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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 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.

Techpoint: Thomson Reuters Announces Finalist for Africa Startups Challenge 2016

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Thomson Reuters, in partnership with Venture Capital For Africa (VC4A), launched the Africa Startups Challenge; an initiative that provides a platform for startups to partner as they grow into lucrative businesses. Using smart data tools, teams from across Thomson Reuters have identified fourteen startups on VC4A for the Challenge.

The startups nominated for the Africa Startups Challenge award are from the following 10 categories: Agri-tech (including land administration), Big data analytics, Blockchain, Digital government, Education Internet of Things, Fintech, Media-tech, Mobile technology, Supply chain.

This list presents the ventures identified by the challenge, startups tapping into scalable markets with clear potential to scale.

Here are the nominees:

Abacus: Abacus helps investors make and execute smarter, faster and more decisions by providing access to real time market data, news and analytics for the Nairobi Securities Exchange.

Academix: Academix is an aggregator and e-library of Nigeria focused research and knowledge resources, cutting across multiple disciplines.

AgroData: AgroData is an AgriTech firm which deploys technology to make tropical farming more efficient.

African Markets: African Markets is a web platform entirely dedicated to African stocks.

BenBen: BenBen uses blockchain technology to provide governments , financial institutions, realtors and the general public instant access to property information through an easy to use searchable interface.

Ensibuuko: Ensibuuko offers financial institutions an easy and efficient means to manage and track information and to reach underserved (unbanked) communities such as farmers.

Farmdrive: Farmdrive is a mobile tech, agri-tech startup that looks to advance bankable farmer initiatives.

Kwanji: Kwanji is an online FX comparison and payment platform providing businesses in Africa with unrestricted access to the very best FX rates.

Mavuno: Mavuno is a mobile tech and supply chain startup that connects farmers and urban wholesale traders through SMS in East Africa.

RippleNami: RippleNami offers an intuitive visualization platform that allows anyone to map their world with real-time information, enabling them to make better and faster critical decisions.

Smart Finance: Smart Finance makes it easy for micro-businesses to keep track of their financial activities, maintain business records and subsequently gain access to finance.

Tech 4 Farmers: Tech 4 Farmers is a global agribusiness and financial services provider operating a digital commodities exchange hedged with warehouse receipts.

Vault: de-risks investor communications through a SaaS model that ensures timely and relevant information is delivered to investors.

Zenvus Smartfarm: Zenvus Smartfarm is an agri-Tech and IoT startup that uses sensors and algorithms to advise farmers on the health of their crops. The data is also sold (anonymized) to commodity traders.

A winner will be announced at the upcoming Africa Summit 2016 to receive a $10,000 cash prize. The Thomson Reuters Africa Summit 2016, in association with CNBC Africa is taking place on October 13-14, 2016 at The Westin in Cape Town, South Africa.