Adhering To Global Trends
and Fostering a Better Future
and Fostering a Better Future
Global Trends and
Fostering a Better Future
Global Trends and
Fostering a Better Future
MFS Africa is Africa’s foremost mobile money connectivity hub. The company is currently focused on expanding the use of its solution and range of its customers by connecting mobile money platforms, money transfer organizations, banks, e-commerce platforms, and other financial institutions. In the future, MFS Africa plans to add even more international mobile money platforms to its network and develop its global footprint such that it can better bridge the flow of monetary resources between continental Africa and the rest of the world. As of year-end 2017, MFS Africa has connected over 170 million users and was designated by “Fast Company” as one of the Most Innovative Companies in Africa.
The manga “The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.” tells the story of Kusuo Saiki, a high school student who possesses unique psychic abilities and faces a variety of unfortunate events in his daily life. The series was first released in 2012 on the Weekly Shonen Jump and has since issued over 6 million hard copy comic books worldwide. Saiki’s anime series, produced by J.C. Staff and EGG Firm, live action screenplay, directed by Yuichi Fukuda, and video game, developed and published by Bandai Namco Studios, all received wide critical acclaim in Japan. “The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.” anime series and mobile game will both release in January 2018 with the anime’s second season premiering on TV Tokyo on January 16th.
Headquartered in Singapore, Bluzelle offers a complete and fully integrated stack of blockchain applications, middleware and data services. Bluzelle’s business applications unleash the power of the blockchain covering payment networks, smart insurance and KYC-Identity. Bluzelle’s middleware hides all the blockchain plumbing, making it easier for our customers to run their applications. Bluzelle integrates with existing systems from other technology companies. Bluzelle’s customers include Maybank, AIA, MSIG, Desjardins, MatchMove and others. Bluzelle has partnerships with Microsoft, British Telecom and Temenos. In the past 2 years, Bluzelle has acquired many prestigious awards and accolades, such as “2017 Tech Pioneer” by the World Economic Forum and “Fintech 100 Emerging Star” by KPMG.
Headquartered in San Bruno, California, SharesPost is the leading trading platform for private company shares. It helps shareholders and investors navigate and execute trade in the late-stage, private growth asset class. Past and present companies traded on its platform include leading Silicon Valley enterprises such as Facebook, Tesla, Uber and Airbnb. In addition, the company manages a close-ended fund, SharesPost 100 (NASDAQ: PRIVX), providing even greater access to the world’s leading technology startups. Currently, the SharesPost platform covers 80% of the world’s“unicorn” private companies, has cumulatively executed $2 Billion in trade value and represents approximately $2.4 Billion in sell-side inventory.
Established in 2007 and based in Shanghai, Shanghai Great Trip International Travel Service Co.,Ltd.(Great Trip)is an educational services provider offering international travel and study programs as well as domestic experimental education. Great Trip is dedicated to serving the primary and middle school market segments and seeks to provide immersive afterschool activities, winter and summer camps, and domestic and international abroad programs that promote the growth and prevalence of quality education and study tour. Since July 2015, Great Trip has signed partnerships with over 30 schools and has enrolled over 60,000 customers. After many years of sustained growth and achievement, the company successfully listed on the National Equities Exchange and Quotations on July 31st, 2015. In 2016, Great Trip was awarded the Shanghai City Exquisite New Enterprise designation. The company became the main partner for Shanghai’s first experimental education mandate in the city’s Putuo District in the same year. On May 31st, 2017, Great Trip was officially admitted to the NEEQ’s Innovative Companies Tier. As a next step in its development, the company will focus on strengthening its brand and positioning it as the premier provider of youth travel and experimental education.
Headquartered in Shanghai, IGenesiis Group is establishing a startup pre-incubator community platform for innovative entrepreneurs (innopreneurs) with the best minds and hearts. IGenesiis’s innovative operating model is inspired by a community-based system that has been discovered to work across cultures and industries, a new system proven to create tremendous value in the Silicon Valley in the recent few years. The company holds sharing and collaborating as a centerpiece to its philosophy and strongly believes that truly successful innopreneurs do not focus solely on only self-growth and creating a business; moreover, they also devote themselves to empowering and imbuing others with vibrant ideas, constructive challenges and collaborative values for the purpose of together creating a world of mindfulness and abundance. As a result, IGenesiis’s own community platform is composed of experienced startup founders, C-suite professionals, and angel investors that have come together to provide the proper insights and resources to help future founders of IGenesiis thrive. Through a series of immersive courses, empowering mentorship tailored to each student’s capabilities, and valuable resources derived from the greater social group, IGenesiis helps founders transform their conceptual “0”s to substantial “1”s and launch their sustainable, impactful business visions.
Headquartered in Brooklyn, with offices in Dublin, Ireland, Touch Press Inc. creates and publishes award winning educational games and content for digital platforms. Touch Press Inc. was formed by the integration of Amplify Games & StoryToys. It offers customers a rich education resource with more than 120 apps and educational games, covering English, Science, Mathematics, History, Geography, Politics and more. Touch Press Inc. has more than 2.2M monthly active users and over 25M cumulative downloads. It is one of the first App Bundles suppliers on the Apple APP Store.
Platinum Analytics & Technologies ( PA ) was founded in 2015. It is a FinTech company specialized in providing foreign exchange/gold and cross-asset solutions for financial institutions and companies while focusing on the demand for China’s financial market localization. It provides clients with specially designed tools, such as early-warning indicators of fluctuating rates and volatility. PA has strong product development teams that are international and domestic experts in both technology and finance. PA is planning to launch Electronic Communication Network for off-shore RMB within the next 1-2 years, which will empower its competition in China and global market.
Quantifeed is a leader in digital wealth management solutions in Asia. Its software and financial models provide institutions with a configurable solution to suit their wealth management objectives. This allows firms to reach hundreds of thousands of consumers quickly and economically. The online platform enables users to invest in portfolios of stocks, funds and other asset classes across all major global markets. Quantifeed offers a library of portfolios for asset allocation, thematic investments and other trading strategies.
codeSpark is a CA based startup focused on learning games that combine world class design with a dash of silliness. The co-founders are Grant Hosford, a successful entrepreneur and online marketing expert, and Joe Shochet, a gaming and virtual reality expert .Its mission is to ignite curiosity about computer science and turn programming into play. It is the developer of a puzzle game known as The Foos, which is an app for kids that uses a visual language to help them learn the logic of coding. The Foos has been downloaded by more than 4 million users in 172 different countries. It has won “American Association of School Librarians 2016 Best App for learning and teaching.”
EdCast is a personal learning network to enhance human ability to collaborate and learn across educational materials, instructors, students and employers. EdCast Knowledge Cloud™ powers online learning portals built on OpenEdX for world class institutions, enterprises, governments and non-profits to enable millions of students to collaborate with each other and learn. The team has a track record of building large-scale transformational technology and are passionate about the global impact of mobile and online education.