Kili Capital: Bridging the East and the West

 Erick Maleko arrived in Adelaide, Australia on Jul. 31, 2013 with only his suitcase and $3000 cash for living expenses.

He had transferred to Flinders University in Australia to finish his bachelor degree which he had begun in Canada at University of Calgary two years prior.

He had been studying in Canada for six years, since grade 9, before being denied a re-entry permit while on Christmas holiday in Tokyo, Japan.

Erick’s parents, Jilly and Bariki, had been serving as Tanzania’s diplomats to Tokyo since 2003, when Erick was 10 years old.

Erick completed his final years of primary school at St. Mary’s International School in Tokyo, before heading to Edmonton, Canada for his secondary school studies at Louis St. Laurent High School.

The reason why Immigration Canada denied Erick a re-entry permit was because he had taken a semester off courses so that he could focus on growing his thriving smartphone trading business.

This was in April 2012, when Apple had just released the iPhone 4S. He had began the trading business in his final year of high school.

“At the beginning, I was just trading iPods. This was in 2010, but then I took the leap of faith and got into smartphones- this was one of my earliest strategic business moves,” says Erick.

“I thought education was not secluded to the four walls of the classroom. The world is a classroom. At that time it was the trendy entrepreneurial thing to do. Unfortunately I forgot that I was an international student – an object to the State. I grew up in Canada, spent tens of thousands of dollars in that economy- and this is what I got. I thought they were the good guys,” remembers Erick.

“Thank God mom gave me another chance; otherwise I could have been sent back to Africa to finish university, never to be heard from again,” Erick adds.

Fast forward ten years later, today Erick is the managing partner of Kili Capital, an investment management and advisory firm focused on private equity and venture capital with $500m in assets under management.

“Our geographic focus is Asia Pacific and Sub-Sahara Africa. We like the PE and VC hybrid-model because there is a synergy and balance to it. Today the VC world needs to not forget about value and fundamentals. While on the other hand VC energy is truly needed in sunset industries found in the PE universe,” says Erick. “We are sector-agnostic, we invest across both consumer and industrial companies. At the moment our portfolio is made up of companies in consumer services and e-commerce,” adds Erick.

Kili Capital is also involved in the lower middle market buyout space in North America. “There, we partner with some of America’s renowned private equity firms. We buy, build, and sell companies,” says Erick.

Kili Capital works with institutional clients to manage capital on behalf of pension funds, university endowments, foundations, family offices, and high-net worth individuals. “There is a pending crisis with pension fund liabilities in the US. In order to have enough resources to meet the weekly pension checks of retired firefighters, teachers, and police officers- our pension fund clients need to earn annual returns above 8%; that’s the service we provide,” Erick explains.

Erick has come a long way in one decade. And given that he is not yet 30 years old, the future looks bright for this young entrepreneur.

“I am not doing this for the money. I’m just a steward of the peasants of the world. Those without access to healthcare, shelter, and education. This is God’s money. He is the one who is in charge here. I’m just a mere vessel,” says Erick

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QURECA Are Bridging the Gap Between Quantum Academia and the Workplace

 “Quantum Algorithms for Computational Finance” is the newest release for the QURECA platform, joining “Quantum For Everyone” and “Introduction To Quantitative And Computational Finance.” All three courses have secured certification from The CPD certification service.

“Quantum For Everyone” is a non-technical course that aims to introduce learners to quantum technologies and their applications. The course will discuss quantum buzzwords, business uses for quantum technologies, as well as personal uses for quantum technologies.

Steven Stern from Zapato Computing said, “The ‘Quantum For Everyone’ course was informative and well produced. It delivered a balanced presentation describing the fundamentals of Quantum Computing coupled with what’s important for organisations to consider.”

“Introduction To Quantitative And Computational Finance” and the newly released “Quantum Algorithms for Computational Finance” form a two part series titled “Quantum Computing For Finance.” The series aims to provide learners with an understanding of the fundamentals of quantitative & computational finance, as well as quantum algorithms for their implementation on quantum computers.

The educational series, led by instructors from QuantFi, includes a number of coding exercises to support learners in building programming skills. QURECA is also collaborating with Strangeworks to provide a unique integrated platform accessible to all learners, to practice the programming exercises covered in the courses and gain hands-on experience with quantum computing.

Dr. Araceli Venegas-Gomez, CEO of QURECA says, “We are extremely proud to be working with QuantFi and Strangeworks on this series. We hope that the course provides real value and that people can take the skills they learn during the series and implement them into their working life.”

As an early bird bonus, QURECA are taking £200 off both of the courses within the series, meaning an almost 30% discount for those that purchase both courses. The “Quantum For Everyone” course also currently has a 90% discount for students.

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Unityventures Bridging the Gap for New Aspiring Investors into Cryptocurrency

RYI UNITY is a community-driven Decentralized Finance project which aims to bring venture capital to the people through Unityventures

LA, California, 26 May 2021, ZEXPRWIRE, Everybody who ever had a big idea had to start somewhere. Some people just had bigger ideas and the means to get it done. Today, there are more ideas than resources for new or struggling companies. Having a solid business plan is the best way to start and ensure project success but many companies fail, because they do not get the “plan” right. Many more reasons cause businesses to fail. To ensure success, eliminate problems businesses have by putting blockchain solutions in your business plan. Adding blockchain, or tokenizing your idea, project, product, or technology, can erase problems and help you create happy clients. Before you do that, you should know what causes businesses to fail.

Step #1 Avoid Common Business Failure Traps For successful business, research what makes companies fail. Avoid being a pioneer with arrows in your back.

Research can solve all of these, but it cannot 100% fix the lack of cash and research can be costly. But not all research is needed before starting a business. Much can be done while operating, so lack of funding is the biggest problem.

Funding Solves All Of These Problems!

  •  Failed Expansions
  • No Media Or Buyer Awareness
  • Legal Challenges
  • Failure To Utilize Networks

They say, “it takes money to make money” But how can you avoid failure, obtain funding & stay out of trouble when you have no credit?

Step #2 Getting Funded Without Credit Damaged credit or no credit, getting banks or shareholders to fund you, is difficult, time-consuming and can fail for many reasons. Before you launch, even with good credit getting the right amount of funding, may be difficult. If banks will not cooperate, it is unlikely your cash is enough to list on the NYSE! Already cried to friends & family but were met with laughter? Don’t lose hope! If your “idea” is good, call Unity Ventures. Unity Ventures takes owners by the hand from concept to launch, focusing on business development, acceleration and LAUNCH! They can help avoid the top reasons businesses fail. Unity Ventures provides options for funding that melt what is stopping you from launching!

Projects looking for funding are wise to check Unity Ventures out! If your idea makes “sense” to UV’s team? They can work to get you the funding and the audience you need quickly and safely.

Step #3 Get Your “Big Idea” Launched…Safely! Launching is only one step, making sure you launch safely, is important. Cut the wrong deal and you could find yourself owning less of your business than the financiers. They might cut you 100% out of the picture. Fail to get the right funding and things like proper marketing become impossible to obtain. Get your marketing “wrong” and money dries up before you learn how to sell to the public. Worse yet, if you make the wrong moves early on, you could be in for a world of hurt from regulators, lawsuits, or disgruntled buyers. Launching safely and getting the right mix of funding to revenues correct, is where you need to focus. It may be as simple as working with Unity Ventures. They can bring you the audience and the launch platform.

If you are ready to take your idea from the task list to launch?

Unity Ventures are the professionals you need for mentorship, incubation, business development, marketing services and revenue optimization. Launching on exchanges is awfully expensive for new companies. One solution is to get listed on a DEX (Decentralized Exchange) like Uniswap, Sushiswap etc. Unity Ventures can get you listed on a DEX and in fact are about to launch their own DEX platform Unityswap and can even utilize BPswap which just released a couple of weeks ago! For bigger exposure, why not list on multiple DEX platforms?

Crypto buyers are looking for up and coming ventures to get involved with. However, they have concerns about fly by night companies and scams.

Unity Ventures…The Benefits Of Vetted Projects Unity Venture’s strategies & systems increase buyer confidence in your launch. By vetting their projects and the people behind them using recommended KYC services, buyers can know who they are dealing with. Token security and buyer confidence are managed and secured by locking up team and insider tokens. This ensures retail buyer fears about dumps and rug pulls, are met with strong measures. Unity Ventures can limit allocations to prevent large buyers from controlling your token supply, this prevents whales from selling large numbers of tokens. For added comfort against scams & rug pulls, UV can work to lock up liquidity tokens, providing greater ease of mind for buyers. To further reduce bad actors & bots from damaging your launch, Uv has unique methods to share. They can set up whitelists, FCFS (first come first served), anti-exit scam prevention, smart contract audits, dynamic token and even strong holder offerings for added safety.

Concerned about being short-staffed? UV can show you how to build a thriving community to meet demands with community member services. To get support from launchpads, institutional lenders, venture capitalists or even retail buyers, companies had to make big sacrifices. Either you had to surrender large amounts of equity or IP or share in your idea, business.

Many launchpads require you give up vast chunks of your total supply of tokens, to be controlled by lenders temporarily or longer. Until now, few solutions to these problems existed. Just to participate in up & coming projects, buyers had to put large resource stakes on hold. To secure your interest, you also had to lock up large sums over and above that stake. Unity ventures seek to change all that and bring solid projects to larger audiences, getting them funded faster! “

“Revenue, Growth Optimization & Acceleration, in THAT order”

Got a project needing funding and a straight line to the launch starting line?