After 20 years, it’s clear that it’s time to “Elevate the Way Business does Business”. “We’ve created a lot of incremental change over the years – saving large buyers millions in IT costs and helping them reinvest it innovation; replacing salesmanship with data-driven decisions, and drastically reducing the cost, time, and risk of IT across the board while providing visibility into CSR / ESG across the supply chain.

However,  the state of the world demands a more transformational approach. So we launched several new initiatives, focused on social impact in society,  under the brand Syzygy Impact, while also investing and advising transformational and impact-focused companies with the potential to change the world. Leveraging the latest technologies, economic strategies, and governance models, we help guide companies through the everchanging landscape of token strategies and DAOs:

  • Syzygy Impact – a one-stop-shop to align businesses around impact. Every buying decision is a vote to advance your ideals or compromise them. We support global philanthropic initiatives through our Donor Advised Fund to protect the Syzygy makes that choice easy by:
    • Discovering the impact personality of your organization – is it focused on the environment, people, or governance? Internal or external constituencies? Getting back to nature or faith in technical progress
    • Aligning  the incentives in the organization with that impact personality to ensure that doing good is everyone’s job
    • Matchmaking with the right partners who believe in the same things you do and will do the right thing without being forced
  • Syzygy Advance – bringing growth strategy skills and the trust that only time can buy, to the most innovative & impact-focused startups, through:
    • Audit of and due diligence on the core claims to ensure transparency & honesty
    • Executive coaching and advice from business basics to advanced team alignment
    • Technical & product strategy – from UI, to the platform, to feature roadmap
    • Marketing tune-up – from the elevator pitch to the investor deck
    • Social impact strategy – defining how you’ll make the world better through your mission, vision and values
    • Team & board building – finding transformational leaders to join you
    • Enterprise partnerships – using our trusted connections to get you to the right meeting with the right pitch & strategy
 

Investment Portfolio and Syzygy Advance Clients:

Visualization of our ecosystem

  • Web3, DAOs, and Governance – helping organizations of all sizes and complexity modernize their corporate structures through decentralized governance
    • DEVxDAO (Client) – A place where protocols, projects, and engineers work together to push forward the frontiers of emerging technology, providing capital for innovative decentralized projects.
    • Tea (Investor) – Equitable open-source for Web3. Like its predecessor, brew, tea is the base of the developer stack-seated beneath the tools that build the internet. Unlike its predecessor, tea leverages blockchain and Web3 technology to eliminate anonymity and deliver compensation.
    • Menagerie (Investor/Advisor) – Menagerie is a new type of online experience. As easy as you’d start a social media group, you can build a club, corporation, DAO, or nonprofit that thrives in the decentralized world of Web3. Groups can organize around: Ideas, Work, Governance, Sponsors, etc.
    • Vatom (Partner) – Entrusted by the world’s most successful brands to help them create, own, promote, and sell within their own Metaverse.
 
  • Impact Venture & Finance – socially-driven funds, banks, and financial technology companies
    • Unitus Ventures (LP) – India’s top social impact fund that has already impacted 1.2 million people run by Will Poole & Dave Richards
    • Supernode Ventures (LP) – Seed fund run and funded by world-class investors and team led by Laurel Touby
    • Tacit Capital LLC (Investor) – private equity firm helping companies rebuild aftermarket disruptions
    • Wavemaker Three-Sixty Health (Investor) – early-stage healthcare venture capital firm focused on the healthcare industry
    • ABE.io (Investor) – A marketplace for alternative investments accessing a global network of investors. Helping startups raise capital from investors and achieve greater liquidity. 
    • Good Human (Investor & Advisor) – marketplace and curated, verified content on the provenance and purity of consumer products, with an initial focus on health & beauty
    • Belveron Partners Fund VI (LP)
    • AngelsList The Fund LA I (LP)
    • Akerna (Advisor/Shareholder)
    • Pynths (Investor) –  a decentralized synthetic asset exchange and issuance protocol that provides unlimited liquidity using the Ethereum network
 
  • Infrastructure, Technology & Innovation – technical breakthroughs with strong social impact stories in both enterprise & consumer markets
    • Syntropy (formerly NOIA Network) (Advisor and Investor) – the Waze of navigating through Internet congestion by crowdsourcing real-time routing data is creating breakthroughs in IoT, MPLS, and SD-WAN markets while helping expand access to connectivity
    • PRIVATE (Partner) – Special motion capture VR platform to transform gaming into fitness for kids worldwide
    • EOS, Hashgraph, and other proof-of-stake platforms (Connector) – replacing wasteful crypto mining with trusted nodes backed by recognizable brands
    • Block.one (Investor) – Building a more secure and transparent world by publishing open-source software that is free for everyone to use.
    • PENDING (Advisor) – a new approach to affiliate marketing that is focused on creating financial independence for the masses through solidifying trust with a physical sustainable eco-conscious communal living manifestation in Kauai
    • PRIVATE – A transporter of data from on-chain to off-chain counterparts providing real-time communication between the blockchain and traditional web infrastructures.
    • Redivider Fund (Investor/Activist/Advisor) – Redivider, a fund and ecosystem, is investing exclusively into a company building and deploying edge computing data centers throughout US Opportunity Zones and a Bitcoin mining company leveraging those computing services
    • Nakji Network (Investor) – Nakji is a transporter of data from on-chain to off-chain counterparts providing real-time communication between the blockchain and traditional web infrastructures
    • Zero Waste IT – a project to identify and consolidate unused data center & server capacity within enterprises & service providers.
 
  • Digital Media & Entertainment – technical breakthroughs in the media and entertainment industry with a focus on web3 and the creator economy
    • RAIR (Investor) –  a blockchain-based digital rights management platform that uses NFTs to gate access to streaming content
    • Baton (Investor/Advisor) – Aggregation platform for creator economy tools
    • WAX (Investor) – WAX (The Worldwide Asset eXchange) is the most used and transacted blockchain ecosystem in the world for NFTs, dApps and video games – providing the safest and most convenient way to create, buy, sell and trade both virtual and physical items to anyone, anywhere in the world.
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  • Digital Identity, Data Transparency & Fraud Prevention
    • Yoti (Partner) – the secure digital ID technology helping more than a million people around the world verify their identity with full control of their privacy
    • Solo Sciences (Board Member/Investor) – counterfeiting protection of agricultural products & medicine. Sold to Akerna (Nasdaq: KERN)
    • Bluenumber (Investor/Advisor) – Bluenumber helps individuals have equity and equal opportunity in a borderless connected world by becoming global digital citizens and equipping them with self-sovereign digital identity, digital tools and skills to operate safely, knowledgeably and profitably as co-creators of our global digital economy
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  • Impact Wellness & Health
    • Ratner/HairCuttery (Investor) – large beauty & wellness chain looking to reinvent itself during the pandemic hiatus
    • PRIVATE (Advisor) – innovations in addiction and PTSD treatment through a holistic framework with potentially radical results.
    • PENDING (Board Member) – high-end custom-designed  treatments to promote ongoing wellness
    • 7Hands (Advisor) – tailored solutions for natural wellness industries, focused on human power distribution
    • Resilience Partners – see below
    • MycoMedica Life Sciences (Investor) Founded by Paul Stamets, MycoMedica Life Sciences is unlocking the healing potential of the fungal genome for both people and planet.
    • Beckley Psytech (Investor) – One of the leading companies in the psychedelics industry, Beckley Psytech is dedicated to helping patients suffering from neurological and psychiatric disorders by developing a pipeline of psychedelic compounds into licensed pharmaceutical medicines
    • Bexson Biomedical (Investor) – Bexson is developing new subcutaneous formulations and a proprietary controlled delivery system to address multiple large-market indications in need of new treatments.
    • World Back To Work (Investor) – WBTW is providing Return-to-Work (RTW) and Stay-at-Work (SAW) solutions including: products, services and software for the COVID and post-COVID era.
    • Wake Network (Investor) – Wake’s mission is to create a world where natural psilocybin therapies and integration practices are the primary support for mental health.
    • Radicle Science (Investor) – Radicle Science reimagines the traditional pharmaceutical and academic research model to deliver rigorous health outcome data at a fraction of the time and cost. 
    • Tripp (Investor) – An award-winning leader in XR wellness, offering clinically validated, measurable XR and mobile experiences designed for mind-body health
    • XR Workout (Investor/Advisor) –  A “workout first” VR music game with hand tracking based full body exercises in boot camp style workouts
    • Kene Life (Investor/Advisor)  Kene Life is designed to bring novel botanical products from indigenous origins to consumers globally as a dietary supplement initially and as a pharmaceutical drug in the future. With a focus on indigenous reciprocity in cultivation and apparel, Kene Life is partnered with the indigenous groups where the botanicals originate
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  • Resilience Partners – a Syzygy ADVANCE  joint venture focused specifically on amplifying verified solutions that help the world fight against Covid-19 and pushing out the charlatans and opportunists in these areas:
    • Identification – testing, scanning, contact tracing, etc.
    • Prevention via physical measures – personal protective equipment, sanitizer, reconfiguration of common spaces, etc.
    • Prevention via compliance training & managed services – implementing best practices among essential workers and bringing in externally trained personnel to augment their capacity
    • Impact reduction – immune system boosts & treatment protocols
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Within these projects, I work with my team as a mix of advisor, connector, investor, auditor, and lodestar to ensure the venture is always pointed towards a positive social impact.  So if your needs are to be amplified, new connections and board members, objective validation, or just shout out to the world, we are on your side. Connect with us here or contact my admin@ramprate.com