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RippleNami : a B2B technology company with the mission to connect unconnected people

Written by jayecon

Tell us a few words about the founders and how the idea came

Phil Gahn 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 8 years old was literally dropped off at a South Korean orphanage door.

But Phil didn’t 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 14 years old graduating at 17.  Following college, he worked in the intelligence side for 14 years and then the humanitarian side in Africa for 12 years. 

While in Africa, Phil grew frustrated by how each year $90 billion 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 Smartphones. Phil knew that if he could take his technology solution into developing countries, the world would forever be changed. First stop: why not Africa?

Link to online video  

https://youtu.be/P4305ZaT_5w

Your products and services 

RippleNami is a B2B technology company working in developing nations to solve critical problems.

RippleNami develops complete blockchain data visualization solutions to accelerate mass adoption of digital technologies in developing countries that enable them to compete in global markets, achieve economic independence and elevate the prosperity of their people. The RippleNami solutions set new standards for cost-effectiveness and scalability, making it possible for any nation to transform itself through digitization to become a Smart Country.

The company’s blockchain data visualization platform integrates diverse data sets from unlimited sources. The platform’s visualization capabilities give users a complete picture of all relevant information to quickly identify trends, patterns and gaps to make better decisions faster. RippleNami solutions enable people and organizations to generate, process, manage, share and transact information on a national scale – opening up a world of opportunities for social, civic and economic inclusion for its citizens as well as economic independence for the nation.

RippleNami enables countries to leapfrog legacy ITC systems to quickly deliver critical services. The blockchain system, with visual data mapping, frees users from information silos, making big data relevant, decipherable and actionable. The cloud-based, device-agnostic and cost-effective platform can be customized to control access to valuable data with specific profiles and permission levels. The only solution of its kind, RippleNami helps deliver real-time information on any device, allowing users the power to easily solve problems, make critical decisions and collaborate like never before.

Your success factors 

RippleNami’s innovative technology solution positively impacted 20 million people in Africa and 2.8 million veterans in the U.K. while also aiding refugee relief efforts in Europe and government infrastructures in Sierra Leone, Keyna, Burundi.  

Today, a significant percentage of our citizens don’t have any documents to verify their identity. Lack of ID limits people’s ability to use banks and inhibits access basic rights like voting, health care, education and travel.  RippleNami’s solution will give each citizen the economic credentials to fully participate in social, civic and economic opportunities.

Without a reliable data infrastructure, our people are currently unable to capture the meaningful events in their lives: property ownership, health records, education certificates, and business licenses.

  • Titles and records that are authoritatively and publicly recorded on a blockchain system remove legal uncertainty and make it easier to do business on a national and international scale.
  • With digital economic identities, livestock owners can quantify their property and have up to date information about the market value, making it easier and less costly to secure a loan.
  • Farmers have instant access to real-time information about which markets will deliver the best price for their crops. And they will have visibility to other farmers in the geographic region so that they can form co-ops to share resources and reduce costs.
  • Small businesses can access new markets, more efficiently manage supply chains, and utilize smart contracts for secure transactions.
  • Government agencies have the information they need to efficiently allocate resources and deliver critical services.
  • The technology also improves humanitarian assistance by eliminating the fraud and mismanagement that sometimes prevent a significant amount of money and goods from getting to the people in need.

Imagine a world where you have all of the information that is important to you at your fingertips…  a world where vast amounts of data can be visualized so it is easily understandable and actionable… and a world where everyone who has a phone will have equal access to the benefits that this technology will bring.

Your factors differentiating and disruptive compared to the existing 

The company’s blockchain data visualization platform integrates diverse data sets from unlimited sources. The platform’s visualization capabilities give users a complete picture of all relevant information to quickly identify trends, patterns and gaps to make better decisions faster. RippleNami solutions enable people and organizations to generate, process, manage, share and transact information on a national scale – opening up a world of opportunities for social, civic and economic inclusion for its citizens as well as economic independence for the nation.

Your business model 

RippleNami follows a Software as a Service (“SaaS”) subscription business model. Revenue is based on a traditional Pay-Per-Multiple-User pricing model. A separate per-user cost is incurred for a specified number of employees in a tiered pricing plan. Volunteers and those serviced by organizations are not charged. Contracts range from 1-3 year terms with evergreen clauses. Total contract value is payable up front, upon implementation of the product. Implementation processes generally take between one and three days. The Company recognizes revenue according to US GAAP revenue recognition regulations.  

A few words about your competitors

There are no competitors.

Your website 

www.ripplenami.com

 

About the author

jayecon

Jaye Connolly-LaBelle serves as president and chief executive officer of RippleNami, Inc., a global technology company that is redefining blockchain and mapping. RippleNami is dedicated to connecting to the unconnected through its proprietary, revolutionary visualization platform that consolidates big data, easily providing organizations and users with information that matters. In just under six months, RippleNami positively impacted 20+ million users (including farmers, women, children, refugees and veterans) in Africa and the United Kingdom

Connolly-LaBelle brings more than 30 years of leadership experience to her role, which she garnered from various positions held in the finance and mergers and acquisitions areas, as well as in key C-level roles she served in at both private and publicly traded corporations. In her leadership role with RippleNami, she is responsible for development and execution of the Company’s long-term strategy with an emphasis on creating shareholder value.

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