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Dubai, UAE 15th November 2017
Privity Founder & CEO, Sleem Hasan, presented Session #8 at the MENA-ECA-APAC Network Meetings 2017 of the IFC (International Finance Corporation, World Bank Group) which took place earlier today in Amman, Jordan.
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Privity is honoured to have received mention in Deloitte’s article on Blockchain technology:
Customer loyalty and engagement can make or break companies, warns a report from the Deloitte Center for Financial Services on blockchain-based solutions for customer loyalty. That makes rewards programs a strategic investment for all types of organizations.
Deloitte , the second-largest professional services network in the world by revenue and the largest by the number of professionals, is very influential in the business world and its advice is regularly sought and followed. When it issues a report on loyalty programs and blockchain technology, many operators will listen.
“Loyalty rewards are also a type of digital currency, so it is only natural that the engine that enables Bitcoin to be transacted among multiple parties in exchange for services, goods, and even other monetary tender could do the same for loyalty reward points,” the report noted. “[Blockchain technology] is an ideal remedy for what ails loyalty rewards programs.”
Privity is honoured to have been selected to attend the Italian Investment Showcase 2017- Milan April 11-12.
Privity’s CEO Sleem Hasan spoke at the in5 conference earlier today. Click here to enjoy the video!
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.
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.
The Loyyal journey in Dubai seen through Privity’s lens
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
The South Asia Emerging Markets team at Google’s headquarters in Asia, led by Tania Aidrus and Khurram Jamali, partnered up with Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) to organise Pakistan Startup Summit 2016 in Singapore.
Under this partnership, Google sponsored a group of startup founders from top business incubators and accelerators of Pakistan to attend this event at its office in Singapore. It was a four-day programme designed for the Pakistani startups to understand the Singaporean entrepreneurial landscape, explore business opportunities in Singapore, pitch to investors and venture capitalists and meet similar startups in business incubators and accelerators in Singapore for possible business partnerships.
The nine startups selected for this programme included BeautyHooked, Dockit, Treble, RepairDesk, Vanilla Arcade and Interacta from LUMS Center for Entrepreneurship, Makistra from Plan9, Hireonic from Nest I/O and Ezpz Sehat from Invest2Innovate.
The organising team at Google arranged several sessions and activities for the startups including a session with Amer Qureshi, Director Deloitte Private in Australia, on financial planning and how to raise funds for your startup and a session with an ex-Googler Steve Feiner, CEO, A Better Florist, on the experience of running a business in Southeast Asia.
There was a pitch practice session with two highly experienced professors of entrepreneurship at INSEAD Singapore campus, Ash Singh and Paul Kewen-hite, where all nine startups got to hone their elevator pitches with individual feedback from the mentors. Pakistan Startup Workshop by Saleem Hasan of Privity, an introduction of the VCs and entrepreneurial landscape of Singapore and a session on how to build a great business by Chua Lee Lock, CEO of Vertex Ventures and a networking session with Jeffery Paine of Golden Gate Ventures were some of the other sessions arranged for the startups.
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.