Gravity Earth will see its first deployment at the refugee camp in Kakuma, Kenya. The Gravity Earth’s solution will track the daily attendance and the student’s academic performance in three schools within the camp. This technique is completely based on biometric data. The web app helps teachers to upload their performance and test data.
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Further, Ebert says that the startup works closely with NGOs to track other data and indicators. These positively impacts the lives of the residents in the camp. Ebert further elaborates that everyone in the camp is usually strangers to each other. Hence every bit of information gains a lot of value.
He further adds to it saying it can be anything like tracking attendance in school or any basic identity such as age, a number of kids in the household or the languages are spoken etc. Although gathering data is challenging, but Gravity Earth allows third parties to provide and validate data. Validators motivated by providing free mobile airtime and lotteries.
Basically, the purpose is to connect to third parties. The third parties such as Financial Services enable users to gain access to banking, financial services and much more in the upcoming days. This requires some sort of training on both sides. Gravity Earth raised undisclosed seed money to date, and also may raise VC capital in 2019. However, the company isn’t planning to run an ICO.
He further explains that “We’re not considering an ICO and we don’t issue any tokens. For us, the focus is really on the product — the front end — because there are so many things to figure out there. How do we drive adoption and keep our users engaged?”
The company is looking forward to expanding their venture. Ebert explains “We’ll consider new projects once there are a critical number of users on the platform and we have rich data profiles for the users”. Also elaborates “the thing we’d like to move to is access to financial services for refugees — we also see this as a way to monetize and prove our business model.”
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