people.io's Nicholas Oliver named 2016 Nasdaq Rising Star at Founders Forum, for their consumer-centered vision of giving people ownership of their data.
New York, Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - Nicholas Oliver, founder of people.io, is scheduled to ring the Nasdaq Closing Bell on Tuesday 17th January to celebrate his announcement as Nasdaq’s 2016 Rising Star. Presented at the Founders Forum event in London, the award recognises his energy and ability as an entrepreneur, who has built a business from its announcement in early 2016 to a consumer launch in Germany and nationwide rollout in the UK in Q1 2017.
people.io’s mission is to give people ownership of their data and to create a firewall for people, transforming the technology industry into one where a person is given control over the use, access and value associated to their personal data. This follows in the path of other unicorns who now lead market categories with their innovative product offers, without owning the asset from which the value is created.
people.io represents the next evolution in technology as we move towards a world led by artificial intelligence, sharing economies and an abundence of connected devices. This shift will create, and require, increasing amounts of data, evidenced by the number of data-led IPOs that have taken place of late. At the same time, consumers are waking up to both the power, purpose and - unfortunately - the frequent misuse of their data.
The only viable way to make progress in this data hungry world is to ensure that a person retains ownership and control of their personal data and receives a fairer exchange for its use. Putting consumers at the heart of the big data transaction has been, and will continue to be, their mission.
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people.io is a marketplace that puts consumers back in control by allowing them to dynamically license their data and attention to brands. The platform enables consumers to earn credits by sharing information and engaging with content or updates from relevant, local businesses. Credits can be exchanged for products and subscriptions from your favourite brands or even given as a donation to charity. people.io will never share an individual’s data with third parties. All user data remains under licence from the consumer, with the option to opt-out and have their data deleted from the platform at any time.
Behind people.io is a team committed to putting consumers first. Using their expertise from the worlds of advertising, finance and consumer tech industries, they’re working hard to put people back in control of their data.
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