We build disruptive ventures in the mobile money, digital media, ad tech and trade finance fields. We leverage Silicon Valley’s on-demand and sharing economy to create a network of global ventures that are powered by a set of shared ideas, capital, technology, market expertise and boldness. Our mission is to make transportation of resources, innovations and opportunities easier and more efficient for society. In the past, our team successfully launched companies in the technology, Internet, mobile broadband and publishing sectors. Now they are at it again as a Collective building the next generation of innovative companies in the US and in emerging markets.
We launched the United+ initiative as a way to combine resources and build lean companies using a unifed framework. This model allows us to leverage our competitive advantages both at the local and global levels. Interested in finding more about it? Drop us a line or read our founder’s article on VentureBeat.
Through United+ our ventures are active in the industries that are shaping tomorrow’s future.
Ali is an award-winning entrepreneur, digital media expert and the driving force behind our innovative business model. He is a former Manager @ Gannett and VP of Digital Media at Quake Marketing.
Derek is the CEO of Las Vegas and Miami-based Quake Marketing and a senior advisor of MIT Ventures. He pilots some of our most innovative ventures in ad tech, real estate, e-commerce and digital technology.
Souleymane is the founder and CEO of Millenium Telecom, a leading mobile broadband and telecom company. His C-level experience at Western Union and IBM is a critical part of our success in the EMEA.
Keith Roberts is a top producing sales professional with over 15 years of experience. Having owned and operated several successful businesses, he entered the lucrative real estate field in 2008. He is a partner in our real estate ventures.
Joe is the other half of leading brand and technology company Box.biz which he co-leads with his twin Andrew. As a gifted developer and technology expert he is a founding partner of AfterShock, our enterprise analytics joint-venture.
Andrew is an artist and technology entrepreur based in SoHo, Manhattan where he co-leads Box.biz, a successful brand marketing and technology company. He and his twin Joe are founding partners in our enterprise joint-ventures.
Bachir is the Deputy CEO of Royal Trading Alliance, a Montreal-based trade finance corporation that invests globally. As an investor hailing from Mc Gill University, he has an unparalleled approach to harvesting business opportunities.
Ndack is a thought-leader, author and Economics professor. A graduate of HEC and a former Consultant at the World Bank, she teaches at the Universite du Quebec a Montreal. Ndack manages our publishing venture’s editorial divisions.
Seydou is the founder of Inovit Group, a leader in management consulting and IT solutions in West Africa and the former Sales Director of CFAO Technologies. He overseas our EMEA projects and is a founding partner of several of our ventures.
GOOGLE IS AN ESSENTIAL PART OF OUR AD NETWORK VENTURES. OUR PARTNERS HAVE EXCLUSIVE AND DIRECT ACCESS TO ITS INNOVATIVE BID MANAGER PLATFORM AND GLOBAL DATA INVENTORY.
INGRAM CONTENT GROUP IS THE WORLD’S LARGEST DISTRIBUTOR OF BOOKS TO OVER 38,000 RETAILERS AND LIBRAIRIES IN 195 COUNTRIES. THE COMPANY DISTRIBUTES OUR PRINT AND DIGITAL PUBLICATIONS.
OUR DIGITAL VENTURES HAVE ACCESS TO FBX, FACEBOOK’S EXCLUSIVE AD EXCHANGE. TAPPING INTO THIS USER DATA ALLOWS US TO DEVELOP HIGHLY TARGETED MARKETING AD CAMPAIGNS WITHIN FACEBOOK.
AKAMA INVESTMENT IS A CANADA-BASED FIRM THAT INVESTS IN THE MOBILE, BANKING AND AGRI-FOOD INDUSTRIES. AKAMA IS ONE OF OUR STRATEGIC AND FINANCIAL VENTURE PARTNERS.
QUAKE MARKETING IS A GLOBAL MARKETING COMPANY WITH OFFICES IN LAS VEGAS, MIAMI BEACH AND MANHATTAN. ITS CLIENTS INCLUDE COCA-COLA, LIVE NATION AND DYSNEY. QUAKE PARTNERS WITH US IN DIGITAL AND AD TECH VENTURES.
THE FRENCH EMBASSY IN NEW YORK SUPPORTS AMERICAN PUBLISHERS THAT PRODUCE INTERNATIONAL BOOKS. THE EMBASSY AWARDED OUR PUBLISHING VENTURE THE 2012 HEMMINGWAY PRIZE FROM THE FRENCH MINISTER OF CULTURE.
BOX.BIZ IS A LEADING MANHATTAN-BASED WEB DEVELOPMENT AND BRANDING AGENCY THAT COUNTS MTV AND PEPSI AS ITS CLIENTS. BOX.BIZ IS ONE OF OUR EQUITY JOINT VENTURE PARTNERS.
ETERNITY VENTURES IS A US HOLDING GROUP BASED IN WASHINGTON D.C. THE GROUP IS ONE OF OUR EARLY BACKERS THAT PROVIDED STRATEGIC ADVISORY SERVICES.
As a global venture builder focused on transformative ideas and with teams located on both coasts, we take the best of both worlds by combining the drive of New York with the innovation of Silicon Valley.
Our headquarters are located in Dakar, Senegal and in the heart of Silicon Valley at 1250 Oakmead Parkway, Sunnyvale, CA (Suite 210). Our ventures operate in Manhattan (can’t knock the hustle), Las Vegas (hello Zappos), Miami Beach (sun, sand and sweat), Washington D.C. (where we tackle global problems) and off the beautiful tropical coast of Dakar, Senegal (the world’s best kept secret). We might even get on Blueseed, who knows?