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RippleNami® Chairman and CEO Named a Finalist for San Diego Magazine’s Celebrating Women Awards

San Diego – September 24, 2018 – RippleNami, Inc., a provider of blockchain data visualization technology, is proud to announce its Chairman and CEO, Jaye Connolly-LaBelle, has been named a finalist for The San Diego Magazine’s Celebrating Women Awards in the “Industry Leader” category.  According to the San Diego Magazine, the award “recognizes an individual who is a dynamic and passionate leader who has a positive influence on others and works tirelessly for causes near and dear to her heart. Women who’ve successfully executed on a strategy, and transformed their business line or brand.”

“Receiving this distinction from our backyard is the very essence of what fast-growing global startups like RippleNami can expect from the San Diego ecosystem. Through our innovative technology, we realize empowering women and children in developing countries will make the world a better place,” said Connolly-LaBelle. “We thank the San Diego Magazine who recognizes RippleNami and acknowledges our fast track to foster lasting change.”

RippleNami is quickly helping advance adoption of their technology to solve problems and change lives in unconnected nations by connecting those in need with essential data.  Their determination to aggressively introduce and deploy RippleNami’s proprietary technology solution into developing countries is changing the global landscape of unforeseen ways.

The San Diego Magazine’s Celebrating Women Awards will be held on September 25, 2018, at The Westgate Hotel. There, category winners will be announced, and attendees will have the opportunity to connect with nominees. For more information visit: http://www.sandiegomagazine.com/San-Diego-Magazine/January-2018/Celebrating-Women-2018

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.

RippleNami® Wins 2018 Asia-Pacific Stevie® Awards

RippleNami Takes the Stage in Hong Kong for Premier Business Award

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

About RippleNami

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

About the Stevie® Awards

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

About RippleNami, Inc.

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

About the One Planet Awards

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

RippleNami Doubles Up at Annual Stevie® Awards for Women in Business

Awarded Startup of the Year and Best New Product

San Diego, CA…November 27, 2017…RippleNami, Inc. a blockchain data visualization solution provider, receives Startup of the Year Gold Award and Best New Product Silver Award in the 14th Annual Stevie® Awards for Women in Business in New York City.

The Stevie Awards for Women in Business is an international competition for female executives highlighting key players and innovative firms that are providing the world with cutting edge technologies.  Produced by the creators of the premier International Business Awards and American Business Awards, they cast a spotlight on 1500 nominations from 25 nations on businesses developing and sharing their ideas to fundamentally evolve the business world and the lives of consumers.

“RippleNami is honored to share the stage with these global leaders particularly as we roll out Africa’s first “Smart Country” and Africa’s most digitally advanced “Livestock Identification and Traceability System,” said Jaye Connolly-LaBelle, President and Chief Executive Officer of RippleNami.

RippleNami architects a proprietary blockchain data visualization platform that empowers people and organizations to generate, collect, and analyze significant data sets. By leapfrogging legacy information communication technology (ICT) systems with RippleNami’s proprietary technology platform, Africa is now on the precipice to penetrate global markets, obtain economic independence, and elevate the prosperity of its people.

This year’s Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners were announced at an awards dinner on November 17 in New York City and attended by 500 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel.  Details about the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the list of Stevie Award winners are available at http://www.StevieAwards.com/Women.

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 capability paints multi-dimensional picture of all relevant information to quickly identify trends, patterns and gaps to design and inform strategies faster. RippleNami solutions enable emergent economies to generate process, manage, share and transact information on a national scale – opening up a world of opportunities for economic inclusion for its citizens and independence for the nation. For more information about RippleNami, visit www.ripplenami.com.

About the 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.

St. Louis Business Journal: 6 startups get investment from Prosper Women Entrepreneurs

St. Louis Business Journal: Capital Innovators invests in 6 new startups

Sep 19, 2016, 7:00pm CDT

Capital Innovators operates out of the @4240 building in the Cortex innovation district in Midtown.  Written by Brian Feldt, Senior Reporter, St. Louis Business Journal

Capital Innovators, the St. Louis-based technology startup accelerator, has invested in six new startup companies that will participate in its three-month program starting next week.

Each of the companies will receive $50,000 in exchange for an equity stake of between 5 percent and 10 percent.

Brian Dixon, COO of Capital Innovators, said the accelerator received hundreds of applications. This cohort includes one St. Louis company — Appbase, which was brought to St. Louis last year when it received a $50,000 non-equity Arch Grant — three out-of-state startups and one company from Israel.

Here is the list of new Capital Innovators startups:

– Appbase(St. Louis) is building a streaming database for powering Internet of Things-age software. Led by CEOSiddharth Kothari.

– Collabra(Louisville) has developed a suite of ed-tech tools helping arts instructors and their students save time, meet institutional and state requirements, ensure accountability, easily exchange feedback, accelerate growth and quantify results. Led by CEO Ron Karroll.

– Heartbeat(Israel) has developed an algorithm that enables doctors, nurses and patients to monitor hemodynamic parameters and provide care management with actionable information to help prevent hospital re-admissions and advanced remote monitoring. Led by CEO Michael Kasan.

– RippleNami(San Diego) is a business-to-business technology company working in developing nations to deliver mapping solutions that solve critical problems. Led by CEO Jaye Connolly-Labelle.

– Stratifund(Minneapolis) is a provider of independent equity crowdfunding due diligence and ratings to help investors make informed investment decisions. Led by co-CEOs Marc Snover and Alex Thaler.

– Sunstation USA(Kansas City) has developed weather resistant, all-natural, touch-free sunscreen dispensers. Led by CEO Ross Donaldson.

Capital Innovators, which operates out of the @4240 building in the Cortex innovation district in Midtown, was founded by CEO Judy Sindecuse in 2010 at a time when the term accelerator was just catching on in Silicon Valley entrepreneurial circles.

To date, Capital Innovators has invested nearly $6 million into 70 companies. Those companies have created 667 jobs and have raised $185 million in follow-on capital following their participation in the Capital Innovators program.

A study published by investment research firm CB Insights found Capital Innovators was the third best accelerator in the country for post-program money raised by startup founders.

To that end, Sindecuse last year launched a follow-on investment vehicle for Capital Innovators portfolio companies called the Lindbergh Technology Fund.

Here’s a look at some of the biggest deals Capital Innovators portfolio companies have closed to date:

  • Gainsight’s $50 million round led by Insight Venture Partners (November 2015)
  • Gainsight’s $25 million round led by Battery Ventures and Summit Partners (November 2013)
  • Gainsight’s $20 million round led by Bain Capital (October 2014)
  • Norse Corp.’s $11.4 million round led by KPMG Capital (October 2015)
  • LockerDome’s $10 million round led by Cultivation Capital (December 2014)
  • Label Insight’s $10 million round led by KPMG Capital (February 2016)