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RippleNami Helps Nuru International Visualize Change in Underdeveloped African Nations with its Customizable Mapping Platform

Mapping Solution Supports Nuru’s Mission to End Extreme Poverty by Distilling Big Data and Layering in Customizable Information

 

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Nov. 2, 2015)RippleNami, a cloud-based visualization platform, today announced that Nuru International, a nonprofit working to end extreme poverty in remote rural areas, has adopted its intuitive technology to support the organization’s sustainable community development projects. A new and innovative approach to custom mapping, RippleNami allows customers including corporations, NGOs, and emergency management organizations to cost-effectively access a wide variety of information that matters most to them in real time, while layering in internal data points relevant to their organization’s objectives.

“By empowering people around the globe with real-time, easily accessible information, we believe we can help connect the billions of people from developed and underdeveloped regions to foster positive change,” commented, Phil Gahn, RippleNami co-founder and chief business development officer. “RippleNami’s mission is to harness and transform big data into a single visualization source that helps the world’s change agents realize endless possibilities.”

Nuru International plans on leveraging RippleNami’s technology to support more than 85,000 people across Kenya and Ethiopia by integrating its proprietary data related to agriculture, financial inclusion, healthcare and education stored in Salesforce into the platform as a way to better visualize location-based information. Armed with this real-time mapped data, Nuru field staff working with farmer households will have the right information at their immediate disposal to help expedite decision making, track and locate resources and address each community’s most pressing needs. Additionally, the technology will help the organization monitor local crime and regional terrorist threats to protect Nuru staff and farmer households working to help locals rise above and combat poverty.

“Because RippleNami was founded by people who have decades of experience living and working in underdeveloped nations, they not only understand the challenges, limitations and opportunities facing the populations we serve, but the challenges organizations like ours face in trying to help,” said Jake Harriman, founder and CEO of Nuru International. “From monitoring crop yields and disease outbreaks to tracking regional security threats, RippleNami will help us easily visualize the information we need to significantly improve the quality of life for people in these rural areas.”

Nuru International equips local leaders in underdeveloped nations in Sub-Saharan Africa with the tools and knowledge needed to guide their communities out of extreme poverty by solving their most prevalent challenges including hunger, inability to cope with financial shocks, preventable disease and death and lack of access to quality education. A primary focus for Nuru is enabling smallholder farmers to increase yields from subsistence to surplus that can be translated into household income. As part of this mission, Nuru will use RippleNami to monitor household food security in its operational area.

“Until now, there hasn’t been a single mapping solution out there that’s easily customizable, user-friendly and cost-effective, enabling organizations like Nuru International to quickly access data that is critical to their operations,” said Jaye Connolly-LaBelle, president and chief operating officer of RippleNami. “The beauty of our visualization platform is that it doesn’t require extensive training or a geographic information system expert. With endless applications, RippleNami puts the power of big data and sophisticated technology directly into the hands of organizations so they can focus on what’s most important—making a difference in their world.”

A cloud-based platform, RippleNami is device agnostic, allowing organizations to assess operations in real-time based on different data sets, overlaying information so it is presented in a clear, easy to understand single view. The platform can also be customized for various staff levels, controlling access and distribution of valuable data with specific profiles and permissions. All data and data paths are encrypted and protected with best-in-class data security practices.

For more information about RippleNami, please visit www.ripplenami.com.

About Nuru International

Nuru International is a U.S.-based social venture on a mission to end extreme poverty in remote, rural areas. It establishes sustainable community development projects, such as Nuru Kenya and Nuru Ethiopia, to deliver high touch, holistic programming – in Agriculture, Financial  Inclusion, Healthcare and Education—to engage all household members in building resilience and ending intergenerational poverty.

Since 2009, Nuru has partnered with farmer households to consistently increase crop yields, food security and income. Nuru farmer yields have increased 56 percent more on average than farmers’ yields in the comparison group. In addition, Nuru farmer households have shown a 12 to 14 percent increase in the adoption of healthy behaviors relative to the comparison group since 2013. Moreover, children in grades 2-5 who receive Nuru Outreach have demonstrated a 6 percent increase in literacy proficiency over time in comparison with non-Nuru students. Nuru believes that with access to opportunity and meaningful choices, families can and will graduate from surviving today to planning for tomorrow. For more information, visit Nuruinternational.org, like facebook.com/nuruinternational and follow @IAmNuru on Twitter.

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.

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Emily Lynn Anderson
Havas Formula
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ripplenami@havasformula.com

Jaye Connolly-LaBelle of RippleNami Named a Finalist for Women Who Mean Business Awards

President and COO of San Diego Technology Start-up to be Honored at the San Diego Business Journal’s Annual Event

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Oct. 29, 2015) – Jaye Connolly-LaBelle, president and chief operating officer of RippleNami, a cloud-based visualization platform, has been named a finalist for the 22nd Annual Women Who Mean Business Awards. The awards program is presented by San Diego Business Journal and honors women who have made a difference in their communities, blazed a trail for others and are leaving an indelible mark on business in San Diego.

As president and COO, 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 angel 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.

Prior to joining the executive team at RippleNami, Connolly-LaBelle served in executive roles at both private and publicly traded corporations, leading acquisitions totaling more than $2 billion in revenue. As CEO of PathCentral, a global cloud-based technology and services company, Connolly-LaBelle was able to transition the company from a founder-run business to strategic global growth company, resulting in a successful acquisition of both the laboratory services and technology divisions. She also served as president and CEO of A-Life Medical, Inc., which was also successfully acquired under her leadership.

Connolly-LaBelle and her fellow finalists will be honored at a reception hosted by San Diego Business Journal on November 18 at the Town and Country Resort and Convention Center.
For more information about the Women Who Mean Business Awards, please visit www.sdbj.com.
For more information about RippleNami, please visit www.ripplenami.com.

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.

RippleNami Announces Debut of rWAVES™ Web Application Platform

Real-time, searchable visualization mapping platform enables better decision making

San Diego, CA (June 22, 2015) – RippleNami, the leader in collecting, organizing and visualizing global data, today announced the debut of rWAVES™. Designed to fundamentally change how customers interact with the world around them, rWAVES seamlessly integrates physical and digital information using maps to provide real time awareness, communication and operations anywhere around the globe.

“Our technology indexes, categorizes and connects information to a map that adds depth and meaning, fundamentally changing how data is used,” said Bill VanDeWeghe, president and CEO of RippleNami. “Users now have the ability to seamlessly aggregate data into a real-time, searchable visualization platform that enables better decision making not otherwise available on the market.”

It all starts with a map™

The global population now exceeds seven billion people and we know little about five billion of them. Mobile devices are now in use across the globe connecting people to each other and to information. “More than simply being connected to information, people and devices need to be connected to computing power. rWAVES solves the growing issue of transforming billions of bits of data from a wide variety of sources and formats into a single, easy to use visualization platform,” said Phil Gahn, co-founder of RippleNami. “Mobile devices and their users can finally transcend past limitations of processing, storage and location with our cloud-based application.”

With rWAVES, people can now collaborate in real time around the world with improved efficiency and accuracy of information.

Data for awareness, data for action™

RippleNami developed rWAVES specifically to meet the needs of organizations working in complex environments with very little relevant or recent information. More importantly, rWAVES intuitively converts a vast amount of unstructured data from the widest variety of sources into a user-friendly interface.

In addition to the nimble platform, rWAVES offers users an affordable option. rWAVES is built on a platform agnostic, cloud based system that alleviates the need for new hardware and the costs associated with hiring IT engineers or GIS specialists.

“Our customers are global with many working in extremely under-developed regions under adverse conditions, which means they need instant access to reliable information and the ability for anyone to retrieve the information.” Jaye Connolly-LaBelle, COO of RippleNami. “Our customers now have the ability to track and visualize global, regional and local events such as natural disasters, man-made disasters, logistics issues, and social media. The outcome is more informed, timely decisions concerning personnel, assets and resources.”

About RippleNami

RippleNami provides big data mapping solutions that simplify and improve the effectiveness of customer interactions. RippleNami helps individuals, groups, emergency operation centers, corporations, and NGOs around the world track and visualize assets, resources, events and personnel. For more information, visit www.ripplenami.com.

Media Contact:

Phil Gahn
phil@ripplenami.com
+1 (760) 908-6655