Hello everyone, apologies for being out of touch, but we’ve been extremely busy this quarter.
Here’s what’s up. We are focusing on three major areas. This is a building quarter. Think scaffolding.
Sales. I have a target to have to engage Sales Directors for both North America and Europe by the end of the quarter. We already have hired Mr. Jason Thomas to drive sales in the EMEA region, and he started work on January 2. I am in the process of interviewing candidates for North America. After we secure that candidate, in the following quarter we will look for candidates for the Middle East and other target markets.
Product. We have a major product release coming in Q2. Smart World Pro Version 2.0 is in the final stages of preparation. Here’s a glimpse! https://youtu.be/nteQ0UupgHM We intend to release this next version in May. Team members have joined us from London, Madrid, New Delhi, Ho Chi Minh, Chicago, and Helsinki in the final sprint to the finish line. Any of you who have ever been involved with a new product release know what’s happening right now inside our virtual walls!
Finally, we’ll we will be launching a Series A capital raise in Q2. More details when I am at liberty to disclose.
Procedurally, Republic by now should have finalized the paperwork associated with your investments. Going forward, we have selected the shared transfer agency Koreconx https://www.koreconx.com/ to manage your shares as long as you hold them. Koreconx will not only manage your information, but also to maintain permanent copies of your investment documentation, annual reports, etc. We will also issue investor communications from time to time, though not exclusively, through Koreconx. Soon, you’ll receive an email from them asking you to open an account from which you will manage your investment. More later as this goes live.
Make sure that you follow us on LinkedIn, especially follow me https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelcjansen/. I post frequently about many of the company’s activities, that may or may not warrant the attention of all of my investors, but are still of interest generally. For example, I was invited to present at a special NASA conference last week where I presented the value of digital twins to NASA engineers as they develop their strategies for urban air mobility around the United States (UAM). https://www.linkedin.com/posts/antoinemartinuvs_nasa-accenture-industryx0-activity-6631673490045054976-7CEf That’s right, real minority report stuff—flying taxis, delivery drones, all of the airspace above you. I ditched before the survivor photo, but what great exposure for us!
Lastly, I want to thank all of the investors who voted for us during the recent Control Trends Awards bid. Alas, we did not win, but it was indeed an honor to be nominated and great exposure for us at this terrific gathering, a relationship I am sure we will continue to nurture in the years to come.