled and an empowered global citizen. RippleNami is working closely with African leaders to execute on connecting unconnected people to resources and services needed with an easy-to-use blockchain data visualization solution leveraging the proliferation of mobile phones.  RippleNami is headquartered in San Diego with offices in Africa and the United Kingdom.

The DoN Gold Coast Event is the premier Navy procurement conference in the country. Gold Coast provides a forum to educate, guide, and assist businesses, large and small, in support of the warfighter mission within Department of the Navy and throughout the Department of Defense.

Leaders from both government and industry will discuss critical policy, programs and maritime service issues in insightful panels, workshops, and networking events to identify how to meet DoN needs with cutting edge solutions. Attendees will have an opportunity to connect with over 200 government agencies and industry organizations, including Acquisition Professionals from the 10 Navy Systems Commands acquisition commands. One-on-one matchmaking sessions provide a unique opportunity for industry personnel to meet key government procurement authorities. As the only DoN co-sponsored procurement event, Gold Coast is invaluable for everyone interested in growing their business through defense contracting.  The conference will be held July 24 -26, 2019 at the San Diego Convention Center.

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 National Defense Industrial Association 

The National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) is America’s leading Defense Industry association promoting national security. Each year NDIA holds an annual Department of the Navy Gold Coast Event which is the premier Navy procurement conference in the country. Gold Coast provides a forum to educate, guide, and assist businesses, large and small, in support of the warfighter mission within Department of the Navy and throughout the Department of Defense. The San Diego Chapter of NDIA is proud to present the NDIA 31st Annual Department of the Navy Gold Coast Small Business Procurement Event:  Engaging with Small Business to Fortify National Defense.  Visit www.ndia-sd.org for more information.

About Bank of America Merrill Lynch   

Bank of America Merrill Lynch is one of the world’s leading financial institutions, serving individual consumers, small and middle-market businesses and large corporations with a full range of banking, investing, asset management and other financial and risk management products and services. The company provides unmatched convenience in the United States, serving approximately 67 million client relationships with approximately 4,400 retail financial centers including more than 1,700 lending centers, more than 1,900 Merrill Edge investment centers and more than 1,300 business centers, approximately 16,100 ATMs, and award-winning digital banking with more than 36 million active users, including 25 million mobile users. Bank of America is a global leader in wealth management, corporate and investment banking and trading across a broad range of asset classes, serving corporations, governments, institutions and individuals around the world. Bank of America offers industry-leading support to approximately 3 million small business owners through a suite of innovative, easy-to-use online products and services. The company serves clients through operations across the United States, its territories and more than 35 countries. Bank of America Corporation stock (NYSE: BAC) is listed on the New York Stock Exchange. For more Bank of America news, visit www.bankofamerica.com.

Athena Pinnacle Awards Honors RippleNami® CEO

Connolly-LaBelle reaching a new Pinnacle at the Khumbu Ice Fall at the base of Mt. Everest, Nepal

California’s Signature Awards Celebrates Women Champions on May 7, 2019

San Diego – May 6, 2019 – 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 21st Anniversary Pinnacle Awards.  The Annual Pinnacle Awards Celebration is a staple in California’s technology and life sciences sectors, convening 600+ industry leaders to honor those advancing careers of women in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields.

In developing nations, females suffer from a multitude of market and cultural disadvantages.  For example, African women farmers are locked out of land ownership, do not have childcare, no access to proper tools, fertilizer or banks, and the list goes on.  African 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. RippleNami’s proprietary technology solution has been deployed into developing countries is poised to change the global landscape in unforeseen ways.

As an Athena board member, Connolly-LaBelle shares Athena’s deeply held conviction and singular cause to drive a societal impact of this magnitude leveraging her global reach and San Diego roots. Connolly-LaBelle realizes empowering women and children will make the world a better place. Connolly-LaBelle saw something in RippleNami she knew would impact the world & wanted to be part of the sea change it had the potential to affect. Connolly-LaBelle travels the globe witnessing circumstances she never dreamed imaginable. She is quickly helping advance the adoption of RippleNami’s technology to solve problems & change lives in unconnected nations by connecting those in need with essential data.

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 2019 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.

 

RippleNami® Board of Directors to Speak at Harvard University

Cambridge, Massachusetts – May 2, 2019 – RippleNami, Inc., a provider of blockchain data visualization technology, announced today that its valued Board of Directors member Glenn D. (Terry) Dunmire, III will speak at the Doing Business in Congo Forum, on May 3, 2019, at Center for African Studies in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

The Doing Business in Congo Forum at Harvard is dedicated to promoting dialogue around the business climate and investment opportunities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

The government of His Excellency the President of DRC Hon. Felix Tshisekedi has indicated its commitment to creating and sustaining a platform of economic growth and prosperity. This forum hopes to engage in dialogue around the issues needed to make this happen. The Democratic Republic of Congo is open for business.

Distinguished guests will include members of DRC government, private sector, leading entrepreneurs and academicians. This is event is sponsored by the Harvard University Center for African Studies.  Panelists will include:

  1. Stephen Lande (President, Manchester Trade)
  2. Glenn D. (Terry) Dunmire, III (Chairman, Groundswell and Board of Directors, RippleNami)
  3. Jean Claude Kabongo (Special Advisor to the President on Investments)
  4. Anthony Nkinzo Kamole (CEO, DRC Investment Agency)
  5. Patricia Nzolantima (Country Manager, Comuni-cart)
  6. Perry Mulenga Diyoka (COO, New Frontier Consulting)
  7. Jonathan Leye (Precision Agriculture)

Dunmire and RippleNami share a deep conviction that by empowering emerging countries, 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.

Dunmire brings decades of experience as an international attorney, investment banker, and business development specialist. As the Investment Banking and Strategic Business Development Advisor under USAID to the Governments of Egypt and Nigeria, Dunmire was responsible for the privatization programs and procedures having authored privatization processes and procedures for both.  Dunmire is an Honorary U.S. Ambassador for Sustainability to the United Nations General Assembly, former Chairman for Corporate Council on Africa’s Infrastructure Conferences, and Chairman for the committee that wrote policy recommendations for the Obama Administration. Dunmire is a two-time board member of the Corporate Council on Africa, Board of Directors of RippleNami, Inc., Chairman of Groundswell and is currently member of the Atlantic Council.

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 Harvard University Center for African Studies

The Harvard University Center for African Studies supports and promotes Africa-related seminars, workshops, events and conferences in Cambridge, the Boston area and in Johannesburg, South Africa.  For more information, please email africa@harvard.edu.

RippleNami® Chairman and CEO Joins UN Global Compact in San Francisco

Corporate Leaders Convene to Address the Future Face of the Global Workforce

San Diego – December 7, 2018 – RippleNami, Inc., a provider of blockchain data visualization technology, announces today that its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Jaye Connolly-LaBelle, will attend the UN Global Compact and Athena’s collaborative event in San Francisco, California on December 6-7, 2018.

As a leader in women’s empowerment through science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), Connolly-LaBelle joins Athena’s Chief Executive Officer, Holly Smithson, to address ways in which business can take action on promoting gender equality in the workplace, marketplace, and community.

Just returning from Uganda, Connolly-LaBelle spent time with the Wembly Mo Foundation, an orphanage full of talented youth.  “I asked each kid what they wanted to be when they grow up,” said Connolly-LaBelle.  “Full of laughter and joy, their responses ranged from doctor, lawyer, pilot, rapper, pastor, footballer to dancer. RippleNami supports these children and assists them in setting and reaching their dreams.”  Access Wembly’s children in French Montana’s Unforgettable music video.

“RippleNami is a commendable model of how companies can dramatically empower women and children, at scale, said Holly Smithson, CEO of Athena. The sheer horsepower behind RippleNami’s technology platform is converting Africa’s development challenges into prosperity by positioning women out of poverty and into financial independence.”

RippleNami operates on the premise that by empowering these deserving children that the world will experience rapid transformation.  RippleNami’s mission is clear: connect the globe’s unconnected citizens with identifications, resources, and services essential to survive and thrive by leveraging its proprietary technology and the mass adoption of mobile phones.

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 Athena

Athena is empowering progress together by advancing professional women in the STEM workforce. Athena offers its member community instruments for change through professional development, community investment, and market research. Its 20-year history of advancing women in one of the nation’s leading STEM hubs marks Athena as a premier women’s empowerment advocate. For more information visit www.athenasd.org and follow @athenasandiego.

RippleNami® and Golden Faith Foundation Empower Nigerian Human Trafficking Victims With Entrepreneurship Access

Rehabilitation and Reintegration of Victims Unlock Empowerment

San Diego – November 19, 2018 – RippleNami, Inc., a provider of blockchain data visualization technology, announces its partnership with the Golden Faith Foundation (GFF) to enhance humanitarian assistance for victims of human trafficking and other survivors. This critical partnership will focus on integrating RippleNami’s technology platform with GFF’s entrepreneurial development tools. Through GFF’s rehabilitation and reintegration program, this initiative will identify, train and mentor female survivors of trafficking to become entrepreneurs, while simultaneously dealing with their psychological trauma.

“What makes this project unique is its multi-dimensional approach that focuses on the re-integration of survivors with enduring sustainability,” says Jaye Connolly-LaBelle, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “RippleNami’s enabling technology will advance three essential pillars of this initiative with GFF and its expert affiliates including: 1) the physiological treatment of trauma, 2) the business and financial education, as well as 3) the business development training through mentorship. RippleNami understands the elevated security risks that victims escaping trafficking face and through its data intake and management platforms, it exceeds industry standards by ensuring vital data privacy and security throughout the initiative.”

This program commences on November 2018 in Palermo, Italy, one of the major countries where trafficked women are funneled and originate from Nigeria. Palermo estimates over 11,000 Nigerian women and girls are being victimized by this widespread epidemic, a 600% increase in trafficked victims over the last 3 years, in that region. This initiative will prepare Nigerian survivors to return to their native country and retake their roles in society as victors and heroes in their own right.

“Female victims of human trafficking are usually subject to reprisals and re-trafficking due to outstanding debt to traffickers,” says Oluwatobi “Tobi” Osobukola-Abubu, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of GFF. “They have to deal with physical and emotional trauma while  encountering the associated stigma of trafficking from their own communities. Upon safe return, they are then dislodged from that sense of community necessary for reintegration into society.  Working with RippleNami’s technology and industry partners, we can now connect these victims with the invaluable resources and services needed for a positive and sustained reintegration.”

GFF is an independent, non-profit, non–governmental organization founded by Oluwatobi “Tobi” Osobukola-Abubu. Tobi is well known for her vast experience in multilateral diplomacy, negotiations, business development, trade and other global developmental issues. She is a renowned problem solver with a strong desire to help people achieve their potential. GFF was a direct result of a research project uncovering the plight of human trafficking victims.

Key regional GFF’s partners in this project include B Innovative Enterprises and Blue Monarch who deeply share in GFF’s mission. B Innovative Enterprises was founded by an award-winning executive and strategic planner/facilitator, Sheila Martin-Askew. Blue Monarch Productions is a new, independent film and television production company founded by Damali M. McDowell-Rather & Demetrius D. Rather.

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 Golden Faith Foundation

Golden Faith Foundation is an independent, non-profit non-governmental organization (NGO) developed to provide humanitarian assistance through rehabilitation and reintegration of trafficked and other abused victims.  It was founded in 2017 as a proactive response to the high rate of human trafficking and other abuses like rape and child slavery; poverty and inadequate life skills amongst many women and youths in Nigeria. For more information about Golden Faith Foundation, visit www.goldenfaithfoundation.org.

 

 

 

AppsAfrica® Awards Recognizes RippleNami® for Changing Africa

AppsAfrica Innovation Awards 2018 Honors RippleNami in Cape Town

Nairobi, Kenya…. October 29, 2017 – RippleNami, Inc., a provider of blockchain data visualization technology, is honored to receive its designation as a finalist for the 4th Annual AppsAfrica Innovation Awards. On 12 November 2018, RippleNami will join the winner’s stage alongside four other finalists including Medixus (Kenya), Orange (Democratic Republic of Congo), Flutterwave (Nigeria) and Vanu, Inc. (Rwanda/Zambia).  This prestigious awards ceremony celebrates the best in class for mobile and technology across Africa.

“RippleNami’s blockchain data visualization platform empowers individuals and organizations to generate, collect, analyze and transact data to ultimately establish ‘smart economies.’  This award comes on the heels of RippleNami launching Kenya’s first real-time livestock traceability programme enabling trade and food safety that leverages the mass adoption of mobile phones” says Jaye Connolly-LaBelle, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, “and we are fueling the change in Africa at a rapid pace.”

Joyce Jerotich Yegon, East African Development Director, explains “we continue to aggressively deploy RippleNami’s proprietary livestock technology solution into developing countries and are changing the global landscape in unprecedented fashion.  Launching this programme mitigates legacy challenges like disease control and surveillance and traceability, drug residues in animals and animal products, insufficient health and food safety hygiene standards and systems, among others. RippleNami is changing Africa’s livestock producers lives by capturing essential data on husbandry including feeding, vaccinations and treatment. These empowered producers are now accessing improved markets, insurance services and credit facilities by leveraging their livestock enterprises as the collateral, while controlling livestock movement and husbandry management.  With RippleNami’s end-to-end solution, banks for the first time are now positioned to offer cattle owners micro-lending privileges and sustained financial support. This is a smart economy that’s changing Africa in real-time.”

The Annual Innovations Awards receives submissions from 39 countries showcasing solutions launched across all 54 African markets by start-ups, established ventures, and corporations. Unsurprisingly, a majority of entries come from Nigeria, South Africa, and Kenya, and others from smaller markets including Malawi, Sao Tome & Principe, Mauritania, and Liberia.

“The AppsAfrica Awards established in 2014, celebrates the crème of the crop in mobile and technology across the continent as many of these ventures lack the visibility and recognition their technologies deserve. This year produced a vast array of highly competitive entries from stunning new technologies utilizing AI, bots, and drones to mobile, health and education initiatives scaling across Africa,” shared Andrew Fassnidge founder of AppsAfrica.com.

The awards supported by Uber, JET8¸ Syntonic and Mobile Monday South Africa (MOMO) provide winners with industry recognition, global publicity and networking with 300+ industry peers at the awards ceremony in Cape Town on 12 November, on the eve of AfricaCom. Category winners are also invited to Africa Tech Summit Kigali 2019 to join 400+ tech leaders from across the continent.

 About RippleNami, Inc.

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 consumers with the information that matters most. 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 visit: www.ripplenami.com.

About AppsAfrica
AppsAfrica is a leading pan-African technology news portal and advisory service, dedicated to delivering the latest insight on mobile, tech and innovation in Africa. AppsAfrica Advisory provides strategic, tactical and operational Africa advisory services for mobile and tech ventures planning to launch or expand in Sub-Saharan Africa with a team of experienced advisors. Our events celebrate and connect the best in mobile and tech from across the African tech ecosystem with global players. Learn more about the AppsAfrica at www.appsafrica.com.

RippleNami® Designated Best Mapping Service Provider by Global Business Insight

U.K.  Based 2018 Global Business Insight Award Honors RippleNami’s Vision

San Diego – September 19, 2018 – RippleNami, Inc., a provider of blockchain data visualization technology, is honored by is designation as the U.S. Best Mapping Service Provider by the 2018 Global Business Insight Awards.

Global Business Insight selects awardees through its quantitative and qualitative analysis that measures each business against a set of appraisal criteria. These awards celebrate business leadership, innovation in finance and investment, and multi-sector success across the world’s seven continents.

“We greatly value this award that highlights the hard work and dedication of our team and its vision to solve global problems by lifting societies,” says said Jaye Connolly-LaBelle, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “Our data visualization solutions are designed to provide organizations with real-time data digitalization that assess challenges, large and small. RippleNami’s collaborative technology platform accelerates end-user adoption while delivering transparency and accountability to all involved stakeholders.”

“These annual awards bring light to the national stage around a very competitive industry,” says Global Business Insight. “Using our far-reaching and intense due-diligence, we identify the elite game changers for these prestigious honors.”

The Global Business Insight Awards seeks to identify and celebrate those who fall within the Business Insight umbrella, whilst not forgetting the advisors who helped them get there.  Global Business Insight is a knowledge-sharing platform committed to supplying the latest business news, financial analyses and developments across the globe.

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 Global Business Insight      

Global Business Insight is a knowledge sharing platform designed for and committed to sharing the latest business news, financial analyses and sector growths and developments from across the globe, with its audience. By tracking global markets, investigating happenings in the finance and investment sectors and reporting on the latest mergers and acquisitions on a monthly basis, we are confident that we pave the way to the deepest level of understanding of not only the challenges that businesses around the globe face everyday, but address how these challenges can be overcome and then discover the reasons how and why they differ from sector to sector.  For more information about Global Business Insight, visit www.globalbusinessinsightawards.com.

Empowering Women

RippleNami® Chairman and CEO to Speak at Bank of America Merrill Lynch Event

Empowering Women

San Diego – September 7, 2018 – RippleNami, Inc., a provider of blockchain data visualization technology, announced today that its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jaye Connolly-LaBelle will speak at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Luncheon, on September 7, 2018, in San Diego, California.

As a panelist alongside executives from San Diego Gas and Electric, Perfect Bar, and PRA Destination Management Company, Connolly-LaBelle will speak about global women empowerment, reveal the history and horsepower behind RippleNami’s technology platform and how its converting Africa’s development challenges into prosperity and furthering its sovereign powers.

Did you know: 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? Or, how about women farmers suffering from a multitude of market and cultural disadvantages that stem from a lack of land size and ownership tenure; authority on crop selections; market pricing indicators; and accessibility to capital resources necessary to fund and scale operations?

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.

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 Bank of America Merrill Lynch   

Bank of America Merrill Lynch is one of the world’s leading financial institutions, serving individual consumers, small and middle-market businesses and large corporations with a full range of banking, investing, asset management and other financial and risk management products and services. The company provides unmatched convenience in the United States, serving approximately 67 million client relationships with approximately 4,400 retail financial centers including more than 1,700 lending centers, more than 1,900 Merrill Edge investment centers and more than 1,300 business centers, approximately 16,100 ATMs, and award-winning digital banking with more than 36 million active users, including 25 million mobile users. Bank of America is a global leader in wealth management, corporate and investment banking and trading across a broad range of asset classes, serving corporations, governments, institutions and individuals around the world. Bank of America offers industry-leading support to approximately 3 million small business owners through a suite of innovative, easy-to-use online products and services. The company serves clients through operations across the United States, its territories and more than 35 countries. Bank of America Corporation stock (NYSE: BAC) is listed on the New York Stock Exchange. For more Bank of America news, visit www.bankofamerica.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.

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.