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An Entrepreneur’s­ Journey: The Privity Way

Overview:

Trial and tribulations are part and parcel of any entrepreneur’s journey. In this session the speaker will talk about what separates chaff from the grain.

Key Presentation Points:

Characteristics of an entrepreneur who apart from having a vision, perseverance, ability to adapt and pivot must wear humility, be articulate, focused and versatile to achieve their goals. The session will highlight journey of Privity and its portfolio company Loyyal joining prestigious Dubai Future Accelerator program.

Speaker Profile:

Sleem Hasan CEO & Founder, Privity an independent Dubai-based advisory firm that was founded in 2004. The company invests in entrepreneurs with interesting and unique ideas and helps them develop and grow. Privity is agnostic to geography and industry vertical and focuses on the quality of the entrepreneur and the compelling value proposition of the idea.

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The Loyyal journey in Dubai seen through Privity’s lens

The Loyyal journey in Dubai seen through Privity’s lens

http://bravenewcoin.com/news/loyyal-helps-to-make-dubai-the-global-leader-in-blockchain-technology

 

Circa late November 2014, I received a call from my dear friend Sadiq

Hussain and my neighbour (we live 25 floors apart!) suggesting I meet with

his house-guest, Gregory Simon, who was in Dubai as a speaker at the first

Blockchain conference in the UAE. We met on the 30F of our building  and

after exchanging pleasantries got introduced to this almost “wunder-tech”

called Blockchain. My two maths degrees let me down initially but over the

months and several Skype calls later with Greg exercising utmost patience,

I got my epiphany moment, to which I uttered-“Greg, this is probably one of

the most exciting phenomena we are witnessing in our lifetimes since the

advent of electricity!”- a statement now indelibly imprinted in my brain.

Since then, Loyyal(fka Ribbit.me) completed a Seed round of funding, the

Dubai Government launched the Global Blockchain Council and more recently

launched the Dubai Futures Accelerators to which Loyyal got chosen as one

of the 31 inaugural cohorts. On Oct 9th at the DFA they showcased a live

demo to an audience of about 100 people and yesterday I read with humility

and delight the article above in BravenewCoin.com- needless to say, a proud

moment for Privity, hence the need to document and share this journey for

posterity.

Sleem Hasan

Loyyal helps make Dubai the global leader in Blockchain technology

Dubai’s Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan recently launched the Dubai Blockchain Strategy, a plan to use the technology in several different areas. The Blockchain Strategy has three main objectives, making the government more efficient, creating specialized sectors for business, and achieving global leadership.

“Dubai has sought to position itself at the forefront of the technology, and became the first government to introduce this technology in the world.” – Dubai Blockchain Technology

One of the blockchain platforms being used in Dubai is a universal loyalty and rewards system, run by New York-based blockchain startup Loyyal. The company CEO Gregory Simon officially announced the launch of the Dubai Points program on Sunday night.

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Loyyal selected to participate in the inaugural Dubai Future Accelerators Program

Loyyal is one of only 31 companies, out of 2,274 worldwide that applied, to be selected by the Dubai Future Foundation team to participate…

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AiSpot selects Loyyal to provide Blockchain Loyalty Solution for Norwegian Travel Platform

NEW YORK, Sept 27, 2016 — (ACN Newswire) — Loyyal, a leading blockchain start up focused on creating the future in global loyalty and…

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Loyyal picked by Dubai Future Accelerators

Loyyal, a Privity portfolio company, was one of the 30 companies picked by Dubai Future Accelerators out of 2274 applications from 73 countries from across the world. They started their inaugural 90- day programme on 18th September 2016.

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Loyyal at Foundry 50 Lions Innovations Event in Cannes

Last week, Loyyal was selected as one of the top 50 start-ups by Unilever Foundry to join them at the Lions Innovations event in Cannes.

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Dubai Points — Looking to the Future of Loyalty

The announcement of Dubai Points by the forward looking Government of Dubai, to be built by Loyyal, heralds a world first opportunity to…

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Loyyal adds Safwan Zaheer to Board of Directors

NEW YORK, NY, June 14, 2016 — (ACN Newswire) — Loyyal Corporation, a leading technology start up offering an innovative universal loyalty…

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Unilever Foundry 50 Bring Home and Store of the Future to Lions Innovation

Huge News!! Out of 4500 startups reviewed by Unilever, Loyyal has been selected as one of only 50 for the Unilever Foundry 50 at Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity this month.
In conversations leading up to this announcement, Unilever senior leadership made it clear they see the unprecedented transformational impact of Loyyal’s blockchain and smart contract technology on incentivizing not just the relationship of a brand with it’s consumers but with every other participant in the entire supply chain.
A very proud moment for Team Loyyal on being selected by Unilever Foundry and even prouder moment for Privity for having identified their potential even earlier. Loyyal – a Privity portfolio company.

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