Stepping beyond the boundaries, changing the way we engage in commerce… for the greater good.
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Our business ideology

We believe that purchasing decisions are driven by unconscious urges, namely emotion. UKa$ii aims to forge a common bond between consumers and business, where each receives real and additional value, while also knowing they are contributing to a greater good through a butterfly effect.

We are committed to supporting social projects and initiatives that our customers care about.

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UKa$ii is a technology and a lifestyle brand.

Find and retain the right customers

Even with today’s technologies you probably engage in conventional marketing practices and spend unreasonably high amounts of time and money, without actually knowing how effective and efficient your efforts really are.

UKa$ii is a rewards program and loyalty eCommerce platform that is stepping outside the boundaries, allowing you to successfully reach and engage directly with consumers who want to, when they want you to, greatly reducing marketing and advertising spend in the process.

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Summary Description of UKa$ii

UKa$ii is a completely mobile, blockchain based Rewards Program and Loyalty eCommerce Platform allowing consumers to earn "cash back" for cash spent, in the form of crypto-tokens.

Expansive Summary

Consumers are loyal to two things only: Brands and Price. The consumer experience with a company’s products and services, through the end-to-end customer journey, is the fundamental component that drives brand value. While the price of those services will predicate the consumer segment and affirm brand status.

Thus, in order to achieve zen in affinity, advocacy and devotion from customers; services, offerings, price and transactions – for the individual - need to be seamless and consistent.

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With the onset of Blockchain technology, cryptocurrency and smart contracts, utilising universally prevalent mobile technology, it’s now possible to potentially please all of the people all of the time, and for companies to position their brands relevant to their customer segment; all the while maintaining a level of income that will satisfy their business needs.

Every aspect of UKa$ii has been designed and developed to be inherently simple.

UKa$ii is completely mobile and consumers and UKa$ii Partners will be able to make transactions quickly, easily and with elements of pleasant engagement.

The core mission UKa$ii set itself from the outset, is to raise the bar in everything we do, and facilitate better standards of living for as many people as we can reach through UKa$ii. UKa$ii will invest in, promote, and actively participate in philanthropic initiatives.


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What is UKasii?

UKasii (pronounced "You-Kashee") is a completely mobile, blockchain based consumer “cash-back” rewards program.

UKasii is made up of two elements: the UKasii Coin and the Kasii Token.

Kasii Tokens are earned as “cash-back” for spending money on goods and services at UKasii Partner establishments.

All customers will need to do, is show the UKasii Partner their unique UKasii QR Code from their mobile phone at the point of payment.


When will the UKasii program launch?

We aim to launch UKasii with our first partner(s) in Quarter 4 2019.


How does the UKa$ii Program work?

In a nutshell, you as a UKa$ii Partner will offer “cash-back” to customers shopping with you in the form of tokens called “Ka$ii”, instead of offering discounts. Or you can offer “cash-back” AND a discount, which customers love.

Customers are then able to spend their Ka$ii with you or any other UKa$ii Partner.


What Is The Value Of A Kasii Token?

1 Kasii will be equal to 1 USD and you will see the value of your Kasii in local currency on the UKasii Mobile app.


What Other Features Does The UKasii E-Commerce Platform Provide?

The UKasii eCommerce Platform will allow Partners to pinpoint and send targeted offers to customers who genuinely want to see them, vastly reducing current marketing costs.

The eCommerce Platform will also provide accurate ROI reports and allow Partners to cost effectively acquire and retain customers.


How much customer data is shared with UKasii Partners?

Customer identity will remain completely private. UKasii Partners will have access to transactional data via the eCommerce Platform but not to whom it belongs to. UKasii Partners will be able to send promotions and campaigns via the eCommerce Platform based on this information, if a customer consents to receive promotional messages.

However, customers will be able to reveal more information about themselves to UKasii Partners if they wish, in exchange for additional Kasii.


Where can the UKasii App be downloaded?

The UKasii App will be available from the Google Play Store and Apple App Store. Details will be made available soon. We’ll keep you updated and inform you when the app will be launched if you complete the form here.


Who can become a UKasii Partner?

Any business that wishes to offer cash-back to its customers can become a UKasii Partner.


What is the cost of becoming a UKa$ii Partner?

Joining UKa$ii is completely free; there are no implementation or integration fees. Once you become a UKa$ii Partner, we only charge a small transaction fee based on the amount of Ka$ii Tokens given to customers as “cash-back”. There are no other costs or fees.


Will UKasii expand to countries outside Africa?

Our immediate short / medium term focus is, beginning with Nigeria, the Central / Sub-Saharan Africa region. However, depending on the growth and acceptance of UKasii by customers and UKasii Partners alike, establishing UKasii in other regions and continents is of course something we are aiming to do.


How fast are transactions using UKa$ii?

UKa$ii will be able to handle over 3,000 transactions per second, with each transaction completed within 3-4 seconds.


How secure is UKasii?

UKasii is being built on the blockchain developed by Stellar. A blockchain is a - very secure - “chain” of transaction records, distributed and stored across a vast network of computers that don’t know each other (the computers are referred to as “Nodes”), where every transaction, and the history of every transaction, is stored on every computer. So, if for example someone wanted to commit fraud, and try to spend money (cryptocurrency) they didn’t have, or steal money, they’d have to alter the history of every transaction on every computer.

For a very simple explanation, you can watch this video.

However, while the blockchain may be very secure by design, UKasii employs “ethical hackers” who are tasked with penetration testing every aspect of the UKasii application to try and find any faults, holes, bugs etc., and naturally we will continue to invest in the security of UKasii.


What is a Blockchain?

The blockchain is to cryptocurrency, what the internet is to email. That is probably the best way to start picturing blockchain. A blockchain is simply a - very secure - “chain” of transaction records, distributed and stored across a vast network of computers that don’t know each other (the computers are referred to as “Nodes”), where every transaction, and the history of every transaction, is stored on every computer. So, if for example someone wanted to commit fraud, and try to spend money (cryptocurrency) they didn’t have, they’d have to alter the history of every transaction on every computer.

Just like the internet is used for much more than sending and receiving email, so the blockchain can be, and is, beginning to be used for much more than transacting cryptocurrency.

For a very simple explanation of blockchains, you can watch this video.


Where is the Blockchain?

The blockchain is not in one place. The blockchain is a vast, distributed network of computers (referred to as “Nodes”) that can belong to anyone, anywhere in the world.

Without going into any fine detail, your computer could become a “Node” if you wanted to participate in a blockchain. Much like people use their computers for various purposes, to play games, browse the internet, word processing, to watch movies etc., they can also run the relevant applications to become part of a blockchain and in the process, earn fees for validating transactions - which is what Nodes do.

There are various blockchains. The Bitcoin blockchain is the most well-known and is obviously used to transact bitcoin. UKasii is being built on the Stellar Blockchain, which you can read about here.


Who verifies blockchain transactions?

Blockchain transaction are verified by the computers (referred to as “Nodes”) on a blockchain network.

Without going into any fine detail, your computer could become a “Node” if you wanted to participate in a blockchain. Much like people use their computers for various purposes, to play games, browse the internet, word processing, to watch movies etc., they can also run the relevant applications to become part of a blockchain and in the process, earn fees for validating transactions - which is what Nodes do.

There are various blockchains. The Bitcoin blockchain is the most well-known and is obviously used to transact bitcoin. UKasii is being built on the Stellar Blockchain, which you can read about here.


Who will benefit from UKasii CSR Investments?

We will be working closely with charities, NGO’s and relevant governmental organisations to identify which causes to support. A UKasii Head of CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) will be responsible for coordinating UKasii CSR initiatives, which UKasii teams will actively participate in.


Can UKasii Customers / Partners nominate causes to benefit from UKasii CSR Investments?

We are planning to make this a possibility, yes.

For more detailed questions and answers, you may refer to our FAQ Page

For any other enquiries please write to us here.

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Who We Are

 

   Mustafa Ozalcin

Founder

Mustafa lead the business growth and development of the airline industry’s leading frequent flyer / loyalty platform, which was acquired by the world’s largest travel IT provider, Amadeus Group, in April 2013.

With a deep knowledge of product, branding, services management, sales & marketing, business process optimisation and technology, and over 20 years airline and travel industry experience, Mustafa's charmingly unpretentious approach to commerce and commercial relationships has enabled him to maintain a continued track record of success.

From untangling "diplomatic crises" between major airlines and governmental organisations, to negotiating multi-million dollar technology contracts, to designing award winning advertising campaigns, Mustafa is a grounded and disciplined management executive.

Mustafa's main focus has always been streamlining end to end operations within an organisation. He led the internal restructuring of Turkish Airlines loyalty department and program Miles and Smiles, which became a member of Star Alliance under his guidance as well as leading the commercial integration of Hitit CS' Loyalty Division into Amadeus, post acquisition.

Born in 1971, Mustafa is a graduate of the streets, and the University of Huddersfield, well travelled and has lived and worked in London, New Jersey, Hong Kong and Istanbul; all of which have served to fine tune and mature his perception of people, commerce and the world in general.

 

   Rob Prophet

Advisor to the Founder

Rob Prophet is an international business executive with extensive multi-cultural experience spanning 25 years and has assisted global brands such as Delta Airlines, Air France / KLM, Qatar Airways, Emirates, and Korean Air.

With over a decade of successful consulting experience behind him, Rob works with various governments, international organisations and investment banks such as The African Union, The IMF, Lancea Partners of London City, and the city-state of Singapore.

He is specialist turn-around strategist and a consultant to airports, transitional government bodies and African start-up carriers.

Rob’s position as Advisor to the Founder is underpinned by his wealth of experience developing and managing commercial activity across Central Africa and an unblemished track-record of conceptualising and linking conceptual strategy to pragmatic implementation.

Rob’s true passion lies in working and guiding emerging markets, with regards to economically sustainable strategies and national economic growth. In this area he has worked with 3 of the top 6 Oil & Gas production governments in Africa, achieved 2 successful airline turnarounds (including the largest Low Cost Carrier on the African Continent), the newly launched National Carrier of Congo-Brazzaville (ECAir), and the largest African VC bank in Africa (Afrimexbank).

Rob comes from a multicultural family background and holds Canadian, Dutch and South African citizenship. This mix of cultural understanding has allowed him to live and work in 23 countries across the globe, ranging from the USA to Mexico, to Malawi to Oman, and Korea.

Rob holds MBA and MBI degrees.

 

   Chinelo Obidigbo

Legal Director

Chinelo is a talented International Corporate / Commercial lawyer, based in Nigeria, with a specialist background in Human Resources. She represents and advises both foreign and Nigerian startups / clients relating to Oil and Gas, aviation, maritime, logistics, telecommunications, project management and corporate governance.

As a graduate from the University of Bradford UK, she was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2012, with 6 years’ experience.

Chinelo has successfully grown a Nigerian start up to an international standard and has also advised both local and international clients on principles of contract, labour and employment, management and investment opportunities in Nigeria as well as procedures and the applicable laws. She also participates in due diligence exercises conducted on companies targeted for investment, mergers and acquisitions.

In her spare time, she volunteers with various non-profit organisations such as K’odimma initiative For Human Development and the Osisioma Foundation.

Chinelo is currently part of the team organizing TEDx Nza Street in Enugu, Nigeria.

 

   Ravindra Bhagwanani

Non Executive Director

Ravindra Bhagwanani is Founder and Managing Director of Global Flight, a leading consultancy in the area of travel loyalty programs, set up in 1996 and is one of the prominent global experts in travel loyalty programs.

Under his guidance and direct involvement, Global Flight has worked with over 50 companies in the industry over its history, covering various sectors. As such, Ravindra has direct access to the latest market developments and helps to influence them. Along with his role at UKasii, Ravindra sits on the advisory boards of a small number of other handpicked companies in the loyalty industry.

Ravindra graduated as aeronautical engineer at the Berlin University of Technology and the Ecole Nationale de l'Aviation Civile (ENAC) in Toulouse. He is fluent in several major languages, including English, French, German and Spanish.

Under Ravindra's chairmanship, Global Flight also organises the annual Loyalty & Awards Conference, the largest dedicated gathering in the travel loyalty industry.

Ravindra was born in Switzerland in 1969 and is married with one son.

 

   Omer T. Zaim

Non Executive Director

Omer is a business management and Information Technology consultant with a background spanning over 25 years, delivering technology modernisation and platform improvements for high-end global organisations from a wide range of industry.

Known for the unique combination of his affable personality and dynamic leadership skills, Omer’s business ethics have allowed him to serve clients including BSkyB (UK), Channel 5 (UK), Richemont, Cartier, D-LINK, UK Health Care and Public Sectors, among many others, enabling them to change and adapt to new technology platforms.

With a strong focus on solution design, strategic planning, business systems and service analysis, Omer also has a deep understanding of technology within application support / development, ERP systems management, Information & Data Security and Infrastructure.

 
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UKa$ii "Team X"

As a start-up organisation UKasii has a number of executives and key team members from technical and commercial backgrounds, both international and local from Nigeria, who have been dedicating their time, and played very important roles in the development and progress of UKasii, pro-bono, since the launch of our organisation.

Due to their positions with their current employers, they have requested to remain anonymous until such time that UKasii is able to officially announce them as employees.