FinComEco (launched by GMEX Group and Saescada) is a commercial venture geared towards developing financial ecosystems within the agricultural sectors of countries with emerging markets such as Africa and Southeast Asia. The primary goals of FinComEco are to improve food security and economic diversity in these countries by providing the most current financial, business, and technological solutions that are carefully tailored to the requirements of each country in a self-sustaining model. The model has been implemented in Malawi and proven to positively impact those involved in the programme, with 47,000 smallholder farmer participants showing a 37% increase in incomes within the first year of implementation. Since its official launch in April 2017, FinComEco has had significant traction in 21 countries across the Pan-African region including 3 who have signed agreements (Malawi, Mozambique and Ghana).

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GMEX Group

GMEX Group

GMEX Group is a set of companies that offer sustainable and innovative solutions for a new era of global financial markets. Providing business expertise, the latest technology, connectivity & operational excellence delivered through an aligned partnership driven approach. We use our extensive market infrastructure experience and expertise to create an appropriate strategic master plan with exchanges, clearing houses, depositories, registries and warehouse receipt platforms.

Our key business solutions enable the creation and operation of cost effective electronic exchanges and post trade infrastructure in multiple asset classes including equities, debt, FX, derivatives and commodities. We operate in both developing and developed markets through the establishment of cohesive business and technology ecosystems. GMEX offers the added benefit of interconnection to multiple partner exchanges, to create global networks of liquidity.

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Saescada Ltd

Saescada is a UK based banking platform business established in 2014. “Parlez!” is the current low cost cloud based retail banking platform offering full current and checking account functionality built on a micro-services architecture that can be white labeled.

Key features include:

  • Accounts which tie into any local banking infrastructure
  • Brandable native smart phone apps (iOS and Android)
  • Online and offline KYC processes which can integrate with local identity databases
  • BACS integration handling direct debits and BACS credits
  • SEPA integration handling direct debits and outbound payments, with international payments routed via IBAN
  • Mobile wallet and retail loyalty club integrations
  • Transactional billing engine and bill payments interface
  • Full end user communication with email, SMS and mobile notifications

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Block Commodities Ltd

Block Commodities is a London NEX Exchange listed company with core focus on maximising value through blockchain ecosystems. Leveraging on its current main assets fertilizer assets and fertilizer trading business, Block Commodities has a clear strategy to create a new platform for an agricultural-efficient ecosystem. The innovative blockchain technology can be used to maximise the value of African agriculture and other commodities that the Company is exploring. These resources will be linked through the vertical integration of primary industries down to consumers via blockchain based supply chain.

Using blockchain’s ability to dynamically incorporate all market participants into an efficient ecosystem, Block Commodities aims to facilitate the commercial operation of such ecosystems in the context of the agricultural production cycle.

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Swarm Fund

Swarm Fund

Swarm Fund is the blockchain for private equity. A fully decentralised capital marketplace, it democratises investing by using the power of blockchain to open up high-return, alternative investment classes to smaller investors through asset-backed funds using cryptocurrency tokens. It makes traditionally exclusive investment opportunities – such as private equity funds – inclusive for Swarm, and provides fund managers access to an untapped capital stack. With a structure similar to a co-operative, Swarm Fund is owned by its members, who also determine, through a liquid democracy governance system, the administrative and philosophical direction of Swarm Fund. By leveraging the efficiencies of intelligent, blockchain 3.0 technologies, Swarm provides an entire platform from which businesses can create and run new, crypto-centric enterprises, with a wellspring of funding built in.

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