Québec City, Canada – February 20, 2019 - OSF Global Services announced today that it has made a substantial investment in one of its valued clients, Kumbaya. This funding comes close to a year following the initial announcement of the partnership between OSF and the LA-based company and demonstrates OSF Global’s confidence in Kumbaya’s mission. The investment is intended to accelerate the manufacturing and adoption of zeroXess, an innovative IoT solution that is set to connect underserved communities around the world. This funding will also help Kumbaya to kickstart trials to fill rural connectivity black spots.
zeroXess is an affordable and sustainable power and connectivity hub that offers content and data solutions to meet the needs of unconnected populations. The device is currently in production with development work performed jointly by OSF and Kumbaya. OSF is responsible for the development of the company’s ecosystem, including the creation of a series of software components designed to ensure the advanced features available on the zeroXess platform function, and perform in harmony with the needs of Kumbaya’s customers.
"OSF believes very strongly in the importance of uplifting those in need as demonstrated by the wide variety of corporate social responsibility initiatives our global offices participate in," says Gerry Szatvanyi, CEO of OSF Global. “Both OSF and Kumbaya see knowledge as a basic human right and have been collaborating to fulfill the shared goal of helping everyone in the world gain access to information. We are proud to assist in the development of zeroXess both financially and with our technological expertise.”
"We are extremely happy with OSF and consider them a true and valued business partner. They helped us develop not only our intuitive UI/UX but attributing their knowledge to build complete backbone and suite of additional cloud services," says Mike Freni, CEO & Chairman at Kumbaya Inc. “They are a solid partner and team member that enables us to be ahead of the curve. They are a true partner in every form.”
Kumbaya is demonstrating zeroXess at Mobile World Congress held between February 25 to 28, 2019 in Barcelona, Spain in Hall 8 – Booth D13.
OSF Global, with its brand OSF Commerce, is a top digital Cloud transformation specialist and leading global commerce solutions company. Winner of the 2018 Salesforce Lightning Bolt Trailblazer Award for Retail and Salesforce’s 2016 Partner Innovation Award in Retail, the company provides technology, consulting, implementation and online shop management services to emerging and premier brands, and merchants focused on building Multi-Cloud and Unified Commerce projects using Salesforce Clouds and other top-tier cloud technologies such as Sitecore and Adobe. OSF’s agile approach allows the company to scale global growth more quickly and enable businesses to enhance the customer experience. With over 120 ongoing projects and eight years of worldwide deployments, OSF delivers innovative digital solutions across channels, devices and locales. OSF has the following financial partners: HSBC and BDC, and Salesforce Ventures and Delta-v are investors.
Kumbaya is “Connecting the Unconnected,” bringing sustainable power, connectivity and content to off-grid communities globally. Energy powers connectivity. Connectivity powers knowledge. And knowledge powers social and economic progress. Kumbaya’s mission is to create sustainable solutions that enable the under-served, unconnected people of our world to transform their lives. With this in mind, Kumbaya built zeroXess, a solar-powered home energy and communications platform that is affordable, reliable and sustainable, to ensure there is always electricity, light, connectivity, and access to the information of the world. Founded in 2016, Kumbaya is headquartered in Los Angeles, California. Learn more at www.Kumbaya.co.