RippleNami - Data Visualization Technology
Company: RippleNami, Inc., San Diego, CA, USA
Company Description: RippleNami believes that, empowered with real-time, easily accessible information, people around the world can connect and foster positive change. RippleNami has redefined mapping with the first visualization platform that consolidates big data and provides information that matters to users and their organizations. RippleNami has received numerous awards for product innovation and CSR.
Nomination Category: Products & Product Management Categories
Nomination Sub Category: Best New Product or Service of the Year - Software - Data Visualization Technology
Nomination Title: RippleNami
Tell the story about this nominated product or service (up to 650 words). Describe its function, features, benefits, and performance to date.
Phil Gahn, a dynamic, compassionate leader, set out to do social good and knew that if he could apply his mapping technology solution in developing countries, the world would forever be changed. First stop: Africa.
In February 2015, RippleNami was born to do just that. Gahn brought on seasoned startup specialist Jaye Connolly-LaBelle to drive advancement of the technology and operations. Together, they integrated RippleNami’s sophisticated mapping technology, Gahn’s strong desire to improve the world and Connolly-LaBelle’s business acumen.
RippleNami’s technology and management successes are reverberating worldwide:
Signed agreement with Nuru International, a NGO striving to end extreme poverty in remote, rural areas. Nuru leverages RippleNami’s technology to support 100,000 people across Kenya and Ethiopia by integrating information related to healthcare, financing, agriculture and education. Armed with RippleNami’s real-time mapped data, Nuru team leaders entering a village have the right information at their immediate disposal to expedite decision-making, track/locate resources and address each community’s most pressing needs. RippleNami technology also tracks terrorist activities.
Signed agreement with Nehemiah and Williams, an electronic payment data mining company in Nairobi, Kenya specializing in electronic payments/mobile advertising. Nehemiah and Williams adopted RippleNami’s platform to enable customers to visualize big data related to utilities and infrastructure, political activities and government programs. They realize data mining bridges gaps between mobile advertising and electronic payments, and utilize RippleNami’s visualization technology platform to provide customers visual representation of detailed information to reveal patterns never before noticed.
Signed agreement with Aero-Pioneer of Africa (APA), a leading provider of air logistics and services to NGOs, governments and private corporations in East Africa/neighboring countries. APA leverages RippleNami’s cost-effective, multi-layered data consolidation/visualization technology, and provides real-time field information, ensuring enhanced accuracy/efficiency of air logistics operations.
RippleNami is quickly having global impact:
-Grew revenue by 100 percent
-Secured 12 major customers in Eastern Africa and UK
-Released web and mobile app versions of its mapping solution
-Reached 20+ million users
-Built 20 strong global channel partners
-Opened two global offices: Nairobi, Kenya and Leeds, England, with Singapore up next
-Increased the pipeline 3x equaling $200 million in recurring revenue
-Positively impacted 110,000 farmers in Kenya/Ethiopia and 2.8 million veterans in the U.K. while also aiding refugee relief efforts in S. Sudan and Somalia.
-Expanding operations to Latin America
Formed strategic partnership with BanQu, a B2B blockchain technology company whose mission to connect the unconnected is aligned with RippleNami’s. BanQu captures meaningful life events that poor populations can leverage to thrive in local and global economies. BanQu enables economic identity so 2.7 billion impoverished who lack identity have access to credit; 65 million living in refugee camps have access to credit/other financial resources.
Building big data Fusion Centers across Africa that connect governments, NGOs and corporations to people and resources and collaborate like never before
With such powerful, rapid results, RippleNami is making a global impact and effecting change within the first year since its founding.
Its endless application possibilities allow RippleNami to put the power of big data and sophisticated technology directly into the hands of organizations and governments, thereby empowering them to facilitate change.
Gahn, Connolly-LaBelle and team believe that armed with real-time, easily-accessible information, people around the world can connect and foster positive change. RippleNami’s cost-effective platform connects users with millions of real-time actionable data points, making it accessible via simple, easy-to-use maps.
It’s redefining the way people and data interact with products that fundamentally change how users experience digital information pertaining to real world conditions/circumstances. RippleNami is the first easy-to-use, intuitive visualization platform that allows anyone to map their world.
The only solution of its kind, RippleNami delivers real-time information on any device, empowering users to easily solve problems, make critical decisions and collaborate through technology.
RippleNami is derived from ripple, meaning movement, and Nami, “with me” (in Swahili). A ripple of data builds to a tsunami of information.
In bullet-list form, briefly summarize up to ten (10) of the chief features and benefits of the nominated product or service.
-Secured 12 major customers; 20 global channel partners
-Released web and mobile app mapping solution versions
-Provided data-mapping access to 20+ million users
-Opened two global offices (Kenya and England; Singapore next)
-Impacted 116,000 Kenya/Ethiopian farmers by integrating healthcare, financing, agriculture and education information
-Helped 2.8 million UK veterans easily find resources/support options using Smartphones
-Improved East Africa/neighboring countries air logistics operations
-Delivered data-driven technology solutions throughout East Africa (where data availability lacks)
One of six companies selected worldwide to participate in each of these two St. Louis-based Accelerator Programs that foster growth: Prosper Women Entrepreneurs and Capital Innovators. Prosper advances women-led companies while Capital Innovators provides resources/connections to startups, helping take them to next levels. Capital Innovators consistently ranked in top 5% nationwide.
Partnered with Minn.-based BanQu, a disruptive blockchain technology company, bringing 3+ billion impoverished and refugees economic identity and big data mapping